Cable & Telecom

American cruise company fined $250,000 for Canadian telemarketing violations

OTTAWA-GATINEAU – Florida-based Consolidated Travel Holdings Group has paid $200,000 as part of a settlement over violations to Canada's telemarketing rules, plus agreed to stop making unsolicited telemarketing calls to consumers north of the border, the CRTC said Thursday.Acting on complaints, the Commission investigated Caribbean Cruise Line Inc. for unsolicited telemarketing calls made via an automatic dialing-announcing device (ADAD) that offered cruises in exchange for answering a survey.  The company did not possess a valid exemption to the national do not call list (DNCL) and many of the Canadians who received their calls had their phone number registered on the DNCL.  Caribbean...