Letter: Time for CRTC to enforce no-call list

Editor: Decades of non-action by each government in power has led the population of Canada to deal with the CRTC no-call list on their own.

Taxpayers are paying for a dysfunctional system that is supposed to protect 35 million Canadians from unwanted calls on their home phone and cellphones. Well, it doesn’t work.

And, in fact, you never hear anything back from the CRTC regarding your complaints about these bandits.

The most vulnerable in our society, who have little money and limited minutes on their cellphones, keep paying for unwanted calls and the burden is on them.

Low-income people and seniors, as well as all Canadians, are paying for an unwanted call and the CRTC is getting paid by the taxpayer to do a job that they can’t do, won’t do or don’t have the means to do.

Either way the legislation and means should be found to deal with this, because it’s been going on for decades.

Canada, with its 35 million population and telephone companies, can not be so backward that they cannot figure out how to stop these highly irritating, annoying and intrusive calls from coming into our homes, eating up our time and money.

Businesses out there should be — and probably are — annoyed as much as I am and your neighbour is about getting these time-and money-wasting calls.

The time is now to actually to do something for 35 million Canadians.

Fix the problem. I’m tired of paying for something that is archaic and dysfunctional.

Cran Campbell,


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