or setting up contract sharing schemes that made it possible to circumvent the competitive bidding processes of the cities of Montreal, Laval and Saint-Jérôme, participating in them on several occasions and encouraging his colleagues to do so as well, Mr. Duplessis was found guilty of violating several sections of the Code of Ethics of Engineers, specifically those that concern a lack of integrity, the use of dishonest or doubtful practices, and situations of conflicts of interest.
Mr. Duplessis’ alleged offences were committed between 2003 and 2009, while he was Vice-President of the firm Dessau.
The full version of the Disciplinary Council’s decision, including the summary of charges, is available on the OIQ’s Web site.
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 (OIQ) has a membership of 62,000 engineering professionals in all fields, except forest engineering. The OIQ strives to be a reference for professionalism and excellence in engineering as well as a unifying organization. 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.oiq.qc.ca.