The CRTC said Wednesday that registrations on Canada's do-not-call list will now be permanent. Previously, those that registered phone numbers with this database would have had to register again after six years. Telemarketers are legally forbidden from calling numbers on the do-not-call list. The CRTC said since the list was introduced in 2008, it has imposed fines of almost $4 million for infractions. CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais said in a press release that it "makes sense that registration be made permanent in order to spare Canadians the inconvenience of having to re-register their number on the list." The CRTC said that people can, at any time, have their numbers removed from the do-not-call list.