SELF-GOVERNING PROFESSIONS - Investigation of complaints - Findings - Written report

Law360 Canada (December 9, 2022, 6:38 AM EST) -- Appeal by Cameron from Court of Queen’s Bench’s judgment dismissing his application for judicial review of Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) council’s decision because the Chambers judge erred in finding Cameron had limited standing in these matters and could only raise issues of procedural fairness. APEGS was the regulatory body that governed professional engineers and geoscientists. Cameron was a professional agrologist. He was not a member of APEGS. Cameron lodged two complaints with APEGS alleging improper conduct on the part of the Engineers. APEGS established a Committee to investigate the complaints. The Committee did so, and it initially recommended no further action be taken against the Engineers. Dissatisfied with the Committee’s recommendations, Cameron asked the APEGS Council to review them. The Council ordered the Committee to reinvestigate Cameron’s complaints. The Committee hired an outside consultant to conduct the second round of investigations. Relying on the findings, the Committee again recommended that no further action be taken against the Engineers. Cameron, dissatisfied with the Committee’s second recommendations, sought to have them reviewed by the Council. He asked the Council to disclose to him the documents the Committee relied upon when making its recommendations. The Council’s handling of Cameron’s request for disclosure led him to file an application in the Court of Queen’s Bench seeking judicial review. The Chambers judge rejected Cameron’s request for an order requiring the Council to provide him with the Committee’s files....
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