MONTREAL, Oct. 7, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - In its decision on sanction in the case of Robert Marcil, the Disciplinary Council of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec imposed the penalty of being struck from the roll for two concurrent periods of one year. The Disciplinary Council also ordered Mr. Marcil to pay all of the court and publication costs in its decision.
Mr. Marcil was found guilty of failing to maintain his professional independence and avoid all conflicts of interest by agreeing to take a trip to Italy with the knowledge that a contractor in business with his employer would also be on the trip. He was also found guilty of lacking integrity for not informing his employer in advance of the trip and for accepting the benefit of having some of his travel costs paid by the contractor. Mr. Marcil's alleged offences were committed in October 2008, while he was working for the City of Montreal.
The sanctions were imposed by the Disciplinary Council to protect the public, dissuade this professional from repeating the offences and set an example for other members of the profession.
The full version of the Disciplinary Council's decision, including the summary of charges against Mr. Marcil, is available on the OIQ's Web site.
About the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
Founded in 1920, the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec has a membership of approximately 60,000 engineering professionals in all fields, except forest engineering. The mission of the OIQ is to ensure the protection of the public by supervising the practice of the profession within the framework of its constituent laws and ensure that the profession serves the public interest. For more information, go to http://www.oiq.qc.ca.
SOURCE: Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
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