While you’ve always been able to “politely” ask telemarketers to not call you, the government has gone one step further and has passed a law to allow you to put your name (and more importantly your number) on a national list that prevents them from calling.
Telemarketers found in violation of the list could face fines of up to $1,500 for individuals and up to $15,000 for corporations.
Canadians will be able to add their land line, cell or fax numbers on the national do-not-call list online at www.LNNTE-DNCL.gc.ca or by calling 1-866-580-DNCL (3625). For TTY service only (for the hearing impaired), the toll-free number will be 1-888-DNCL-TTY (1-888-362-5889).
*Funny side note – apparently our government doesn’t know what a domain name is*