SmartVote: Consumer expert approves of credit card rate cap

Jean-François Vinet
Financial Services Analyst
Option Consommateurs (Montreal)
vinet@option-consommateurs.org
tél. 514 598-7288

“The NDP’s proposal to cap credit card rates is good for Canadian consumers. Interest rates charged on credit cards don’t reflect the small amount of risk taken by the financial institutions, or the cost paid by the financial institutions to borrow money.”

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The real problem is excessive military spending by the USA

The usually hawkish Globe and Mail has a commentary by columnist Lawrence Martin that gets it right this time — rather than NATO members being guilty of spending too little on defence, the real problem is the obscene level of overspending by the USA. Martin notes first that, even without taking into account the American […]

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