Post Tagged with: "do-not-call list"

CRTC Outlines Plans for Do-Not-Call List Policy Process

The CRTC today unveiled a series of developments on the creation of a do-not-call list.  The Commission will hold a four-day public hearing on the issue from May 2 to 5, 2006.  Those interested in participating must register by March 6, 2006 (those interested in submitting comments without participating can […]

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February 20, 2006 5 comments News

Do-Not-Call Bill Passes With Newspaper Exception

The House of Commons yesterday passed Bill C-37, the legislation which creates the do-not-call list.  The bill as passed includes the long list of exceptions (polling companies, political parties, charities, prior business relationships) that I've focused on in recent weeks.  Moreover, all parties agreed to a further exception – newspapers […]

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October 25, 2005 2 comments News

Gov’t Caves To Lobbyists on Do-Not-Call Legislation

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, freely available version) focuses on the latest developments on Canada’s proposed do-not-call list.  Last week, committee members engaged in a sad display of self-congratulation as a two-hour House of Commons debate on the bill became an opportunity for several Members of Parliament […]

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October 24, 2005 5 comments Columns

Canada’s Do-Not-Hesitate-To-Call List Goes From Bad to Worse

Members of Parliament spent more than two hours on Wednesday debating Bill C-37, Canada' s proposed do-not-hesitate-to-call list.  The debate makes for a depressing read – Canada' s elected officials each trip over themselves in self-congratulation as they render the list ever more useless. For those new to the issue, […]

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October 20, 2005 8 comments News

Canada’s Do-Not-Hesitate-To-Call List

My weekly Lawbytes column (freely available hyperlinked version, Toronto Star version) focuses on Bill C-37, which is designed to establish a do-not-call list.  Following its introduction, Bill C-37 was referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Natural Resources, Science and Technology for review.  Months later, the amended bill is virtually […]

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September 11, 2005 40 comments Columns