Cable & Telecom

Thrift Magic fined $250,000 for telemarketing violations

OTTAWA-GATINEAU – Second hand clothing store chain Thrift Magic has paid $250,000 as part of a settlement over violations to the country’s telemarketing rules, plus agreed to correct its telemarketing practices, the CRTC said Wednesday.Acting on complaints, the Commission investigated Thrift Magic for alleged violations of the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules and found that it made unsolicited telemarketing calls to Canadians whose numbers were registered on the National Do Not Call List (DNCL). Thrift Magic also failed to register with the national DNCL operator and subscribe to the list, plus made calls outside the permitted calling hours.In addition to paying the administrative...

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.