The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has recently given fine notices to two telemarketing companies for calling phone numbers that where registered on the Do Not Call List. These fines can be as much as $15,000 for each call.
The fact that two companies have been fined for not abiding by the rules should not sway you from joining the Do Not Call List. In fact, the CRTC has strengthened the purpose of the registry by enforcing its rules in this way, hopefully convincing telemarketers to be more diligent in removing these numbers from their call lists.
In a post earlier this year, I suggested registering on both the CRTC’s National Do Not Call List and the CMA’s Do Not Contact Service. By signing up for both of these lists, you can greatly reduce the amount of phone calls and junk mail you receive.