Professional Conduct Blog

Review Boards: when is an investigation inadequate?

A review of an inquiry committee decision by a review board may address whether the committee’s investigation was inadequate. Investigations are not required to be exhaustive. Where, however information exists which might reasonably affect the decision of the committee, reasonable…

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Sexual Misconduct Series: Introduction

Different professions take different approaches to the sexual and romantic lives of professionals.  Some professions take the view that a sexual or romantic relationship with a client is not a professional ethical issue because there is an insufficient nexus to…

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Protecting reserved titles through the Trade-marks Act

Professional organizations may contravene the Trade-marks Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. T-13 by using a trade-mark suggesting a professional designation the organization has no authority to confer, implying governmental approval of services where no approval has been granted, or is misleading…

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