Dear Minister Bernier,
As you are doubtless aware, representatives from industry, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), consumer groups and government and law enforcement gathered together from May 2004-2005 in a group known as the Federal Task Force on Spam. We are two of the members of the Task Force, representing Canadian consumers and Internet users, worldwide.
The Federal Task Force on Spam submitted a comprehensive report to your predecessor, the Right Honorable David Emerson in May 2006, which he accepted and offered public assurances that its recommendations would be implemented. Among those recommendations were laws to help deal with the new threat of spam.