CRTC may get power to fine telemarketers

| December 14, 2004
The federal government introduced a Bill yesterday to amend the Telecommunications Act so as to give the CRTC the power to create a national "Do Not Call" list and to fine telemarketers for non-compliance with telemarketing regulations. Bill C-37 responds to a CRTC decision on telemarketing last May, in which the Commission said that it "recognizes the merits of expanded enforcement but finds that additional regulatory action is contingent on increased powers being provided through legislative change."