Ottawa, 25 September 2013
File No.: PDR 9174-1413
To: Bill Reno
Union Calling Inc.
5863 Leslie Street
Date of Notice and Payment: 25 September 2013
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, Union Calling Inc. 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 1 September 2011 and 1 August 2013, unsolicited telecommunications were made by Union Calling to conduct polling campaigns and communicate messages. 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 telecommunications were made and not providing a local or toll-free telecommunications number and a mailing address where the originator of the message 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 $65,000.
The penalty of $65,000 must be paid by Union Calling to “The Receiver General for Canada” in accordance with subsection 72.09(3) of the Act.
Chief Compliance and Enforcement Officer