So the CRTC is finally flexing some muscle.
OTTAWA—A telemarketing firm has paid a record penalty for making banned phone calls.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission says Xentel DM Inc. paid a $500,000 "administrative monetary penalty" for what it calls unauthorized telemarketing practices.
A CRTC investigation found that Xentel called consumers who had registered their numbers with the National Do Not Call List.
It also promoted events on its own behalf or on behalf of groups that were not registered as charities with the Canada Revenue Agency.