For participating in a contract sharing scheme that allowed him to circumvent Quebec City’s competitive bidding process, Mr. Lapointe was found guilty of violating three sections of the Code of Ethics of Engineers pertaining to integrity, the use of dishonest or doubtful practices and situations of conflicts of interest.
Mr. Lapointe’s offences were committed between 2006 and 2010, while he was manager of the municipal group at Dessau in Quebec City.
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 QuébecFounded in 1920, the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec has a membership of approximately 62,000 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.