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Alex Wideman

Alex Wideman is a consumer rights advocate, serial entrepreneur and the editor-in-chief of Cansumer. He has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Queen's University. He is passionate about helping others save time and money and has been creating consumer-focused online resources for over 10 years. More about Cansumer

Income Tax Payment Options in Canada

Individuals and businesses can use Online banking, Pre-authorized debit through CRA My Account and CRA’s My Payment to pay their income taxes with no fees.

Alcohol Pricing & Tax Increases in Canada – Explained

Beer is 45% – or “half tax” only if it was made by a major beer company, eg. Molson, Labatt, Sleeman and Moosehead, you don’t consider deposits part of the retail price – and the year is 2018.

For craft breweries in Ontario in 2023, 29% of the retail price of their beer goes to the government.

Best N95 & Medical Face Masks Made in Canada

All you need to know about the best face masks, including where to get them or how to make them, when and where to wear them, and some of the most popular ones in Canada right now.

Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Provincial Park

As long as the weather is good enough for canoeing, Opeongo Lake is a great option for those who want to try backcountry camping for a night or two without having to buy lightweight gear – a kind of “hybrid” between car and backcountry camping.