Entries by Philippe Le Roux

[Study] Marketing Professionals’ knowledge of CASL – Spoiler: It’s not good…

Today, the AMR (Quebec’s Association of Relationship Marketing) unveiled its first study asking Quebec marketing professional how well they know (or think they know) CASL (Canada’s Anti-Spam Law) and its compliance requirements. While the Canadian ministry, responsible for CASL, will soon respond to recommendations made by Parliament in the law’s first review and amendments, it […]

$1,25M fine for Enterprise, National, and Alamo

A negotiated fine Enterprise Rent-A-Car Canada Company, which manages the Enterprise, National, and Alamo car rental companies, has recently agreed to pay, to the Competition Bureau, a $1,25 million fine for sending emails containing misleading promotions, a practice covered by the Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL). The entire industry is targeted In its press release, the Bureau […]

Parliamentary Report: The Canadian Anti-Spam Law Is Here to Stay

The government must maintain and reinforce the application of the Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL), but it must also clarify vague notions of the Act and its regulations, as ascertained by the thirteen recommendations in the CANADA’S ANTI-SPAM LEGISLATION: CLARIFICATIONS ARE IN ORDER. The report, recently published by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, […]

15 Recommendations to Strengthen and Simplify CASL

Following our testimony before the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of the House of Commons, and the rich and numerous exchanges we had with members of Parliament during the question period, we published a brief containing a series of recommendations to be taken into account in their review process of the Canadian Anti-Spam […]

Public Address of Philippe Le Roux Before the Parliamentary Committee on the Revision of CASL

Speech delivered by Philippe Le Roux, President of Certimail, during his testimony before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology as part of the revision of the Canadian Anti-Spam Law. Introduction I want to thank the Committee for inviting me to testify today. Although not well covered by the media, the work of this committee […]

CASL’s first Parliamentary Review Session

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology began yesterday their review of the Canadian Anti-Spam Law. The CRTC launched the presentation by addressing those key areas that are of concern to Parliamentary deputies. Little news has been made available to the public, but we’ve been on the watch and below you’ll […]

CASL: First Fine To A Corporate Executive

The CRTC announced that Ghassan Halazon has paid, as an individual, a fine of $10,000 to relieve himself of his responsibilities as CEO, in violations of the Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL) committed by the company he ran at the time. This is the first time a corporate executive has been fined, and there are several lessons to be learned. Enforcement of […]