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Ottawa, 1 February 2016


To: Mr. Akbar Zareh
Kingsway Real Estate Inc.

151 City Centre Drive, Suite 300
Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 1M7

Date of Notice and Payment: 1 Feb 2016

Penalty: $70,000

Pursuant to section 72.02 of the Telecommunications Act, S.C. 1993, c. 38 (the Act), the undersigned has issued this Notice of Violation finding Kingsway Real Estate Inc. 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 July 2013 and 31 August 2015, real estate agents acting on behalf of Kingsway Real Estate Inc.. initiated telemarketing telecommunications to consumers, notwithstanding that Kingsway Real Estate Inc. was not duly registered nor subscribed to the National Do Not Call List (DNCL), thereby violating Part II, Section 6 and Part III, Section 2 of the Rules.

In addition, real estate agents acting on behalf of Kingsway Real Estate Inc. initiated telemarketing telecommunications to consumers whose phone numbers are registered on the National DNCL, thereby violating Part II, Section 4 of the Rules.

Pursuant to section 72.01 of the Act, the undersigned has determined that the total penalty for the violations identified above is $70,000.

The penalty of $70,000 must be paid by Kingsway Real Estate Inc. to “The Receiver General for Canada” in accordance with subsection 72.09(3) of the Act.

Tom Lowry
Director - Compliance and Enforcement Sector

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