CRTC fines range of parties, MPs over robo-calls - 2013-05-29

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F132.png CRTC fines range of parties, MPs over robo-calls May 29, 2013, Steven Chase, Globe and Mail

Canada's telecom regulator has launched a sweeping attack on improper automated phone calls by politicians, following a Liberal complaint about anonymous calls to voters in Saskatchewan on behalf of the Harper Conservatives.

The fines of nearly $370,000 were levied against the federal Tories, Alberta's Wildrose Party, the federal NDP, the Ontario Progressive Conservatives, Liberal MP Marc Garneau, Conservative MP Blake Richards and Edmonton "robo-calling" firm RackNine.

By slapping fines on a cross-section of political parties and politicians Wednesday, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission avoided accusations that it's singling out one offender, such as the governing Conservative Party in Ottawa or its provincial cousins.

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{{cite news | first = Steven | last = Chase | author2 = Josh Wingrove; Dawn Walton | title = CRTC fines range of parties, MPs over robo-calls | url = https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/crtc-fines-range-of-parties-mps-over-robo-calls/article12222818/ | work = Globe and Mail | date = May 29, 2013 | accessdate = January 21, 2020 }}