The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued citations to over 80 companies that it says have violated the rules of telemarketing by not registering with the country’s Do Not Call List. Eleven of those companies were fined over $40,000 in total for what the CRTC called ‘more significant breaches’. The National Do Not Call List was created in 2008 to protect Canadians from telemarketing calls which are unsolicited. Currently, over ten million numbers have registered with the list. A five-month investigation was concluded on Monday, and represents only one of many enforcement strategies used by the organization to reduce unwanted calls made to Canadians. The organization says that registering as a telemarketer is a basic requirement for doing business today, and strongly urged all companies currently making unregistered calls to comply.