/R E P E A T -- CRTC Chairman to Discuss Enforcement Efforts Regarding Unsolicited Communications with the Canadian Marketing Association/

TORONTO, March 16, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is getting candid with marketers at the Canadian Marketing Association's (CMA) exclusive breakfast event on March 22nd. Held at the Toronto Board of Trade from 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m., Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of the CRTC, will be delivering a speech entitled "Protecting Canadians from Unwanted Communications".  

"CMA's self-regulatory code emphasizes trust, transparency and consumer choice," said Wally Hill, Vice President of Government and Consumer Affairs at CMA. "The Association is pleased that one of our industry's leading regulators will be joining us to talk about the Commission's mandate."

Attendees will get the scoop on the Commission's regulatory and enforcement responsibilities affecting marketers in today's rapidly evolving media landscape, in efforts to better protect Canadians from unsolicited communications. For complete details and to register visit theCMA.ca.

Attention Media: The Chairman will be available for one-on-one interviews following the event, from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m. Please contact CRTC media relations to schedule interviews.

Note: The speech will be available on the CRTC website on March 22nd at 9:00 a.m.: http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/com200/media2016.htm

About the Canadian Marketing Association
The Canadian Marketing Association embraces Canada's major business sectors and all marketing disciplines, channels and technologies. Its corporate members encompass all facets of marketing and represent consumer and business-to-business marketers plus advertising agencies. These organizations make a major contribution to the economy, driving commerce, investments in media, new marketing technologies and providing employment for millions of Canadians. For more information, visit theCMA.ca.

SOURCE Canadian Marketing Association

Image with caption: "Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of the CRTC (CNW Group/Canadian Marketing Association)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160321_C6154_PHOTO_EN_646013.jpg

For further information: Tim Bishop, VP Marketing & Member Engagement, CMA: Tel: 416-644-3738, tbishop@theCMA.ca; Or CRTC Media Relations: Tel: 819-997-9403, communications@crtc.gc.ca


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