Cable & Telecom

Alberta Federation of Labour fined $50,000 for telemarketing violations

OTTAWA-GATINEAU - The Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) has paid $50,000 as part of a settlement over violations to the country’s telemarketing rules, plus agreed to end its previous telemarketing practices and help promote awareness of the rules, the CRTC said Wednesday.The AFL is a voluntary organization consisting of 29 union affiliates and representing 160,000 workers in Alberta.  Acting on complaints, the Commission investigated the AFL for alleged violations of the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules and found that through a third-party firm, the AFL made unsolicited telemarketing calls via an automatic dialing-announcing device (ADAD). These calls did not comply with the rules,...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.