CRTC Chair Konrad von Finckenstein delivered a speech this week in which he challenged reports that the do-not-call list is being misused. Von Finckenstein stated that:
I would like to take this opportunity to deflate an urban myth that has emerged about misuse of the list. There have been allegations that telemarketers based outside of Canada are purchasing subscriptions to the National DNCL only to call the numbers on the list. We have looked into these claims and at this time we do not have any evidence to substantiate them.