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First CUs In North America Sprout In Canada

JAN 9, 2009 3:30pm ET

QUEBEC, Canada-Credit unions came to the United States from French-speaking Canada (see related story, page 26). In Canada, the first "caisse populaire" was created in Lévis, Quebec, in December 1900 by Alphonse Desjardins. Outside Quebec, Ottawa's Civil Service Savings and Loan Society ...

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