Canadians registered for Do Not Call List mostly happy

Nobody likes telemarketers. Those unwanted calls seem to have an almost preternatural ability to disrupt our lives when we least want to be bothered. Just as we sit down to enjoy a dinner

Published on: April 13th, 2011 Brian Jackson

CRTC action against pesky telemarketers ‘too little, too late’

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) appears to be doing too little, too late, in its battle against pesky telemarketers, say privacy and consumer advocates.On Wednesday the Commission  released the identities of

Published on: August 28th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

“Poor enforcement against telemarketers making Do Not Call list ineffective”

Privacy activists across Canada, last week, applauded the proposal of a new anti-spam bill presented to the House of Commons, which would penalize the distributors and facilitators of spam. But the bill had

Published on: May 1st, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Relief for Canadian consumers as “Do Not Call” D-Day arrives

For long-suffering Canadians who, through the years, have been pestered at awkward hours by telemarketers, today – September 30 – is a red letter day.For the first time, Canadians have some remedy  against

Published on: September 30th, 2008 Brian Jackson and Kavita Gosyne

Permission-based marketing helps firms deal with do not call list

In less that two weeks Canada's national Do Not Call List (DNCL) finally goes live to give consumers across the country some measure of relief from pesky telemarketing calls that have been interrupting

Published on: September 16th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Strong enforcement needed for Canada’s Do Not Call List to work

Without effective enforcement, Canada's Do Not Call program – the countrywide initiative to eliminate pesky telemarketing calls – could turn out to be nothing more than a paper tiger, caution telecom industry and

Published on: August 1st, 2008 Nestor Arellano

National Do Not Call List to go live on Sept. 30: CRTC

It's now official. In just two months the National Do Not Call List (DNCL) will be up and running, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced yesterday. READ FEATURE ON CANADA'S NEW

Published on: July 31st, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Canadian telemarketers wary as ‘Do Not Call’ D-Day draws near

The new National Do Not Call (NDNC) List is set to go live by September 30. It's a time for Canadians tormented by telemarketing calls to rejoice, and businesses/individuals who make such calls

Published on: April 15th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes