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Ottawa, 24 May 2013

File Nos.: PDR 9174-1379

To: Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario

401-19 Duncan Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 3H1

Date of Notice and Payment: 24 Mai 2013

Penalty: $85,000

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 the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario (“PC Party of Ontario”), 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 and 7 September 2011, unsolicited telecommunications were made by the PC Party of Ontario to conduct a survey among the Ontario population, about the provincial election, using an Automatic Dialing-Announcing Device (ADAD) resulting in violations of Part IV, subsection 4d) of the Rules, for not providing the clear name, address and a local or toll-free contact telephone number of the person on whose behalf the call was made in the messages.
Pursuant to section 72.01 of the Act, the undersigned has determined that the total penalty for the violations identified above is $85,000.

The penalty of $85,000 must be paid by the PC Party of Ontario to "The Receiver General for Canada" in accordance with subsection 72.09(3) of the Act.

Andrea Rosen
Chief Compliance and Enforcement Officer

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