Cable & Telecom

Ottawa-Centre MP, consulting firm pay $17,000 in fines for robocalls

OTTAWA-GATINEAU – The CRTC announced Friday it has issued two notices of violation totalling $17,000 in penalties as part of a wide-ranging investigation into the use of robocalls by political parties, elected officials and telemarketers. Paul Dewar, an M.P. for Ottawa Centre and the NDP’s foreign affairs critic, entered into a settlement agreement with the CRTC and paid a $7,000 penalty for violating the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules (UTR). In an unrelated investigation, Strategic Communications Inc. also cooperated, agreed to settle and paid a penalty of $10,000 for similar violations. “We appreciate the cooperation we received during our investigations,” said Andrea...