Cable & Telecom

Commission hits “hundreds of firms” with fines

Companies used a company which violated telemarketing rules GATINEAU — The CRTC announced today its chief compliance and enforcement officer, Steven Harroun, has taken a number of enforcement actions against hundreds of real estate, investment and mortgage agents and brokerages who hired a telemarketing firm to recruit prospective clients which did not abide by the Regulator’s unsolicited telecommunications rules. As part of its investigation, the CRTC issued 44 citations, 258 warning letters and 23 notices of violation with penalties totalling $103,300. The Commission says it received 1,055 complaints from Canadians who reported receiving unsolicited calls from a third-party telemarketer from...

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.