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Ottawa, 26 March 2015

File No.: PDR 9174-1397

To: Metroland Media Group Ltd.

3125 Wolfedale Rd
Mississauga, Ontario, L5C 1W1

Date of Notice: 26 March 2015

Penalty: $240,000

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 Metroland Media Group Ltd. 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 4 January 2012 and 31 July 2013, unsolicited telecommunications were made by Metroland Media Group Ltd., resulting in violations of Part IV, section 4 (d) of the Rules for initiating these telecommunications via an Automatic Dialing-Announcing Device (ADAD) while not providing the appropriate contact information at the beginning of the message.

Pursuant to section 72.01 of the Act, the undersigned has determined that the total penalty for the violations identified above is $240,000.

The penalty of $240,000 must be paid by Metroland Media Group Ltd. 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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