Cable & Telecom

Wellness company for seniors fined for telemarketing violations

OTTAWA and GATINEAU – The CRTC announced today CA Diffusion, a Laval, Quebec-based company known as Physaro, will pay a $200,000 penalty for making non-compliant telemarketing calls. An investigation showed CA Diffusion, which “specializes in the direct sale of wellness products geared toward seniors,” violated the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules several times between September 2018 and July 2019, according to a CRTC press release. “During that period, millions of unsolicited calls were made to Canadians – some of which were made to telephone numbers registered on the National Do Not Call List (DNCL) and outside of the permissible calling hours,” the...

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.