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CRTC makes Do Not Call list registrations permanent

The Ottawa-based Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has announced that the registration of telecommunications numbers on the National Do Not Call List will now be permanent. Up until now, numbers would only be added to the list for a limited time, after which consumers would have to register them again. According to the CRTC, the change is intended to enhance its ability to protect the privacy of Canadians from unwanted telemarketing calls. Consumers will be able to check the list for their number and remove it at any time, if they choose to do so.

"The National DNCL was created to respect the wishes of Canadians who do not want to receive any more telemarketing calls," said Jean-Pierre Blais, chairman of the CRTC. "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."

According to the CRTC, the Do Not Call list currently contains approximately 12 million numbers, with 1,200 new numbers being added per day. Since the list was created in 2008, the commission has investigated 1,200 violations by telemarketers and imposed $4 million in penalties.

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