February 11, 2014 - 1:00 PM
THOMPSON-OKANAGAN — Gas price gouging, high ATM fees and payday loan exploitation are among the things NDP leader Tom Mulcair wants to talk about while in Kamloops and Penticton next week.
The topic at the town hall meeting will be the NDP campaign of making life more affordable for everyday Canadians. After, people will get the chance to ask questions during a Q&A session.
“We're working to protect you from unfair fees and consumer rip-offs,” Mulcair says of the campaign.
The party is looking to cap ATM fees, widen access to low rate credit cards, end payday loan exploitation, end gas price gouging and stop charges to receive paper bills in the mail.
The first town hall meeting will take place Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrews on the Square in Kamloops (159 Seymour St.) and the following day, also at 7:30 p.m., at Penticton Lakeside Resort, 21 Lakeshore Dr. West.
Mulcair was elected as the leader of the federal NDP party in March 2012 after previously serving as the Deputy Leader, House Leader and “Jack Layton's right hand” during the May 2011 elections. He first won his Montreal riding of Outremont in 2007 after serving as Member of National Assembly in the Quebec riding of Chomedey from 1994 to 2007.
To contact a reporter for this story, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (250)819-3723 or tweet @JennStahn.
News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2014