In the matter of a hearing under the Professional Engineers Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.28; and in the matter of a complaint regarding the conduct of GERARD J. VAN ITERSON, P.ENG., a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, and 694470 ONTARIO LTD., a holder of a certificate of authorization.
This matter came for hearing before a panel of the Discipline Committee on November 23, 2011 at the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (the association) in Toronto, Ontario. As part of the Decision and Reasons issued January 18, 2013, the panel stated it would accept written submissions from the parties as to costs, and a submission from the defendants as to publication, within 10 working days from the date of this decision.
No submission was received from the defendants on either costs or publication.
A submission was received from the association stating that, in their view, costs payable to the defendants are not warranted in the circumstances of this case.
In light of the facts of the case, the absence of any submission by the defendants and the submission by the association with respect to costs, the panel orders that no costs be awarded to the defendants. As for publication, the panel orders that the Decisions and Reasons dated January 18, 2013 and this Decision on Costs and Publication be published in the Gazette with names.
Aubrey Friedman, P.Eng., signed this decision on costs and publication as chair of this discipline panel and on behalf of the members of the discipline panel: James Amson, P.Eng., Paul Ballantyne, P.Eng., Richard Hilton, P.Eng. and Glenn Richardson, P.Eng.