The company Strategic Communications was fined $10,000 along with NDP MP Paul Dewar (see here) by the CRTC for making illegal robocalls:
Strategic Communications Inc. was issued a notice of violation for a robocall campaign it carried out on behalf of the NDP between 11 January and 20 January 2012 in the electoral district of St-Maurice-Champlain, Québec. The calls in question did not specify that they were being made on behalf of the NDP, nor did they include the call originator’s mailing address and contact telephone number. Strategic Communications Inc. cooperated with the CRTC’s investigation, paid a monetary penalty of $10,000 and committed to establish a comprehensive compliance program to prevent future such occurrences. (see here)
More than a little ironical since Strategic Communications’ CEO Bob Penner acted as the Leftie activist group, Council of Canadians’ expert witness during their attempt at overturning the results of the last election:
The robocall super-sleuths McMaher will be all over this one as well I’m sure.