Mr. Crousset agreed to pay invoices totalling $22,575 for fictitious professional services that he then invoiced to Roche. For these actions, Mr. Crousset was found guilty of violating section 3.02.08 of the Code of Ethics of Engineers concerning the use of dishonest and doubtful practices. Mr. Crousset's offences occurred between January and May 2009, when he was president of Kwatroë Consultant, a consulting engineering firm based in Gaspé.
The sanctions imposed by the Disciplinary Council are meant to protect the public by dissuading the professional from repeating the offences and by setting 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. This decision was rendered by the Disciplinary Council on January 4, 2017. On February 1, 2017, Mr. Crousset filed an appeal with the Professions Tribunal. The Tribunal heard his appeal in February of this year and dismissed it in its decision rendered on September 6.
About the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
Founded in 1920, the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec has a membership of some 64,000 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