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    The Disciplinary Council of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec fines Joël McNabb-Baltar $5,000

    mardi 27 mars 2018
    • Montreal, March 27, 2018, – The Disciplinary Council of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec rendered its decision on guilt and sanction in the case of Joël McNabb-Baltar, who will receive two $2,500 fines and a reprimand. In its decision, the Disciplinary Council also ordered Mr. McNabb-Baltar to pay all costs in connection with the processing of the complaint.
    • Mr. McNabb-Baltar was found guilty of signing a final report that he had not prepared himself concerning the verification of “Menuiserie Mont-Royal Inc.” project results. The report was prepared by a person who was not an OIQ member and did not work under the immediate control and supervision of engineer McNabb-Baltar. In doing so, Mr. McNabb-Baltar violated sections 3.04.02 and 4.01.01 a) of the Code of Ethics of Engineers.

      Mr. McNabb-Baltar’s alleged offences occurred in Montreal in February 2013, as part of a mandate for Énergima Technologies Inc. involved in obtaining a type of financial assistance for Menuiserie-Mont Royal Inc. that Hydro-Québec grants to help its industrial clients successfully incorporate energy efficiency into their corporate culture.

      Mr. McNabb-Baltar was also found guilty of failing or neglecting to keep a register of his mandates between April 2009 and May 2017, thereby contravening section 2.01 of the Regulation respecting the keeping of records and consulting offices by engineers.

      The full version of the Disciplinary Council’s decision, including the summary of charges, 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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