The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued a decision establishing rules for the set-up and operation of a National Do-Not-Call List. The rules will officially come into force when an independent operator has been chosen to administer the list. Once the administration is up and running, Canadians will be able to add their names to the list free of charge and telemarketers will be prohibited from calling individuals on the list. Violations of the donot- call list will be subject to administrative monetary penalties including up to $1,500 per offending call for individuals and up to $15,000 per offending call for corporations.