For neglecting to condemn attempts at political interference in the competitive bidding process of the City of Montreal, Mr. Léger was found guilty of violating the Code of Ethics of Engineers by failing to maintain his professional independence and avoid all situations that would put him in a conflict of interest.
Mr. Léger’s alleged offences were committed in 2008, while he was general manager of the City of Montreal.
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 has a membership of some 63,000 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