Free webinar on Canada’s new Anti-Spam law

On July 1, 2014, the majority of provisions of Canada’s new anti-spam legislation will take effect. When in force, Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) will, among other things, require businesses to have recipients’ consent in order to send commercial electronic messages, including emails. There are a number of things that newspapers may need to do to in advance to ensure that they are in compliance with the CASL. Given the upcoming July 1 deadline, all organizations are advised to assess their readiness and ensure they have a compliance strategy.

Please join this free webinar on Tuesday, April 29, at 1:30 PM EDT, led by representatives from Industry Canada and the CRTC, to better understand what you need to do to get ready for the new law.

Time: 1:30 PM EDT
Length: 60-90 minutes


In this session, you will learn, among other things:

  • About how CASL will impact your use of email and other means of electronic communication, including some forms of social media
  • The definition of “Commercial Electronic Message” (CEM)
  • The new requirements to have consent before sending a CEM to your contacts, except where specifically exempted
  • CRTC’s approach on fulfilling it enforcement mandate under CASL

Who should attend? All newspaper personnel, including:

  • Publishers and general managers
  • Directors and corporate executives
  • Editors
  • Advertising managers
  • Project managers
  • Reporters
  • Sales staff
  • Circulation staff