EDMONTON, AB (May 29, 2013): The Wildrose Party is today releasing the introduction scripts of five of the six automated dials it commissioned in 2011 and 2012 that violated Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) regulations.
The script for the call made during the 2012 election was released yesterday. Wildrose has paid the $90,000 administrative penalty that was part of a settlement agreement with the CRTC, made public today. The penalties against Wildrose were solely levied for violating regulations that stipulate the call sponsor must identify themselves and provide a mailing address and telephone number in the introduction of the call script. “We have been open, forthright and transparent since the beginning. We are making this disclosure today so Albertans know what we have been penalized for and how we plan to be in compliance going forward,” Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith. “As I’ve said before, Wildrose will take all the necessary steps to ensure our calling practices meet all regulatory requirements and the highest standards of ethical conduct.” The introduction scripts can be found by clicking here. Wildrose’s agreement with the CRTC can be found here.