National do-not-call list takes effect tomorrow

Jan 16, 2009 Update: Michael is reporting Do-Not-Call List Criticism Mounts as Unwanted Calls Continue.

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CBC is reporting about the National Do-not-call list to be launched tomorrow (Sept 30th, 2008). And there is an exempted list of organizations like registered charities, business with prior relationships, political parties, survey companies, and newspapers.

Well, you can stop them from bothering you too! Just register at University of Ottawa Michael Geist created iOptOut.ca. The following info are excerpted from Michael’s iOptOut.ca site (emphasis added).

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Welcome to iOptOut The Canadian government passed legislation in 2005 mandating the creation of a do-not-call registry. The registry takes effect on September 30, 2008, yet many Canadians may be disappointed to learn about the exemption of a wide range of organizations (registered charities, business with prior relationships, political parties, survey companies, and newspapers). Under the law, exempted organizations are permitted to make unsolicited telephone calls despite the inclusion of the number in the do-not-call registry. However, organizations must remove numbers from their lists if specifically requested to do so. [K: With Michael’s site, you are specifically requesting them to remove you from their lists !]

IOptOut takes advantage of this approach by allowing Canadians to create and manage a personal do-not-call list that begins where do-not-call list ends.

Register with iOptOut

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