CRTC chooses Bell for Do Not Call contract

The list is set to launch at the end of September; funding will come from telemarketers who opt in.

The CRTC has awarded a five-year contract to Bell Canada to operate the National Do Not Call List, which is expected to launch by September 30.

Bell will be responsible for registering numbers, providing telemarketers with up-to-date versions of the list and receiving consumer complaints about telemarketing calls. Funds for the operation will come from telemarketers who pay to subscribe to the list.