First published on January 26, 2008
Currently, the CRTC’s (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission) National Do Not Call List is planned to be operational on September 2008. At that time, in theory, those who wish to have a few less telemarketers bugging them can add their number to that list.
In the meantime, the Canadian Marketing Association has its own Do Not Contact Service. As it says on the CMA’s website:
The Do Not Contact Service enables individuals to reduce the number of marketing offers they receive by mail, telephone and fax. Consumers register to have their names removed from marketing lists held by members of the Canadian Marketing Association.
With 800 corporate members in the CMA, putting your number on the CMA’s list won’t exactly give you complete respite from telemarketers, but it’s something!
September 2008 update: Starting on September 30, 2008, you can get on the National Canadian Do Not Call list at www.LNNTE-DNCL.gc.ca or by calling 1-866-580-DNCL (3625). For TTY service, call 1-888-DNCL-TTY (1-888-362-5889).