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News : CRTC Rolls Out Fines for Violating Telemarketing Rules
August 20, 2014 -- The CRTC is on a roll with handing out the fines to companies disobeying the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules.
Last week, we saw Suitelife pay a fine for calling registered users of the National Do Not Call List, and this week it’s Quebec-based Québec Loisirs, a retailer of books and DVDs, fined a whopping fine for unwanted telemarking calls to Canadians.
The CRTC notes, "Québec Loisirs had made calls to numbers registered on the National DNCL as well as calls without registering to certain area codes. In addition to paying the administrative monetary penalty, Québec Loisirs has committed to ensure future compliance with the Rules."
The National Do Not Call List (DNCL) was created by the CRTC in 2008 to make it easy for Canadians to register home phone, wireless, fax or VoIP telephone numbers to prevent unsolicited telemarketing calls. To date, over 12 million numbers have been registered, and the CRTC has ordered those who violate the telecommunications rules to pay over $4 million in penalties.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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About Canadian Radio and Television Commission:
The CRTC is an independent, public authority that regulates and supervises broadcasting and telecommunications in Canada.
Published: Thursday, August 21, 2014