Office of Consumer Affairs

Hot Topic: Consumer Debt

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Debt can be suffocating. Sometimes half the battle is knowing where to begin. Understand your credit scores and reports and learn how to reduce your debt.

Buying a New Home

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On the hunt for a new home? We have tools and resources to help you make the best decision you can. Before you buy, examine your budget and get to know how much you can afford with our Budget Worksheet.

Find ways to save money around the home with our Spending Smarter: Tips for Household Savings tool.

The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation has calculators that can help you with your homebuying process.

The Canadian Consumer Handbook offers tips to help you with the process of finding a new home.

Useful Information to Help You In the Marketplace

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Common questions

Be aware. Read our Common Consumer Questions and learn how to protect yourself before you make a purchase.

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Information for Canadians

Find consumer information on a wide range of topics from authoritative, original sources by visiting

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Build your buying skills

Learn some helpful basic buying tips you can use and apply today to help you become a well-informed and knowledgeable consumer.

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Recalls and alerts

Read the latest warning, product recalls and advisories from

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Tips for Household Savings
Find tips, information, tools and resources to help you make smarter spending decisions.

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Fight identity theft
Tips to help protect your identity and to avoid being a victim of identity theft.

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Clothing symbols guide
Keep your clothes looking new and fresh using this handy apparel care guide

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