Cable & Telecom

Lack of funding threatens future of national do not call list

OTTAWA – Despite its popularity with consumers, Canada’s national do not call list could be in jeopardy by next spring unless the CRTC can find funding to continue investigating telemarketing complaints and enforcing compliance. The Commission listed this somewhat startling matter as a ‘risk and uncertainty’ in its quarterly financial report for the period ended September 30, 2011 released Monday. Despite being granted power five years ago under the Telecommunications Act to create and administer the national DNCL, the Commission said that it did not receive incremental on-going funding “to perform these non-discretionary, statutory responsibilities”.  To date, the CRTC said its investigation and enforcement...

Our industry and COVID-19

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