In today’s world, much is made of ‘identities’. Social identities have always been important, especially in politics. What is noteworthy is how our identity preferences have shifted over time. Last October CCEC Credit Union merged with Community Savings. In the preceding two years I was asked about the prospects for CCEC as a small independent […]
Low wages, predatory lending, and barriers to social mobility trap and disadvantage too many. Employers, governments, credit unions, retailers and others need to step up.
Credit unions have an interest in making sure Canada’s income security programs work.
The delivery system for Federal emergency support programs to business excludes most credits unions; Central 1 must step up.
The Covid-19 crisis prompts calls for more debt solutions, but consumers are already over-extended!
Can credit unions provide credit to those who are most vulnerable in this Covid-19 crisis?
The National Housing Strategy does not measure up, says the Parliamentary Budget Officer.
Co-operatives can value free markets without conflating these with capitalism, and the monopolies that result.
Canada’s housing strategy is rigged to favour those with big homes and wealth. We unfortunately argue about the small amounts that are expended on those who really need help, missing the real point. I applaud those who call the government to account. Today a blog post at policynote.ca details how the most wealthy have benefited […]
Canada’s credit unions endorsed key recommendations of the truth and reconciliation commission today. At the Canadian Credit Union Association AGM a member resolution, proposed by Affinity Credit Union, was carried by a wide margin. That was great. One issue went unexplored. Why are there no first nations based credit unions in this room? The […]