Notice of Violation: Easy Energy Inc.
File No.: 9174-3152
To: Easy Energy Inc.
300 - 15300 Croydon Drive
Surrey, BC, V3Z 0Z5
Issue Date of Notice: 9 June 2021
Payment Due: 30 days after the agreement has been signed by both parties
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 Easy Energy 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.
On and between 1 April 2020 and 30 October 2020, telemarketing telecommunications were made on behalf of Easy Energy Inc., resulting in violations of:
- Part II, section 4 of the Rules, which states that a telemarketer shall not initiate, and a client of a telemarketer shall make all reasonable efforts to ensure that the telemarketer does not initiate, a telemarketing telecommunication to a consumer's telecommunications number that is on the National DNCL, unless express consent has been provided by such consumer to be contacted via a telemarketing telecommunication by that telemarketer or the client of that telemarketer; and
- Part II, section 7 of the Rules, which states that a telemarketer shall not initiate a telemarketing telecommunication on behalf of a client unless that client is a registered subscriber of the National DNCL and the applicable fees to the National DNCL operator associated with that client's subscription have been paid.
- Part III, section 14 of the Rules, which states that a telemarketer shall not initiate a telemarketing telecommunication on its own behalf to a consumer who is or should be on its do not call list.
- Part III, section 15 of the Rules, which states that a telemarketer shall not initiate, and a client of a telemarketer shall make all reasonable efforts to ensure that the telemarketer does not initiate, a telemarketing telecommunication on behalf of the client to a consumer who is or should be on the client's do not call list.
Pursuant to section 72.16 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 the Act.
Pursuant to section 72.01 of the Act, the undersigned has determined that the administrative monetary penalty for the violations identified above is of $20,000.
The penalty must be paid to "The Receiver General for Canada" in accordance with subsection 72.09(3) of the Act.
Director - Compliance and Enforcement Sector
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