The Telecommunications Act of 1993
is an Act of the Parliament of Canada that regulates telecommunications
by ensuring reliable services, protecting privacy, and to protect and encourage the Canadian media. The Act is administered by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
(CRTC) which reports to Industry Canada
. It replaced the Railway Act
of 1906, which governed telecommunication prior to 1993, making it the first full legislative scheme addressing telecommunications.
In November 2005, an amendment was passed to allow for the creation of a national Do-not-call list under section 41.