I’ve always hated telemarketing calls. The Government of Canada is supposedly implementing a “Do Not Call” registry. I say supposedly because turtles move faster, and the proposed registry has holes – for instance political parties are exempted. Curious that.

Dr. Michael Geist has decided to do something about this. He set up a web site, where Canadians can sign up to opt out from telemarketing calls, using the Canadian Privacy Legislation to also target those who were exempted from the Federal Do Not Call Registry. I signed up today, as soon as I found out about it.

For an further background I’d suggest checking out Dr. Geist’s blog at and also check out a blog posting by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada at Both the Globe and Mail ( and the CBC ( have articles on the initiative.


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