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The FCC and Industry Canada tend to work via complaint. Anyone can complain (even if you feel you are compliant in every way), for any reason, and they will investigate. The more visible you are, the greater the chance of complaints, particularly from established and licensed stations in the area (who don’t understand Part 15 and don’t particularly want to).
The laws are sufficiently vague that it’s far better to work willingly and humbly with the enforcement agencies to resolve their concerns, rather than adopting a defiant attitude. Good luck fighting them – they have the patience and the resources to keep going (and going and going), and the ability to shut you down, even if it’s only the FCC investigator that thinks you aren’t compliant.
I’m not saying this is applicable in the KENC incident – you should research that yourself – but it’s just my experience in dealing with people (and government) over the years. You’ll get far more breaks if you play nice.