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Ottawa, 22 July 2014

File No.: PDR 9174-1416

To: Patrice Lacoste
Québec Loisirs ULC

253, boul. Décarie
Montréal (Québec)
H4N 2L7

Date of Notice and Payment: 22 July 2014

Penalty: $200,000

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 Québec Loisirs ULC., 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 23 July 2012 and 18 July 2014 telemarketing telecommunications were made by Québec Loisirs to advertise their products to consumers. These telecommunications resulted in violations of Part II, section 4 of the Rules, for initiating telemarketing telecommunications to consumers whose telecommunications numbers were registered on the National Do Not Call List (DNCL). These telecommunications also resulted in violations of Part II, section 6 of the Rules, for failing to subscribe to the National DNCL and to pay all applicable fees to the National DNCL Operator.

Pursuant to section 72.01 of the Act, the undersigned has determined that a total penalty for the violations identified above is $200,000.

The penalty of $200,000 must be paid by Québec Loisirs to “The Receiver General for Canada” in accordance with subsection 72.09(3) of the Act.

Manon Bombardier
Chief Compliance and Enforcement Officer

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