Great news for Canadians who hate getting telemarketer calls on our BlackBerrys (I’m looking at you, GoodLife). The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) launched the National Do Not Call List yesterday, allowing citizens of the Great White North to register their residential, wireless, fax or VoIP telephone numbers. However, registering with the DNCL won’t prevent every solicitation call:
Telemarketers have up to 31 days to update their lists and to make sure they do not call you. You could still receive calls within those first 31 days. Registering on the National Do Not Call List (DNCL) will not eliminate all telemarketing calls. There are exemptions within the Rules that may allow calls from organizations such as charities, those with whom you have existing business relationships, political parties and newspapers.