The CRTC says the future of its national do-not-call list is at risk if it does not obtain funding beyond 2011-2012. “In 2006, amendments to the Telecommunications Act came into effect granting the CRTC power and authority to create a National DNCL , investigate complaints and to enforce compliance,” the commission said in a quarterly financial statement released Monday. “However, no incremental on-going funding was provided to the CRTC to perform these non-discretionary, statutory responsibilities. To date, the CRTC’s investigation and enforcement activities have been funded by interim measures on a year-to-year basis.” The CRTC said funding for the program for 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 totalled $3.0 million, and that, although funding has been approved to the end of March 31, 2012, "no funding has been identified beyond this period." It added: "The lack of long-term funding for the DNCL continues to be a challenge for workforce stability and staff retention." The CRTC said it is working with Industry Canada and central government agencies to look at solutions and establish an on-going source of funding. "Failure to obtain additional funding beyond 2011 12 will put the continued operation of this activity at risk," the report said. The commission added that the government's budget freeze on departments and agencies “may affect appropriated funding” related to the do-not-call list and enforcement of the government's new anti-spam law. “These two activities are still relatively new and the Anti-spam responsibilities are not yet fully staffed. The measures to be taken by the CRTC to manage the budget constraints are being considered in consultation with Treasury Board Secretariat officials,” the CRTC said.