â€œHousehold debt has reached record levels under the Conservatives. And beating that trap is almost impossible when youâ€™re living paycheque-to-paycheque and getting nickel-and-dimed everywhere you turn,â€� said NDP MP Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster). â€œNew Democrats think Canadians deserve a breakâ€”thatâ€™s why weâ€™re putting forward practical ideas to take some of the pressure off of household budgets.â€�
The NDP plan includes measures to ban â€œpay-to-payâ€� billing costs, widen access to low-rate credit cards, cap unfair ATM fees, and end payday lendersâ€™ exploitation of vulnerable Canadians.
Todayâ€™s press conference was the BC launch of the NDPâ€™s affordability campaign, which features a dedicated website (ndp.ca/affordable) and community outreach components.
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