Mr. Bouchard was found guilty of violating several provisions of the Code of Ethics of Engineers, for tolerating the arrangement of a contract sharing scheme that made it possible to circumvent the competitive bidding process of the City of Laval, participating in that scheme and paying political contributions to a municipal political party in exchange for City contracts.
Mr. Bouchard’s alleged offences took place over a period of approximately 18 months, between 2008 and 2010, while he was vice-president of infrastructure at the firm Genivar.
Since Mr. Bouchard is no longer an OIQ member, the sanction of striking him off the roll will be enforced when he has registered again on the OIQ's roll.
The full version of this decision 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 has a membership of some 66,000 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.oiq.qc.ca