Utilities

March 31, 2014
Life in B.C. is about to get more expensive and advocates say it's the province's low-income seniors who will be hit the hardest. A number of rates affecting British Columbians are getting hiked,...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Utilities, British Columbia
May 29, 2011
Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) undertakes solid legal and research services on behalf of consumers. The Centre website has research and reports on consumer issues concerning...
Keywords: Online Resource , Debt and Consumer Law, Legal Research, Utilities, Organizations, All of Canada
BCPIAC
April 11, 2011
The British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre is a non-profit society that advances the interests of groups that are generally unrepresented or underrepresented in issues of major public...
Keywords: Online Resource , consumer advocacy, consumer law, consumer rights, credit, debit, Debt and Consumer Law, Debt and Consumer Law, Disability, Disability, disability rights, Employment, factsheets, farmworkers rights, Homelessness, Human Rights, Legal Assistance, Legal Info, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, PLEI, Tenants' Rights, Utilities, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Organizations, Research and education, Services
October 14, 2010
The Mission of The Low-Income Energy Network: Aims to ensure universal access to adequate, affordable energy as a basic necessity, while minimizing the impacts on health and on the local and global...
Keywords: Online Resource , Debt and Consumer Law, Debt and Consumer Law, energy, energy, energy poverty, energy poverty, Housing, Housing and Tenancy, low-income, Utilities, Campaigns and initiatives, Ontario
February 17, 2007
Nova Scotia's privately owned electric company is increasing the rates by about 4%. According to a CBC article, "Some have to choose between heating and eating as N.S. power rates go up again," (Link...
Keywords: Article , News, Utilities, Nova Scotia
September 4, 2006
New "smart meters" being installed in some neighborhoods are supposed to encourage energy conservation by holding residents accountable for the amount of electricity they use, but because low-income...
Keywords: Article , News, Utilities, Ontario
February 11, 2006
A coalition of anti-poverty groups pressure the Nova Scotia government to reduce the cost of utilities. Low income earners are living in substandard conditions due to the high cost of utilities....
Keywords: Article , News, Utilities, Nova Scotia
January 8, 2006
The increased cost of fuel has made it difficult for Elders and low income earners of the Yukon's Kwantlen-Dun nation to pay their energy bills. The First Nation's Director of Finance is very...
Keywords: Article , Aboriginal and First Nations, News, Utilities, Yukon
January 8, 2006
More people are having to use PEI's food bank for people with HIV and AIDS. It is argued that this is a response to the increased cost of fuel which has forced many people on social assistance to...
Keywords: Article , Foodbanks and Food, News, Utilities, Prince Edward Island
November 7, 2005
In response to the rise in energy costs, the Government of Canada has issued an Energy Cost Benefit to help low income families. More information on the Energy Cost Benefit is available on the...
Keywords: Article , News, Utilities, All of Canada
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