The Discipline Committee (DIC) hears and determines allegations of professional misconduct or incompetence against a member of Professional Engineers of Ontario or a holder of a Certificate of Authorization, a temporary licence, a provisional licence or a limited licence. The DIC’s jurisdiction is triggered upon a decision of the Complaints Committee, Council, or Executive Committee to refer a matter to the DIC for determination. The DIC also hears applications by members or holders who apply for licences or Certificates of Authorization after a prior revocation and suspension. The parties to a discipline proceeding are set out in the Act.
2017 Hearing Schedule
Name of Parties
Date/Time of Hearing
PEO v. REW, Paul D., P.Eng. and Rubicon Environmental (2008) Inc.
March 6, 7 and 9, 2017 – 9:30 a.m.
Continuation: August 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25, 2017 – 9:30 a.m.
PEO v. Anthony A. Ikpong, P.Eng.
October 5, 2016;
December 12, 13 and 14, 2016;
April 3, 4 and 5, 2017 – 9:30 a.m.
Electronic hearing (continuation): April 17, 2017 – 10:00 a.m.
* This schedule of the Discipline Committee proceedings is provided for public information and is subject to change.
* All hearings are open to the public, unless the Discipline Committee determines that all or part of the hearing should be closed to the public. The hearings are held at the PEO offices on the 7th floor. Persons wishing to observe the hearings can proceed directly to the 7th floor, and must be seated in the Tribunal hearing room at least 15 minutes before the proceedings commence. Hearings of the Discipline Committee commence at 9:30 a.m.
Stakeholder Comments Requested
As part of its commitment to deliver fair and impartial adjudicative services, the Discipline Committee seeks to improve its independent processes by inviting stakeholder comments. To that end, after reviewing the content on its webpage, if you have suggestions that pertain to access improvements, document interactivity, guidelines, forms, or general ease of use of the webpage, please email your comments to:
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Discipline Committee Practice Directions
1. Timelines on Release of Discipline Committee Decisions:
At its June 27, 2016 meeting, the Discipline Committee created the following timelines to serve as guidance in order to communicate with stakeholders as to when they can expect to receive a decision on a particular issue in a matter. The Discipline Committee has resolved as a whole to abide by these suggested guidelines. Decisions by the panels can be on the merits of a matter; submissions on sanctions; submissions on publication; or submissions on costs, as the particular matter evolves before the hearing panel. Going forth, the Discipline Committee is committed to strive for 90 days from release of a merits decision, 60 days for penalty/costs decisions, and 60 days for sanctions and publication decisions after receiving final submissions from the parties. The Discipline Panels will attempt to abide by the timelines, but depending on the complexity of a particular matter, panels may deliver decisions on such issues at its sole discretion.
2. Recorded proceedings and Transcripts:
Motion or hearing proceedings before the Tribunal are recorded by an independent Court Reporter. If a party wishes a partial or complete transcript, these can be ordered directly from the Court reporter in attendance at the proceeding. The name of the Court reporter in attendance is provided to the parties at the beginning of the proceeding. Costs of transcribing the recordings are the party’s responsibility.
- Rules of Procedure of the Discipline Committee – Current Rules for all matters commenced before the Discipline Committee as of November 7, 2014 and later.
- Rules of Procedures of the Discipline Committee - Archived: These Rules will no longer be in effect as of November 6, 2014, except for matters commenced on or before November 6, 2014
- Rules of Procedures of the Discipline Committee - (Archived: These Rules will no longer be in effect as of December 31, 2009, except for matters commenced on or before December 31, 2009).
- Règles de pratique et de procédure du tribunal en vertu de la Loi sur l’exercice des compétences légales
- Professional Engineers Act , R.S.O. 1990, c. P.28
- GENERAL - R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 941
- Statutory Powers Procedure Act (R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER S.22)
- Evidence Act
Other References for Parties and Witnesses Appearing Before the Tribunal
- The Professional Engineer as an Expert Witness (guideline)
- Information on Summons Request
- Request for Summons Form
- Legal services: Law Help Ontario may be able to provide the services of a pro bono legal counsel to those in need of legal assistance. Please refer to the following link to inquire further about eligibility to the program: https://www.lawhelpontario.org/appeals.
Chair of the Discipline Committee
Ravi Gupta, PhD, P.Eng., FEC
General Inquiries and any accessibility assistance requests (B):
Sal Guerriero, LLM, P.Eng.
Manager, Tribunal Operations
Members of the Discipline Committee
Consult the roster of Members of the Discipline Committee.
The designation (B) indicates a staff member who communicates in French and English.
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Last updated: March 6, 2017