Consumer Information

In the market for a new vehicle or appliance? These resources can help you get the most bang for your buck.

Library Databases

Consumer Reports

Find reliable reviews and ratings for common household appliances, electronics, automobiles and other products. Find "Canadian Ratings" once you search for a product (as indicated by a red maple leaf) or use the "Canadian Extra" link at the bottom of the website.

On the Web


ConsumerSearch brings together product reviews from many quality sources, compiles them into an overall rating and provides comments on any discrepancies between reviews.


The Canadian government's guide to energy-efficient appliances, heating and cooling, and more.

Kelley Blue Book

Reviews, ratings, and price information (in US Dollars) for new and used vehicles. You need a US zip code to access the information - try 98004 for suburban Seattle.

Phil Edmonston’s

Find out about the latest editions of the Lemon-Aid Guides, and read updates from the author.