Industry Canada published draft anti-spam regulations Saturday related to last year's passage of the Conservative government's anti-spam bill, C-28. The Industry Canada regulations are in addition to CRTC draft regulations published in late June. Industry Canada said the regulations are “administrative in nature” and define terms used in the anti-spam legislation. “The proposed Regulations specify the meaning of personal relationship and family relationship for the purposes of the Anti-spam Legislation. With respect to obtaining consent to receive messages from unknown third parties, the Regulations define the specific conditions under which consent would be considered valid and additional requirements for the unsubscribe mechanism,” a notice in the Canada Gazette said. The regulations also define the “meaning of membership, club, association, and voluntary organization in order to provide further clarity to those terms within the legislation,” the notice said. Canada's anti-spam legislation received royal assent last December and amends the CRTC Act, the Competition Act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Telecommunications Act. The new law will create measures against malware and the sending of commercial emails without the consent of recipients. The law gives new enforcement powers to the CRTC and the Competition Bureau. The department is accepting comments for 60 days from July 9.