Government to Introduce Anti-Spam Legislation

Industry Minister Tony Clement has placed an anti-spam bill on the Notice Paper, suggesting that the Government could introduce the bill as early as tomorrow.  The bill carries the unwieldly name of "An Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that discourage reliance on electronic means of carrying out commercial activities, and to amend the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, the Competition Act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Telecommunications Act."  The title obviously indicates that the anti-spam bill will feature a multi-pronged approach to fighting spam with a role for the CRTC, the Competition Bureau, and the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

Update: Sources have confirmed that barring a last minute change of heart, the bill will be introduced tomorrow (Friday).


  1. United Hackers Association says:

    oh gee, lets see whats slipped in and hidden in this
    ya know faith in govt slips every time these guys introduce bills, as they never JUST put the real issue out to pasture , they add and sneak in a bunch a other crap. HERE WILL BE WHERE BELL CANADA GETS WHAT IT WANTS, THAT IS MY PREDICTION

  2. United Hackers Association says:

    Is by the definition they term p2p = spam?
    Is by the definition they term p2p = spam?

  3. Laughable
    Meanwhile the CRTC has everyone’s private information available to the public, regarding Bell Tariff TN7181. That should put an end to spam just like the National Do Not Call List prevented Telemarketers from harassing me daily.

  4. Riiiiiight

    You agreed to make that information public dumbass, it’s a _public_comment_! What else did you think was going to happen?

    And regarding the DNC list, do you really think that your phone number was such a big secret? I could quickly generate a list of every phone number in Toronto in about 5 minutes ya know. It’s not like which phone numbers are active and which are not is that hard to figure out.

  5. It’s about readily available personal info and public trust and you know it Bill. Don’t be so obtuse.