Discipline

The Discipline Committee (DIC) hears and determines allegations of professional misconduct or incompetence against licence holders.

The Discipline Committee (DIC) hears and determines allegations of professional misconduct or incompetence against a PEO licence holder (professional engineer “P.Eng.”, temporary licence, provisional licence or a limited licence) or a holder of a Certificate of Authorization.

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 licence 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 Professional Engineers Act.

Click here to see how misconduct and incompetence are defined at section 28 of the Act.

Pursuant to section 28(3)(b) of the Act, the DIC also fulfills roles similar to what is known as a Fitness to Practise Committee within other self-regulated professions. For further information on reporting such a situation that may involve a licensee, contact PEO’s registrar.

2019 Hearing Schedule

2019 Hearing Schedule
Name of Parties Date/Time of Hearing
PEO v. Rudolph G. Buchanan, P.Eng. October 30, 31 and November 1, 2019 – 9:30 a.m., Continuation: February 25 and 26, 2020
PEO v. Renzo Villa, P.Eng. November 22, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.
PEO v. Domineco Cugliari, P.Eng. & Construction Control Inc. December 9, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.
PEO v. James R. Malo, P.Eng. and Form Architecture Engineering January 13, 14, 15, 2020 - 9:30 a.m.
PEO v. James C. Hum, P.Eng. January 27 and 28, 2020 – 9:30 a.m.

This schedule of DIC proceedings is provided for public information and is subject to change.

* All hearings are open to the public, unless the DIC 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. Discipline Committee hearings commence at 9:30 a.m.

Resources 

Stakeholder Comments Requested

As part of its commitment to deliver fair and impartial adjudicative services, the Discipline Committee invites stakeholder comments. If you have suggestions for access improvements, document interactivity, guidelines, forms, or general ease of use of the webpage, please email your comments, in confidence, to: comments.tribunalwebpage@peo.on.ca.

 

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 (decisions 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 attending court reporter is provided to the parties at the beginning of the proceeding. Costs of transcribing the recordings are the party’s responsibility. 

Contact Us

Stella H. Ball, LL.B.

Chair of the Discipline Committee

ChairDisciplineCommittee@peo.on.ca

(416) 224-8168


Svitlana (Lana) Tereshchenko

Tribunals Law Clerk

administrativestafffmc@peo.on.ca

(416) 224-1100 ext. 2269