Discipline Committee accepts request for withdrawal of allegations

On January 22, 2018, a panel of the Discipline Committee granted a motion, brought on consent, to withdraw allegations against a member. The motion arose in the following circumstances:

  1. There had been extensive discussions between counsel for the parties, culminating in an agreement under which the member agreed to take specific steps to ameliorate the concerns underlying the allegations—in return, PEO agreed to withdraw the allegations, subject to Complaints Committee approval;
  2. Complaints Committee approved the agreement; and
  3. the complainant was notified, and did not object to the withdrawal of the allegations pursuant to the agreement.

The panel was satisfied that it had jurisdiction to hear the motion under sections 4 and 4.1 of the Statutory Powers Procedure Act, and that, in all the circumstances, the public interest was served by granting the motion. The panel requested that the profession be notified of the outcome of this motion.