Mr. Marcil was found guilty of failing to maintain his professional independence and avoid all conflicts of interest by agreeing to take a trip to Italy with the knowledge that a contractor in business with his employer would also be on the trip. He was also found guilty of lacking integrity for not informing his employer in advance of the trip and for accepting the benefit of having some of his travel costs paid by the contractor. Mr. Marcil’s alleged offences were committed in October 2008, while he was working for the City of Montreal.
The sanctions were imposed by the Disciplinary Council to protect the public, dissuade this professional from repeating the offences and set an example for other members of the profession.
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