Archived — Gazette Notice DGTP-011-04

Department of Industry

Telecommunications Act

Notice No. DGTP-011-04: Petitions to the Governor in Council

Notice is hereby given that petitions from the Canadian Bankers Association and the Canadian Marketing Association have been received by the Governor in Council (GIC) under section 12 of the Telecommunications Act in regard to the following decision issued by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC): Telecom Decision CRTC 2004-35, Review of Telemarketing Rules. The petitioners request, among other things, that the GIC grant a stay of Telecom Decision 2004-35, parts of which take effect October 1, 2004. The requests are based on several reasons included in the petitions.

In Telecom Decision CRTC 2004-35, the CRTC implemented changes to the regulation of telemarketers with more specific identification procedures, constraints on the use of predictive dialing devices and mandatory reinforcement of Do Not Call lists for all telemarketers. The Commission also requires the tracking and reporting of complaints and establishes an awareness program for both consumers and telemarketers. The Commission has also suggested the creation of a National Do Not Call registry is contingent on expanded powers being provided through legislative change.

Submissions regarding this petition should be addressed to, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, Langevin Block, 80 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0A3.

A copy of all submissions should also be sent to the Director General, Telecommunications Policy Branch, preferably in electronic format, (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or ASCII TXT) to the following email address: telecom@ic.gc.ca., along with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used. Written copies can be sent to the Director General, Telecommunications Policy Branch, 16th Floor, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C8.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, title, and notice reference number (DGTP-011-04).

Obtaining Copies

Copies of all relevant petitions and submissions received in response may be obtained electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at: http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum under Gazette Notices and Petitions. Mail order or over the counter copies are available from ByPress Printing and Copy Centre Inc. , 300 Slater Street, Unit 101A, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6A6, 613-234-8826, sales@bypressprinting.ca. Reasonable costs of duplication will be charged. It is the responsibility of interested parties to check the public record from time to time to keep abreast of submissions received.

Official printed copies of gazette notices can be obtained from the Canada Gazette Web site at: www.gazette.gc.ca/index-eng.html or by calling the sales counter of Canadian Government Publishing at 819-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

September 2, 2004



Larry Shaw
Director General
Telecommunications Policy

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