Tri-Cities Chamber, Fin Donnelly fight high credit card fees

The Tri-City News, 14 April 2012 By Staff Writer

Canadian merchants pay some of the highest credit card processing fees in the world. The average rate in Canada exceeds 2%, compared to countries like Australia where the average rate is about 1% and 0.79% in the UK.

Local MP Fin Donnelly (New Westminster – Coquitlam and Port Moody) is teaming up with the Tri-Cities and New Westminster Chambers of Commerce, the Retail Council of Canada and Shelfspace to host a special forum for local businesses on credit card processing fees.

It's being held this Monday, April 16 at the Executive Plaza Hotel, 405 North Road, Coquitlam.

The cost is free to both members and non-members. Register at

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