The CRTC launched the National Do Not Call List (DNCL) on September 30th, 2008 with a goal to prevent telemarketers from calling you. Canadians can register their home phone, wireless, fax or VoIP telephone numbers. Many Canadians, including myself, are registered, but still receive the odd and very annoying call. This can apparently be mitigated by asking them to be removed from their calling list.
Last month the CRTC reported that a total of 12,118,658 were registered on the DNCL. A new set of stats has been released that shows February numbers have dramatically increased, both in registered users and unfortunately in complaints. (more…)