The CRTC’s Do Not Call List May Be Cancelled Due to ‘Funding Challenges’

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s Do Not Call List is facing critical “funding challenges.” The national program, which helps protect Canadians from telephone marketers and spammers, could run out of money as soon as the end of this month.

“No funding has been identified beyond [March],” the CRTC stated in a report. “The lack of long-term funding […] continues to be a challenge for work force stability and staff retention.” 

Launched in 2008, the DNCL has been praised by Canadians sick and tired of unsolicited phone calls – although critics have, at times, questioned the programs efficiency. Should the CRTC fail to obtain beyond beyond 2012, the list may be cancelled.