Fair Fees - Frais équitable
Brampton MPP Jagmeet Singh has introduced his private member’s bill created in an attempt to keep a lid on high international money transfer fees.
The Bramalea-Gore-Malton MPP introduced the bill in the Ontario legislature yesterday, where it received first reading.
A large group of BC ACORN members were able to put questions about our platform straight to NDP critics who may very likely be in prominent positions in the BC Government in a little over a month's time. Here is a recap about what they said about our five platform planks:
Around 100 BC ACORN members listen as Disability Rights Group leader Tom Page questions the NDP panel on the rising disability rate at last night's big meeting in New Westminster.
With 511 storefront locations in Canada and another 25 in the U.K., the Cash Store Financial Services Inc. is easily this country’s largest homegrown purveyor of payday loans. So when the company announced in February that it was giving up payday lending in Ontario—by far its largest market—some were understandably confused; this would be like McDonald’s giving up not just hamburgers, but food.
With income tax season officially open, an Ottawa-area lobby group is aiming to help low-and moderate-income Canadians file their returns.
For low earners, there's no charge for the Ottawa Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now service, now in its fifth season.
Watch MP Peter Julian table ACORN Canada's petition to regulate the remittance industry federally:
CBC's The Current talks about cleaning up the payday lending industry, including the work done by ACORN Canada members. Listen here:
A social justice group that advocates for low income Canadians is offering one of the largest free income tax preparation services in the city.
Ottawa ACORN spokesperson Basmah Osman told CFRA they will help people receive all the benefits they can from their income taxes and connect them to benefits they may not have known about.
This is the fifth year of the program. People who make less than $30,001 per year can book an appointment between February 27th and May 11th.
Last year they helped more than 780 people file their income taxes.