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Consumer Information - General/Legal

Better Business Bureau - Covering the Maritime region, this site includes a Buyer Beware section, Business inquiry search and how to file a complaint.

Canadian Consumer Information Gateway Check out the Consumer Information Handbook. Also featured is a guided tour through the well organized menu of consumer information from Canadian federal, provincial and territorial sources, plus trustworthy non-governmental sources. Everything you need to be an informed consumer.

Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services - The Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) is an independent agency with a mandate to receive, to facilitate the resolution of, and, if necessary, resolve eligible consumer and small business complaints relating to certain retail telecommunications services. We can deal with complaints about:* Local telephone services (including calling features)* Long distance telephone services* Wireless telephone services * Internet access services

Consumer Affairs - Information on Identity Theft and purchase protection, recalls and also how to file a consumer complaint. Helpful tips on purchasing a home and how to deal with consumer debt.

Family Law of Nova Scotia - The result of a collaboration of several government societies, associations and service groups, this website covers all aspects of family law in Nova Scotia. Topics covered range from family justice laws and the rights of grandparents to substance abuse and domestic violence. An important and current source of legal information for the public.

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada - FCAC provides consumers with information about financial products and services. Learn about your rights and responsibilities when dealing with financial institutions, how to obtain a credit report and more.

Insurance Canada - Canada's largest online directory of insurance providers and services, where to get online quotes, how to find special insurance coverages, industry statistics, an electronic newsletter, information about upcoming events, reviews of insurance-related services, question-and-answer sections and articles for both the consumer and insurance professional, and much more.

Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia - This organization has been providing Nova Scotians with information and resources about the law for more than 25 years. Offering services like lawyer referral, Dial-a-law and free legal information workshops for seniors.

Nova Scotia Consumer Awareness - This site outlines the consumer's rights in the marketplace. Provides buying guides, tips and lists what Provincial legislation is available to protect you whether you are hiring a contractor, moving into a condominium or just buying firewood.

Nova Scotia Legal Aid  - A new public website to help Nova Scotians gain access to legal aid.  Online applications, links to community resources and clear information on what services they can provide.

VMR Canada Used Car Values - An excellent source of source of free, unlimited use Canadian used car and truck market values on the web. Also included are additional tips on purchasing a used vehicle and links to consumer information from Transport Canada and CAA.