The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released guidance earlier this month on what businesses must do to comply with Canada’s stringent anti-spam law, which is expected to go into effect next year. The guidance, contained in two information bulletins, clarifies what information must be included in a commercial message and provides examples of acceptable practices under the law. Final implementation of the law awaits issuance of another set of regulations by a second agency, Industry Canada. That agency released draft regulations for public comment in July 2011, and is expected to issue another set of draft regulations later this year. Accordingly, businesses that operate in Canada or direct services toward Canadians should ensure that they are ready to comply with the new requirements by 2013.