Petitions are not new. They have occasionally been effective in bringing minor change. But in light of the Occupy Movement, the recent petition against Bank of America may be a warning shot history may remember:
I'd like to start a Canadian petition against Interac fees. We lend banks our money in order for them to earn some nice profits and for that privellege we get charged. Doesn't that seem a little backward?
The amount of money we'll save by eliminating such fees will be unremarkable. But the co-ordinated activity, if sucessful will be highly symbolic and will continue building momentum.
So I'd like to open a discussion on this topic. Has anyone heard of any recent Canadian activity along these lines? What are the strengths of this idea? The weaknesses?