Category Archives: Professional Regulation

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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How boards should deal with dissenting views of board members

Anyone who has served on a board has likely encountered the situation of a minority of members strongly dissenting over an issue. To navigate such a difficult situation, a board member should review applicable rules to ensure that resolutions made…

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SCC refuses leave in Salway v APEGBC

On June 14, 2010, the SCC denied an engineer leave to appeal an appellate decision restoring a reprimand for unprofessional conduct (for his failing to respond to client correspondence in a timely way) in Salway v. Association of Professional Engineers…

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