Not quite UBB, but CRTC related:
»www.theglobeandmail.com/ ··· 2391917/
"Telephone Do Not Call List gets stop-gap funding"
>The federal government is throwing a financial lifeline to the national Do Not Call List.
>This week, it announced that it had taken enforcement action against 85 companies for breaking the telemarketing rules following a five-month investigation.
>Out of that total, the CRTC issued citations to 74 companies that had failed to register with the DNCL operator or subscribe to the list. It also issued notices of violation to 11 others for more serious issues, while also levying fines totalling $41,000.
Averaging over 11 companies, the fine is only $3727 per company. $41K is barely enough to pay for the loaded labor rate for one person doing this for 5 months assuming CRTC actually get to keep the fine.
May be they should make the effort self sustaining. i.e. make it rely on fines and subscription to the DNCL to fund itself. That way, they might actually have realistic fines the guilty companies instead of patting them softly on the heads.