NEWS ~ Make Life More Affordable: NDP

“Household debt has reached record levels under the Conservatives. And beating that trap is almost impossible when you’re living paycheque-to-paycheque and getting nickel-and-dimed everywhere you turn,� said NDP MP Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster). “New Democrats think Canadians deserve a break—that’s why we’re putting forward practical ideas to take some of the pressure off of household budgets.�

The NDP plan includes measures to ban “pay-to-pay� billing costs, widen access to low-rate credit cards, cap unfair ATM fees, and end payday lenders’ exploitation of vulnerable Canadians.

Today’s press conference was the BC launch of the NDP’s affordability campaign, which features a dedicated website (ndp.ca/affordable) and community outreach components.

For more information, please contact: Robin Steudel robin.steudel@parl.gc.ca or 613-222-2863