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Daily Media Report recap: April 25 to May 9


Stories of discipline and enforcement dominated the Daily Media Report in late April and early May, with disciplinary decisions in BC and Newfoundland and Labrador, and a case involving the illegal use of the term P.Eng. in Ontario.

British Columbia: Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia announced that it had concluded disciplinary action against John Bryson, a structural engineer whose design of a high-rise residential tower failed to meet the building code.

Newfoundland and Labrador: Ontario engineer Peter Liu has been stripped of his right to practise engineering in Newfoundland and Labrador after PEGNL found that he made material errors and miscalculations that contributed to the collapse of wooden framework at Muskrat Falls in May 2016.  

Ontario: Cosimo Polidoro was fined $10,000 after pleading guilty to one count of breaching the Professional Engineers Act by using the title “P.Eng.” when he was not licensed to do so.

Bonus read: This article from the Toronto Star describes how a key diversity initiative in another self-regulated profession—the legal profession—could be in peril after a number of lawyers opposed to the initiative were elected to the Law Society of Ontario’s board of directors.