The CRTC launched the National Do Not Call List (DNCL) on September 30th, 2008 with the of goal of preventing telemarketers from calling Canadians.
Canadians can register their home phone, wireless, fax or VoIP telephone numbers. To-date, over 13 million numbers have been registered, which is an increase of over 100,000 from a year ago.
Earlier this week, the CRTC gave the carriers 90 days to come up with a strategy to block “blatantly illegitimate calls.”
“In this case, telecommunications service providers are in the best position to develop and implement call management solutions for the millions of Canadians tired of receiving nuisance calls, just as they have done for e-mail and text messaging. We encourage Canadians to contact their service provider to find out what solutions they offer to protect themselves against nuisance calls,” said Jean-Pierre Blais, CRTC CEO and Chairman.