IN THE HOUSE ~ Petition from ACORN Canada in support of fair remittance rates for bank transfers

ACORN Canada is asking for individual and organizational support for ACORN Canada's Remittance Justice Campaign, demanding that the fees for remitting money out of Canada through banks and money transfer organizations is capped at 5% of money sent. The current fee structure is predatory, often representing 15% of the remittance and sometimes as high as 25-30%. It has been estimated by the World Bank that Banks and Money Transfer Organizations take more than $44 billion every year in fees; money that would have likely gone to some of the worlds’ poorest families. For more info contact: [email protected]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Ragging the puck won't solve systemic problems at Hockey Canada

NDP Heritage Critic Peter Julian issued the following statement: 
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NDP asks for ministers to come to the Heritage Committee

NDP critic for Canadian Heritage, Peter Julian, made the following statement: 

“Canadians are horrified by the incidents of sexual assault and by what they’re hearing from Hockey Canada. They are left with many questions about how this toxic culture is allowed to persist in our sports organizations and what the government is actually doing to ensure this doesn’t happen again.

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