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Ottawa, 18 March 2015

File No.: PDR 9174-1542

To: Ms. Sarah Thomson
Sarah Thomson Electoral Campaign

2D Dundonald Street
Toronto, Ontario
M4Y 1K2

Date of Notice and Payment: 11 December 2014

Penalty: $5,000

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 Sarah Thomson 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 14 August 2014 and 15 August 2015, unsolicited telecommunications were made by On Time Telecom, LLC on behalf of Sarah Thomson, resulting in violations of Part IV, section 4(b) & (d) of the Rules for initiating these telecommunications via an Automatic Dialing-Announcing Device (ADAD) outside of the permissible calling hours while not providing the appropriate contact information at the beginning of the message.

Pursuant to section 72.02 of the Act, a person is liable for a violation that is committed by an employee, or an agent or mandatary, of the person acting in the course of the employee’s employment or the scope of the agent’s or mandatary’s authority, whether or not the employee, agent or mandatary who actually committed the violation is identified or proceeded against in accordance with this Act.

Pursuant to section 72.01 of the Act, the undersigned has determined that the total penalty for the violations identified above is $5,000.

The penalty of $5,000 must be paid by Sarah Thomson to “The Receiver General for Canada” in accordance with subsection 72.09(3) of the Act.

Tom Lowry
Director – Telecommunications Enforcement

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