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2014-03-31 12:26:11

GATINEAU, QC, March 31, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that it is maintaining its rules relating to automated calling devices in order to protect the privacy of Canadians. The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) had proposed changes that would open the door to even greater use of automated calling devices for telemarketing purposes. Specifically, the CMA wished to make automated calls without having express consent when...

2014-01-10 12:23:21

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that 1051080 Ontario Inc. has paid a penalty of $200,000 on behalf of itself and certain subsidiaries operating as Weed Man Ottawa, Weed Man Montreal, Weed Man Hamilton, Weed Man Scarborough and Weed Man Surrey (Turf Operations Group). This payment was made as part of a settlement over violations to the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules. Turf...

2013-12-04 12:24:58

OTTAWA, Dec. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that Green Shield Windows and Doors Ltd. has paid a penalty of $65,000 and Peak Windows and Doors Ltd. has paid a penalty of $35,000 as part of settlements over violations to the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules. The CRTC's investigations found that both Green Shield and Peak failed to subscribe and pay all applicable fees to the National Do Not Call List...

2013-07-26 12:24:16

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, July 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that it has issued two notices of violation totalling $17,000 in penalties as part of a wide-ranging investigation into the use of robocalls by political parties, elected officials and telemarketers. The CRTC received the cooperation of Mr. Paul Dewar, M.P., who entered into a settlement agreement and paid a $7000 administrative monetary penalty...

2010-10-28 00:00:38

Every business professional has experienced the frustrations of unsolicited telemarketing sales calls, sometimes staying on the phone for several minutes without realizing they are speaking with a telemarketer. Bizdonotcall.com is the first national B2B do not call registry that stops unwanted telemarketing calls and offers a unique email option instead. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 27, 2010...

2010-01-13 10:11:00

BOSTON and CONWAY, Ark., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- First Orion, a corporation with a significant intellectual property portfolio dedicated to phone privacy and preference, today announced the availability of the PrivacyStar(TM) application for Canadian BlackBerry® users. PrivacyStar can be downloaded by visiting www.PrivacyStar.com or BlackBerry App World. In App World simply search for PrivacyStar and the download link will be sent via email. PrivacyStar is a...

2009-03-10 10:15:38

About 80 percent of Canadians who placed their telephone numbers on a do-not-call list report a decrease in telemarketing calls, a marketing survey says. The Marketing Research and Intelligence Association poll of 2,035 people who placed their numbers in the federal database also found 10 percent now receive no telemarketing calls, the Globe and Mail reported Tuesday. Since being introduced last fall, some 6 million of the country's 27 million phone customers have registered their numbers....

2008-10-02 18:00:11

Canada's Do Not Call List is back at full speed, registering nearly 2 million people in its first 60 hours, telecommunications regulators said Thursday. A first-day bottleneck that limited access has eased because BCE Inc.'s Bell Canada, which has a five-year contract to operate the list, increased Web and phone capacity, a spokeswoman for the regulatory Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission told United Press International. The Web site received more than 9 million...

2008-09-30 18:00:52

Canadians tired of unsolicited telemarketer phone calls rushed Tuesday to register with a national Do Not Call List, telecommunications regulators said. Nearly 400,000 people registered by late afternoon of the list's first day, a spokeswoman for the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, which regulates the list, told United Press International. The volume of requests was so great, with more than 1.5 million attempted registrations, that the online and telephone...

2008-07-11 12:00:00

MONTGOMERY -- The timing of the e-mail is as predictable as the changing seasons. Unsuspecting readers open an e-mail with the subject line, "Cell Numbers Go Public Tomorrow REMINDER," or similar wording. It follows with instructions on how to add your cell phone number to the national Do Not Call List to stop calls from telemarketers. The message cautions that if you do not call the number and add your name to the Do Not Call List, telemarketers will call your previously unpublished cell...