The CRTC announced today that the numbers registered with the National Do Not Call List (DNCL) are now permanent. Canadians were previously informed that they would need to re-register their numbers at some point in time, but this move “enhances the CRTC’s ability to protect the privacy of Canadians from unwanted telemarketing calls.”
Jean-Pierre Blais, CRTC Chairman, said, “The National DNCL was created to respect the wishes of Canadians who do not want to receive any more telemarketing calls. It therefore makes sense that registration be made permanent in order to spare Canadians the inconvenience of having to re-register their number on the List. We are pursuing our efforts to ensure that telemarketers respect the wishes of Canadians.”
Canadians also have the option to remove their number from the National Do Not Call List.