The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced this week that it has reached a settlement with Bell Canada regarding the company's unauthorized telemarketing practices, Canada NewsWire reports. The company will pay a $1.3 million penalty after an independent third party it hired called consumers registered on the National Do Not Call List or who should have been on Bell Canada's internal list. CRTC's chief telecommunications enforcement officer said, "All telemarketers must respect the wishes of Canadians who have registered their telephone number on the National DNCL or requested that a telemarketer include their number on its internal do not call list."
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