CRTC to delegate investigative powers

    OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian
Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that
it will seek a third party to investigate National Do Not Call List (DNCL) and
telemarketing complaints. The third party will work closely with the National
DNCL operator and the CRTC to ensure that complaints are dealt with
consistently and in a timely manner.
    All telemarketers, including those making exempt calls, will pay fees to
the investigator to cover its costs. The fee amount will be determined once
the successful bidder has been selected and is expected to be approximately
    The Commission will issue a Request for Proposal before the end of
February 2008 to solicit bids from parties interested in undertaking the
investigative role.
    With this announcement, the CRTC is another step closer to launching the
National DNCL and enforcing the new telemarketing rules.

    Telecom Decision CRTC 2008-6

    The CRTC

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

    Reference document: Telecom Decision CRTC 2007-48

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