The CRTC has levied fines totaling $24,000 to three telemarketers for violating regulations regarding the Do Not Call List (DNCL). Rob Sugar has been fined $4,000, Roofing by Peerless Mason Ltd, $10,000, and Waterproofing by Peerless Mason Inc. $10,000. This marks the first time that the CRTC has punished violators of the DNCL since its launch in September last year. According to the CRTC, the three telemarketers were warned about their non-compliance with the rules and urged to change their practices, but to no avail. “In July, they were each issued with Notices of Violation and given 30 days to either pay the fine or contest it before a CRTC panel. In light of the evidence before it, the panel found that these telemarketers violated the National DNCL Rules and imposed administrative monetary penalties,” the CRTC said in a statement. The telemarketers have 30 days to pay the fines. Failure to pay will result in interest being charged on the amounts required and the CRTC says it is willing to take the case to the Federal Court to collect the debts.