Notice of Violation: Toronto Star Newspapers Limited

Ottawa, 1 August 2017

File number: PDR 9174-2376

To: Toronto Star Newspapers Limited

Address:
1 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M5E 1E6

Date of Notice:
1 August 2017

Penalty: $65,000

Pursuant to section 72.07 of the Telecommunications Act, S.C. 1993, c. 38 (the Act), the undersigned has issued this Notice of Violation finding Toronto Star Newspapers Limited 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:

On and between 18 March 2015 and 10 May 2016, telemarketing telecommunications were initiated on behalf of Toronto Star Newspapers Limited, resulting in violations of Part III, section 3 of the Rules for not registering with the National Do Not Call List (DNCL) operator, and Part III, section 15 of the Rules for failing to make all reasonable efforts to ensure that its telemarketer did not initiate these telemarketing telecommunications to consumers who are or should have been its do not call list.

Pursuant to section 72.16 of the Act, a person is liable for a violation that is committed by an employee of the person acting in the course of the employee’s employment, or by an agent or mandatary of the person acting within the scope of the agent’s or mandatary’s authority, whether or not the employee or agent or mandatary who actually committed the violation is identified or proceeded against.

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 Toronto Star Newspapers Limited to “The Receiver General for Canada” in accordance with subsection 72.09(3) of the Act.

Alain Garneau
Original Signed by Michel Doiron
Director – Telecommunications Enforcement

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