Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
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Notice of Violation

Ottawa, 14 August 2013

File No.: PDR 9174-1413

To: Denis Lemelin
Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW)

Address:
377 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 1Y3

Date of Notice and Payment: 14 August 2013

Penalty: $50,000

Pursuant to sections 72.02 of the Telecommunications Act, S.C. 1993, c. 38 (the Act), the undersigned has issued this notice of violation finding, CUPW to have committed the following violations contrary to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC’s) Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules (the Rules) made under section 41 of the Act:

Between 21 May and 26 June 2013 unsolicited telecommunications were made by CUPW to conduct a poll. These telecommunications were made using an Automatic Dialing-Announcing Device (ADAD) resulting in violations of Part IV, subsection 4d) of the Rules, for not providing the name of the person on whose behalf the telecommunication was made and not providing a telephone number and mailing address where the telecommunication originator could be reached.

Pursuant to section 72.01 of the Act, the undersigned has determined that the total penalty for the violations identified above is $50,000.

The penalty of $50,000 must be paid by CUPW to “The Receiver General for Canada” in accordance with subsection 72.09(3) of the Act.

Andrea Rosen
Chief Compliance and Enforcement Officer