Post Tagged with: "Do-Not-Call"

Thousands Complain To CRTC About Do-Not-Call List

The CBC reports that the CRTC has received thousands of complaints about the do-not-call list and the continuation of unwanted telemarketing calls.

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December 1, 2008 6 comments News

CRTC Considers Changes to Do-Not-Call List

The CRTC has announced that it is considering changes to the do-not-call list, including an expansion of the exception for political parties and consideration of how to allow for lengthier registrations (rather than just three years before renewal).  Comments are due by December 4, 2008.

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October 21, 2008 3 comments News

Do-Not-Call Registry Early Glitches

The National Post reports on the glitches (or overwhelming demand) on day one of Canada's do-not-call registry. experienced a huge traffic spike as well, sending out roughly one million opt-out requests over the past two days.

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October 2, 2008 6 comments News

Canadian Do-Not-Call List Launches Tomorrow

There is considerable media attention today on tomorrow's launch of the National Do-Not-Call List.  Starting tomorrow, Canadians will be able to register up to three phone numbers on the DNCL.  Organizations will have 31 days to abide by the request.  Failure to do so can result in penalties of up […]

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September 29, 2008 14 comments News

CBA Responds on Do-Not-Call List

The Vancouver Sun features a letter to the editor today from Canadian Bankers Association President Nancy Hughes Anthony on the do-not-call list and  The CBA professes support for the DNC, noting that "it's easy for Canadians to opt out of telemarketing calls.  Simply sign up for the national Do Not Call list."  Hughes Anthony neglects to mention that CBA members are exempt under the DNC where there is a prior or current business relationship.  Under the rules, that means your current bank gets to call for a wide array of additional services even if your number is on the DNC list.  Moreover, if you simply inquired with another bank about a mortgage rate or credit card offering, they can continue to call you for another six months.  The CBA has a history of defending its right to make these telemarketing calls.  In 2004, it made submissions to the CRTC asking that its members be excluded from new telemarketing rules, arguing that its practices "do not constitute 'undue inconvenience or nuisance'."

With respect to, the CBA raises three objections, of all of which were dismissed by CRTC Chair Konrad von Finckenstein. 

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August 8, 2008 5 comments News