The CRTC fines three telemarketers



    OTTAWA-GATINEAU, Aug. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today found that three telemarketers have
violated the National Do Not Call List (DNCL) Rules. The CRTC has issued a
$4,000 fine to Rob Sugar, a $10,000 fine to Roofing by Peerless Mason Ltd. and
an additional $10,000 fine to Waterproofing by Peerless Mason Inc.
    The telemarketers were given opportunities to come into compliance with
the National DNCL Rules, but failed to change their business practices. In
July, they were each issued with Notices of Violation and given 30 days to
either pay the fine or to contest it before a CRTC panel. In light of the
evidence before it, the panel found that these telemarketers violated the
National DNCL Rules and imposed administrative monetary penalties.
    The telemarketers now have 30 days to pay their fines. After 30 days, if
the fine is not paid, interest will begin accruing and the CRTC will register
the debt with the Federal Court in order to collect the amounts owing. All
money collected will be deposited to the Government of Canada's Consolidated
Revenue Fund.

    About the National DNCL

    The National DNCL is a free service for consumers that allows them to
reduce the number of unwanted telemarketing calls and faxes they receive. To
date, over 7 million numbers have been registered on the National DNCL.
    Numbers can be registered at any time by visiting the National DNCL
website https://www.lnnte-dncl.gc.ca or by telephone at 1-866-580-DNCL (3625).
Consumers requiring the assistance of a teletypewriter can sign up by dialing
1-888-DNCL-TTY (1-888-362-5889).
    For more information, please visit the National DNCL website
https://www.lnnte-dncl.gc.ca/index-eng or the CRTC website 
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/telemarketing.htm

    
    Telecom Decision CRTC 2009-522
    http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/8045/dt2009.htm
    Telecom Decision CRTC 2009-523
    http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/8045/dt2009.htm
    Telecom Decision CRTC 2009-524
    http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/8045/dt2009.htm
    

    Reference document: News release, "CRTC issues first Notices of Violation
against telemarketers," July 8, 2009
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/news/releases/2009/r090708.htm

    The CRTC

    The CRTC is an independent public authority that regulates and supervises
broadcasting and telecommunications in Canada.

    These documents are available in alternative format upon request.




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1-877-249-CRTC (2782), TDD - Toll-free No. 1-877-909-CRTC (2782); Ask a
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