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Daily Media Report recap: July 4 to 18

2019.07.18

A regulatory review of PEO. A profile of OIQ president and Engineers Canada Board member Kathy Baig. Waiting for charges in the Mount Polley disaster. These were the top stories from the Daily Media Report in early July.

PEO regulatory review: PEO released the final report from an independent review of its regulatory performance. The report provides 15 recommendations on how PEO can improve its regulatory performance.

Meet Kathy Baig: On the heels of her winning a Canada’s Top 40 under 40 award, the Montreal Gazette published a profile of OIQ President and Engineers Canada Board member Kathy Baig and her work to restore the integrity of the engineering regulator, improving the procedures for recognizing the credentials of foreign-trained engineers, and attracting more women in engineering.

Mount Polley: The Globe and Mail learned that the joint task force on the largest mine-waste disaster in Canadian history sent its recommendations to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada in April 2019. The joint task force recommended charges under the Fisheries Act, and it is now up to the Public Prosecution Service to decide whether to approve the charges by August 4, 2019—five years since the spill.