The Law and Regulations

The Law

Full text of Canada's anti-spam law.

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) regulations

The CRTC has published final regulations related to Canada's anti-spam legislation. A copy of the regulations can be found on the CRTC website.

Governor in Council regulations

The Government has published final regulations and the Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement related to Canada's anti-spam legislation. A copy of these documents can be found below. A copy of the regulations will be found in Part II of the Canada Gazette and on the Justice Canada website.

The Act took effect on to help protect Canadians while ensuring that businesses can continue to compete in the global marketplace. On , sections of the Act related to the unsolicited installation of computer programs or software came into force.