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Mulcair decries ATM fees, big oil 'collusion' for hurting consumers

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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair took aim at banks and oil companies today as he brought his "affordability tour" to Winnipeg.

The federal official Opposition leader blasted banks for high ATM charges and big oil on price "collusion."

And he said Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government is doing nothing about it.

"It's high time the federal government started acting (to protect consumers)," the 59-year-old Quebec MP said.

Mulcair is hoping that an appeal to pocketbook issues among middle-class voters will differentiate his party from the governing Conservatives and the third-party Liberals.

The federal NDP hold only two seats in Manitoba, half of what they possessed a few years ago.

Mulcair arrived in Winnipeg during the noon hour and departs for Edmonton tomorrow.

Tonight he will attend Winnipeg Centre MP Pat Martin's riding association annual general meeting.

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Updated on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 2:48 PM CST: Switched pictures.

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