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    Contract sharing scheme in Laval: Michel Lavoie struck off the roll for 11 months

    mercredi 21 mars 2018
    • Montreal, March 21, 2018 – The Disciplinary Council of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec rendered its decision on guilt and sanction in the case of Michel Lavoie, who will be struck from the OIQ’s roll for a period of 11 months. In its decision, the Disciplinary Council also ordered Mr. Lavoie to pay all costs in connection with the processing of the complaint, including publication costs.
    • Mr. Lavoie was found guilty of violating several provisions of the Code of Ethics of Engineers, which specifically concern conflicts of interests and a lack of integrity, for going along with a contract sharing scheme that made it possible to circumvent the competitive bidding process of the City of Laval.

      Mr. Lavoie’s alleged offences were committed between 2008 and 2009, while he was manager of the infrastructure department for the metropolitan region at CIMA.

      The full version of the Disciplinary Council’s decision is available on the OIQ’s Web site.

      As a reminder, the sanctions imposed by the Disciplinary Council are meant to protect the public by dissuading professionals from repeating offences and by setting an example for other members of the profession.

      About the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
      Founded in 1920, the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec has a membership of some 63,000 engineering professionals in all fields, except forest engineering. The OIQ’s aim is to be a unifying organization and a reference for professionalism and excellence in engineering. Its mission is to protect the public by acting to ensure that engineers serve society with professionalism, compliance and integrity in the public interest. For more information, go to www.foiq.qc.ca.
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