Coun. Mathieu Fleury is asking that payday loan shops be licensed by the city, along with stricter regulations on where they can be located.
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A motion to limit the number of pay day lenders that can operate in Toronto passed unanimously at Toronto City Council’s April 1 meeting.
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Using amendments to zoning rules, motion would stop lenders from setting up shop within 400 metres of each other.
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Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury plans to ask council for permission to have bylaw staff prepare a report on payday loan companies, complete with stakeholder input, for the community and protective services committee. His goal is to see these businesses licensed in order to limit their numbers and restrict where they can set up shop.
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