News - Debt and consumer law

January 28, 2015
A rally was held earlier this week protesting the lack of government regulation for payday loan stores in Burnaby. The story was reported in a recent article. “Monica McGovern with the group ACORN...
Keywords: Debt and Consumer Law, Government Policy, Organizing, British Columbia
September 11, 2012
A new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives looks at trends in tuition and compulsory fees in Canada since 1990, projects fees for each province for the next four years, and examines...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Debt and Consumer Law, Education, All of Canada
November 12, 2010
After an investigation, Consumer Protection BC has determined that The Cash Store and Instaloans, are in violation of British Columbia’s payday lending regulations and are being ordered to pay a...
Keywords: Debt and Consumer Law, British Columbia
August 19, 2010
The Centre for Policy Alternatives has published an article that says not only does Canada have the worst dept to income ratio of 20 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)...
Keywords: Debt and Consumer Law, All of Canada
February 16, 2010
A study on family financial health in Canada shows that personal debt is an increasing problem. The study says that in 2009 the average household debt climbed to $96,100, creating a debt to income...
Keywords: Debt and Consumer Law, Family, All of Canada
July 30, 2009
If you want to apply for these student loan repayment programs - Debt Reduction, Interest Relief and BC's Permanent Disabiities Loan Forgiveness - that will end after July 31, 2009, Debt 101 has the...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Debt and Consumer Law, British Columbia
May 14, 2008
A payday loan is a short-term high-interest loan, typically marketed as easy cash to cover costs until the borrower’s next payday. Payday lenders have popped up all over Canada in the last decade....
Keywords: Debt and Consumer Law, Ontario, All of Canada
February 18, 2007
This year's Nobel Peace Price went to the founder of the microcredit bank, Muhammad Yunus. An article in The Dominion newspaper, "Microcredit and Women's Poverty" critiques microcredit for not doing...
Keywords: Debt and Consumer Law, Women, International
May 4, 2006
The Financial Consumer Agency's mandate is to protect and educate consumers in the area of financial services. They provide consumer information and oversee financial institutions to ensure that they...
Keywords: Debt and Consumer Law, All of Canada
February 11, 2006
Manitoba's NDP government is attempting to enforce national laws regarding interest rates of payday loan companies. Consumer rights advocates are supportive of this government action and hope that...
Keywords: Debt and Consumer Law, Manitoba
June 9, 2002
Upstairs, downstairs and in between: The assets and debts of British Columbians is a new document by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Keywords: Debt and Consumer Law, British Columbia