Canada To Get Watered Down Do Not Call List
from the ah,-politicians dept
It looks like Canadian politicians are similar to US ones sometimes. Just as the CAN SPAM law in the US was designed more to make politicians look good more than it was to stop spam, Canadian politicians are patting each other on the back over a proposed do-not-call list that contains many, many exceptions. The rationale for each exception tends towards “this is a free speech issue” or “these groups need to telemarket to survive.” Of course, if you’re going to accept either argument for one group, why wouldn’t it apply to all groups?
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The Canadian Marketing Association maintains their own Do Not Contact list after which subscribing to I received a significant reduction in junk mail and cold calls.
Not perfect, but self policing is a good start.
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The Do Not Call list in the US is the only good law to come out of the government in a long time. I guess we’re too focused on fighting wars to think about passing meaningful legislation.
The really bad rule is
“an exemption from the national do not call list for survey and polling firms for the sole purpose of collecting information from the general public” – Hansard.
Every salesperson who phones me claims “This isn’t a sales call. It’s just a survey about your interest in our products” and then they go into a sales pitch with occasional questions. See push poll. I don’t live in Canada, but the law here must have a similar exception.
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