CBC series on debt looks at payday lenders.
Fair Fees - Frais équitable
There are 70 payday lending institutions in Ottawa, and the city is eyeing long-term plans to develop regulations to control their spread.
L'Association communautaire pour une réforme nécessaire (ACORN) presse le gouvernement fédéral de protéger les personnes à faible revenu contre les pratiques des banques et des entreprises de prêts sur salaire. Réunis en congrès à Ottawa, dimanche, les membres ont planifié leurs actions à venir.
Provincial and Federal Finance Ministers are meeting upstairs
The federal government says it is concerned about high cellphone prices and is ordering the telecom regulator to review a recent ruling on roaming that makes it harder for some small wireless companies to provide inexpensive service.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a page from Stephen Harper’s populist playbook Thursday and instantly shot down a proposal to place a small cultural levy on Internet service providers (ISPs).
While ACORN and our allies were able to achieve successes for low-to-moderate income people - some announced in today’s budget and some last week on rent control - today’s budget makes it clear that we need to continue to pressure the Provincial government to make Ontario an affordable place for regular people to live.