Mr. Farley was found guilty of violating several provisions of the Code of Ethics of Engineers, which specifically concern the use of dishonest and doubtful practices, a lack of integrity and conflicts of interests, for participating in a contract sharing scheme that made it possible to circumvent the competitive bidding processes of the cities of Saint-Jérôme and Laval.
Mr. Farley was also found guilty of violating section 59.2 of the Professional Code for having knowledge of a system of bribes that had been set up in favour of a political party in the City of Laval.
Mr. Farley’s alleged offences were committed between 2002 and 2009, while he was vice president and a member of the board of directors of CIMA.
The full version of the Disciplinary Council’s decision
is available on the OIQ’s Web site. In its decision, the Disciplinary Council also ordered Mr. Farley to pay all costs in connection with the processing of the complaint, including the publication costs.
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