The CRTC has just published the results of their first round of consultations on a national Do Not Call List. The telco's have submitted a unified proposal that has many scratching their heads in disbelief. Within the CRTC's very broad definition of telemarketing, that would include most kinds of calls made for any commercial purpose, the incumbents propose that all telemarketers and their clients register and pay a fee to the do-not-call-list operator.
Recipe for another fat bureaucratic process? Absolutely.
What's their real game though? It's hard to imagine that they would willingly strangle such a profitable business.