If you want to successfully protest, make sure hits home with the silent majority, and is easy for everyone to participate in, without having to go out and march in the streets. Try these two protests.
Bank fees - pick one day for everyone to stop using their credit and debit cards. If you need money, actually go into the bank to get it. Using an ATM machine is a big no no. Can you imagine how our banking system would react? It's not illegal to not use your debit card, nor is it illegal to walk into a branch of your bank and ask for the cash from your account. Every Canadian could participate without having to take time off work.
Now, aside from his comment that the "TEA parties worked", of which there is no evidence, he seems to suffer under bank fees. So I thought I'd do my good deed for today and provide solutions.
- TD Canada Trust - Value Plus Chequing Acct. - Keep a balance of $2000, and you get 25 transactions/month with no charges at all.
- BMO - Performance Plan - Keep a balance of $2500, and you get unlimited transactions/month with no charges at all.
- Scotiabank Basic Banking Plan - Keep a balance of $2500, get 30 transactions/month with no charges at all.
Now, neither Royal Bank nor CIBC offers no-strings attached fee waiving for a monthly balance, so I'm not including them in the list, but there's one other service I thought I'd mention:
- President's Choice Financial No-Fee Chequing Account. This is my own banking provider of choice. And they truly mean "no fee". Unlimited transactions/debit card uses per month, and cheques are free.
So there you are, Hunter. Adopt any one of the above and you can never pay a bank fee again. How's that for a protest, hmmm?
(H/T to CC for Hunter's idiocy.)
Afterthought: Hunter also uses the redundant phrase "ATM Machine". Doubtless, when using the "ATM Machine", Hunter also uses a "PIN Number". It's not an uncommon mistake to make, linguistically, but it's still painful.