The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has released a public notice asking for input on the development and operation of a National Do Not Call List (DNCL) and on telemarketing rules.
Anyone interested in commenting without participating in the full public process, may do so in writing via mail, fax, or on a web-form at www.crtc.gc.ca or by calling toll-free, 1-866-481-3838 by May 10, 2006.
Full public process
The Commission will be holding a public proceeding to address many issues such as:
- what the specific DNCL rules should be; and
- which, if any, of the existing telemarketing rules continue to be necessary and appropriate
Interested parties wishing to participate in the formal public process, including receiving copies of all submissions, must notify the CRTC in writing or by filling out an on-line form indicating their intention to do so by March 6, 2006.
A consortium of parties, with an interest and expertise in the workings of a national DNCL, will also be created for selecting a DNCL administrator. The first meeting of the Consortium will take place on March 21, 2006. Parties interested in participating in the Consortium formation are to notify the CRTC by March 6, 2006.
A forum will be set up within the framework of the CRTC Interconnection Steering Committee (CISC) to address various operational issues related to the national DNCL. Parties interested in participating are to notify the CRTC by March 6, 2006. For more detailed information on the public proceeding, please refer to the Telecom Public Notice CRTC 2006-4, available online at www.crtc.gc.ca
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