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  1. Industry News
    This Thursday, the CRTC signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to partner together in the fight inside both countries against spam and calls from unwanted telemarketers. A press release put out by the CRTC states that the MOU incorporates and...
  2. Industry News
    Are all the duct and window cleaning companies in your area calling you up for business? At dinner? Every day? Even if you’re on the national ‘do not call’ list ? Last July, the CRTC announced that it was launching a public consultation to come up with a better answer as to how to help prevent...
  3. Telus Mobility, Public Mobile, and Koodo Wireless
    Hi, I have been a Telus pre-paid cellphone user for two years now. I have been getting a call from a 1 800 number claiming I can get a free cellphone if I sign up for a post paid account. The first time, I told him I didn't trust to give my sin #, but then he called again. This time, I gave the...
  4. Industry News
    The CRTC announced today that GoodLife Fitness Centres has paid a penalty of $300,000 to the Receiver General for Canada as part of a settlement over its telemarketing practices. The federal regulator issued a notice of violation after an investigation found that GoodLife had used automated...
  5. Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone
    A couple of months ago, I signed up to Primus for my home telephone service. Low cost was certainly a factor but the feature that was the decider was Telemarketing Guard. To date the system has done an excellent job at keeping Telemarketers from hounding our household. Unfortunately, we have...
  6. Bell Canada Home Phone and Internet
    The CRTC today announced that it has awarded a five-year contract to Bell Canada to operate the National Do Not Call List (DNCL). The contract stipulates that the list should be launched by September 30, 2008.
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