OTTAWA, June 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Engineers Canada shares Professional
Engineers Ontario's concerns over a decision by the Ontario government
to reverse a three-year legislative commitment that would have brought
Ontario in line with other provinces and territories in terms of health
and safety in the workplace.
"This is a disappointing decision, for PEO, Engineers Canada and for the
11 other regulators of the engineering profession across the country,"
said Kim Allen, FEC, P.Eng., chief executive officer of Engineers
Canada. "It is difficult to understand why it is acceptable for
Ontario to have a lower standard than other provinces and territories
when it comes to protecting its workers."
The repeal of section 12(3)(a) would prevent individuals who are not
professional engineers from undertaking work that falls within the
practice of professional engineering in relation to machinery or
equipment for use in the facilities of the person's employer, in the
production of products by the person's employer
"I urge the Government of Ontario to reconsider their position and
proclaims this section of the Open for Business Act, 2010 as soon as
possible," said Allen.
The repeal of section 12(3)(a) of the Professional Engineers Act in
Ontario, as passed in the Open for Business Act, 2010 would bring
Ontario in line with other Canadian jurisdictions.
Engineers Canada is the business name of the Canadian Council of
Professional Engineers and is the national organization of the 12
provincial and territorial associations that regulate the practice of
engineering in Canada and license the country's more than 260,000
members of the engineering profession.
SOURCE: Engineers Canada
For further information:
Marc Bourgeois, FIC (hon.), Director, Communications and Public Affairs
613-232-2474, ext. 238