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CRTC Announces $200K Penalty for Violation


January 17, 2014

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has announced “1051080 Ontario Inc. has paid a penalty of $200,000 on behalf of itself and certain subsidiaries operating as Weed Man Ottawa, Weed Man Montreal, Weed Man Hamilton, Weed Man Scarborough and Weed Man Surrey (Turf Operations Group) … as part of a settlement over violations to the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules.” Turf Operations Group, which operates lawn care franchises “violated the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules by making telemarketing calls to Canadians who were registered on the National Do-Not-Call List and whose numbers were or should have been on its internal do-not-call lists,” a CRTC release states.
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