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Ottawa, 24 March 2015

File No.: PDR 9174-1364

To: Mr. Ali Tariq (doing business as Aqua Duct)

3 Grogan Street
Ajax, Ontario
L1Z 0P6

Date of Notice: 6 February 2015

Penalty: $9,000

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 Ali Tariq (doing business as Aqua Duct) 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 January 2013 and 22 September 2014, telemarketing telecommunications were made by Ali Tariq, or on his behalf, resulting in violations of the following Rules: 4 violations of Part II, section 4, for telemarketing telecommunications made to telephone numbers registered on the National Do Not Call List (DNCL); 4 violations of Part II, section 6, for not having purchased a subscription to the National DNCL; and 4 violations of Part III, section 2, for not registering with the National DNCL operator.

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 penalty for each of the violations identified above is $750, for a total penalty of $9,000.

The penalty of $9,000 must be paid by Ali Tariq (doing business as Aqua Duct) 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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