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article imageCanadian violators of 'Do-Not-Call' list identified

By Andrew Moran     Aug 28, 2009 in Business
Two companies and one individual are the first to be fined under Canada's National Do-Not-Call List implemented by the CRTC in September 2008.
Rob Sugar, Roofing by Peerless Mason Ltd. and Waterproofing by Peerless Mason Inc. are the first to be fined since Canada's implementation of the do-not-call list in September. In a statement by the CRTC on Wednesday, Rob Sugar will be fined $4,000 and the roofing and waterproofing companies will each be fined $10,000, according to CBC.
The CRTC did not release any further details regarding the two companies and the telemarketer. Under the rules of the list, those who refuse to pay the fine or attempt to fight the violation can be identified. The commission has previously said they would not release names or information beforehand because that would discourage them to pay the fine.
At the present time, according to the CRTC, just over 700 telemarketing agencies are under investigation.
In the statement issued, the CRTC said, "The telemarketers were given opportunities to come into compliance but failed to change their business practices."
Sugar and the two companies will have 30 days to pay the fine. If they refuse to pay then interest will build and the commission will register their debt with the Federal Court.
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