Mr. Surprenant was found guilty of violating six sections of the Code of Ethics of Engineers and one section of the Professional Code in connection with various pipeline and sewer projects between 2000 and 2009, while he was employed by the City of Montreal.
The penalties imposed by the Disciplinary Council are enforceable when the appeal period has expired. They are intended to protect the public, dissuade professionals from repeating 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, 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.