CanLaw recommends using Canadian directory services, including Yellow Pages, Whitepages and Canada 411, to find information about individuals and businesses. These sites provide an individual's contact details, along with information taken from his social media and online presence. Business information, including ratings and descriptions, are also provided.
Whitepages allows users to find an individual's information, including phone number and address, using his name and geographical location, and also helps trace phone numbers and addresses to specific people as a reverse look-up feature. The site also provides related vital records from Ancestry, such as birth, marriage and death records, and suggests individuals who may know the person who is the target of the search. Whitepages also indicates an individual's neighbors and provides access to its search results from the site.
Yellow Pages provides contact information for businesses, along with reviews and photography from Foursquare. The site also provides directions and links to businesses' websites and social media channels, along with business details, such as product pricing, menu items and other features. Yellow Pages also provides deals and coupons for select businesses.
Canada 411 provides information on both individuals and businesses. The site is integrated with Facebook and Linkedin to provide links to public social media profiles along with individual contact information.