Easier said than done. Being strapped financially. I had to make due with what’s available. Even if I want to open a bank account, travelling is dangerous. You got jackasses off reserve, who wouldn’t hesitate in mugging you to death, just to take your money, or swipe your wallet from a pocket.
Opening a bank account is not feasible for most when it comes to living in remote locations. One, it requires money, a whole lot of money to travel and a place to lodge. Two, it requires work, such as walking, catching a taxi, not getting lost, avoid getting mugged by hoodlums and illiterate thugs, haggling with bank teller and translating for an elder who speaks Cree. Three, going off reserve is dangerous. In Canada to open a bank account online, requires visiting a local branch.
According to what I had read. Canadian Government will be phasing out cheques by April 1st 2016. All cheques including money orders would phased out completely. So it comes down, to this no more mailing postal money order payments to Bell Canada, no more making moneys for payments to the local cable and internet provider, the local hydro/utilities provider.
And I was thinking how the hell would be people be able to visit to local bank branch. It is impossible for those who are on a tight budget.
Quite frankly, I’m pissed about this old news, well pissed for quite some time.