Buyer be aware

Sometimes I have warm fuzzy feelings about our Canadian government. We can pay our taxes, view traffic through webcams of our busiest highways, and even book driving tests without lifting our healthcare-covered butts off our computer chairs.

They’ve even helpfully compiled a PDF file of the Canadian Consumer Handbook, a quick guide to shopping responsibly and avoiding scams. It covers topics ranging from online auctions to identity theft prevention to getting the best deals on funeral arrangements.

Email and phone numbers are also provided to alert the government on misleading advertising and business ethics violations. It’s refreshing to know that The Man will help you fight The Salesman.