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					                   Registrar’s Report
                                      September 10, 2009



Limited
Licences for       Ontario Fairness Commissioner Independent Compliance Audit
University         The independent compliance audit for the Fairness Commission of the
Faculty            registration practices of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) confirms the
Ontario Fairness   association‟s policies and procedures to be transparent, objective, impartial and
Commissioner       fair. The independent audit was an initiative of the Office of the Fairness
Independent        Commissioner of Ontario to assess compliance with the Fair Access to
Audit              Regulated Professions Act by regulated professions in the province. The audit of
                   PEO was conducted by Deloitte and covered the period from July 16, 2007 to
Second Quarter     July 15, 2008.
Progress vs.
Goals              “These findings are a testament to the continuous efforts of our team to ensure a
                   smooth application process for all our applicants,” said Kim Allen, P.Eng., PEO
                   CEO/Registrar. “I credit the leadership of PEO‟s deputy registrar, licensing and
                   registration, Michael Price, P.Eng., the dedicated work of his department staff,
                   along with the more than 200 volunteers involved in PEO‟s Academic
                    Requirements, Experience Requirements and Registration committees, for our
                    success in allowing all applicants in Ontario a fair and equal opportunity to
                    obtain their licence.”

                    PEO‟s registration practices were evaluated for overall compliance with the Act
                    against several criteria identified by the Office of the Fairness Commissioner,
                    including: information to applicants;

                    • timely decisions and responses;
                    • internal review or appeal;
                    • information on appeal rights;
                    • documentation of qualifications;
                    • assessment of qualifications;
                    • training; and
                    • access to records

                    The report is available on PEO‟s website.


                   First Ministers Commitment on Foreign Qualifications Assessment
                   and Recognition
                   On August 20, 2009 the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration held an
                   information session for the non-health regulated professions regarding the First
                   Ministers Commitment on Foreign Qualifications Assessment and Recognition.

                   In December 2008, Prime Minister Stephen Harper proposed the development of
                   a “single comprehensive approach to credential assessment and recognition
    across all jurisdictions with an initial priority on regulated occupations”. In
    January 2009, the First Ministers agreed to direct the Forum of Labour Market
    Ministers to:

     Prepare an interim report by June 2009
     Develop a Pan-Canadian Framework for Foreign Qualifications Recognition
     to be announced by first ministers with targeted occupations selected by
     September 2009
     Engage in the development of feasible implementation strategies by December
      2009
     Focus on implementing a prioritized list of regulated occupations in 2010

    The Pan-Canadian Framework is a proposal that the federal and provincial
    governments work together to improve foreign qualifications recognition practices
    across Canada. They will focus attention on pre-arrival, assessment, recognition
    and workforce integration. The Pan-Canadian Framework is intended to
    complement and support the Agreement on Internal Trade. The government of
    Canada has committed to invest $50 million over two years on this initiative. The
    Framework will include:

     A Pan Canadian Vision Statement
     Principles
     Service Standards
     Reporting to Canadians

    The principles of the Framework are fairness, transparency, timeliness and
    consistency. The FARPA principles of fairness and transparency are included in
    the Framework; however, the FARPA principles of objective and impartial have
    been replaced by timeliness and consistency.

    Timeliness will require the assessment and recognition of foreign qualifications as
    well as the communication of the assessment decision, to be carried out promptly
    and efficiently.

    Consistency is defined as the methods for assessment and criteria used for
    determining recognition of qualifications for specific occupations are mutually
    acceptable in each province and territory so that the results of the assessment
    processes are mutually recognized.

    The government will consult with all regulators this fall and start with a pilot
    project involving about 10 professions. The primary criteria for selection of pilot
    professions will be the number of immigration landings and occupational demand.
    However, other factors will be considered including the willingness to participate
    and the diversity of professions.


    Licensing Process Taskforce (LPTF)
    PEO Staff is in correspondence with Ministry of the Attorney General Staff
    regarding regulation changes for the Council-approved LPTF recommendations.
    The Attorney General‟s Office requested some clarifications in March which have
    led to the most recent draft being forwarded to PEO in April. The Task Force held
    meetings on May 20 and July 16, 2009 to discuss the latest draft and to prepare a
    response to the Attorney General‟s Office. Proposed revised draft regulations


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    were submitted to the Attorney General‟s Office at the end of July.


    Limited Licence for University Faculty
    The Limited Licence with a prescribed scope, “Teaching courses which are
    primarily engineering science and engineering design and conducting
    engineering-related research with a University” assists Ontario University
    Engineering Programs in meeting the CEAB accreditation criteria was presented
    to interested professors at University of Toronto and McMaster University. A
    special sitting and expedited marking of the PPE was arranged for attending
    professors. Over 50 professors have taken advantage of these programs.


    Engineers Canada Alternative Methods of Licensure
    Engineers Canada„s From Consideration To Integration project made 17
    recommendations regarding the International Engineering graduate immigration
    and integration experience. Since 2005 Engineers Canada has been working with
    stakeholders to implement the recommendations. Recommendation XI was to
    “study the feasibility of alternative systems of evaluating an applicant‟s
    professional competency for licensure in comparison with the current system.”
    Engineers Canada has recently received federal government funding to study
    Alternative Methods of Licensing and to make Recommendations for Assessment
    of Work Experience. PEO is participating on the Steering Committee which has
    issued a draft report in May 2009.


    Licensure Uptake Study
    One of the Council Projects for 2007/2008 was a Research Study on the
    Licensure Uptake of CEAB graduates. Council approved three recommendations
    based on the results of research studies. These recommendations were
    directions firstly, to the Registrar to enlist the Deans at each of the Ontario
    universities to support PEO conducting an annual final year survey of engineering
    students; secondly, to work with alumni associations to contact graduates of
    engineering programs that have never applied for a licence to research reasons
    for not applying; and finally, to use PEO‟s database to contact applicants that
    applied to PEO more than 5 years after graduation to determine reasons for not
    applying sooner.

    The final year engineering student survey was conducted again in
    January/February 2009. This year, with the aid of a much larger awareness
    campaign including posters and university engineering society involvement, the
    number of participants grew from 500 to over 900. In March 2009, applicants that
    applied to PEO more than 5 years after graduation were surveyed, using an in-
    house generated and administered survey. These applicants were identified as
    potentially an insight into the group of graduates who have never applied for their
    licence. The results of these two surveys will be presented to Council later this
    year. After much analysis, it was determined that a means of effectively
    contacting the final group is still beyond the reach of PEO. This conclusion will
    also be part of the information to be presented to Council in November.




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    Internship and EIT Proposal
    In November 2008 Council approved the development of a new internship
    program and restructured Engineer-In-Training Program. An Implementation
    Plan and legal analysis was presented to Council at the February 2009 meeting.
    Work has begun towards the first phase of the implementation plan. This
    includes research into other structured programs within Ontario regulators and
    the creation of tools to be used in the pilot program. A manual is currently under
    development. An article will be published in the September/October issue of
    Engineering Dimensions regarding this project which will also request interested
    parties to contact the Pre-Licensing unit to participate in the pilot project.


    EIT Program
    During the first half of 2009, eight EIT Seminars were presented: five on the
    importance of the Professional Practice Exam and three on the Experience
    Requirements. External seminars continue to be offered at Chapter events and
    industry. The first half of 2009 saw such presentations made at three locations of
    Hatch Associates as well as Colt Engineering, OPG, Vale Inco, Halsall and
    AMEC.

    During the first half of 2009, the Ministry of Environment hosted a question and
    answer session with upper management, representatives from the engineering
    union and HR staff. A similar Q&A session via teleconference was conducted by
    Alberici Constructors Ltd. Other organizations which have implemented these in-
    house programs have indicated further interest in participating in the more
    structured internship pilot project.

    External special interest groups have also made arrangements for their members
    to learn about the licensing process and the EIT program benefits. These include
    a presentation to the North American Taiwanese Engineers Association
    (NATEA).


    LICENSING AND REGISTRATION - January 1 – June 30, 2009


    Activities                                                                Number

    P.Eng. Applications/Licences
    Paid applications for P.Eng. licence received from CEAB candidates –           850
    new
    Paid applications for P.Eng. licence received from non-CEAB                    866
    candidates – new
    Paid applications for P.Eng. licence received but not streamed                       5
    FCP Application Numbers Assigned                                               447
    FCP Applications Received by L&R from CEAB candidates                          139
    FCP applications received by L&R from non-CEAB candidates                      126
    Candidates interviewed by Experience Requirements Committee                    475
    New P.Eng. licences issued to CEAB graduates                                   562
    New P.Eng. licences issued to non-CEAB graduates                               501
    P.Eng. licences issued to Transfers
    Less than 5 years in good standing –567
    At least last 5 years in good standing – 146                                   131
    P.Eng. Licences issued to Reinstatements                                        63
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     Activities                                                              Number

     Provisional Licences issued                                                       4
     Engineering Intern Training (EIT) Program
     New CEAB-educated EIT registrants                                            387
     New non-CEAB-educated EIT registrants                                        114
     New Confirmatory candidates                                                  63
     FCP: CEAB Graduates not required to write exams                             196
     FCP: Non-CEAB Graduates not required to write exams                          22
     FCP: Confirmatory Candidates                                                 73
     Total applicants enrolled in EIT Program through the
     FCP January 1, 2009 – March 31, 2009                                        291
     Total applicants (including FCP candidates) enrolled in
     EIT Program January 1, 2009 – March 31, 2009                                855
     Total EITs enrolled                                                        4,564

     Limited Licences
     New Limited Licences issued                                                      12

     Temporary Licences
     New Temporary Licences issued                                                    34
     Temporary Licences renewed                                                       33

     Certificates of Authorization
     Certificates of Authorization – new                                          200
     Certificates of Authorization – renewals                                   1,922
     Certificates of Authorization – temporary                                     24
     Certificate of Authorization – closed                                       174

     Consulting Engineering Designations
     Consulting Engineering Designations – new                                        17
     Consulting Engineering Designations – renewed                                    95
     Consulting Engineering Designations – rejected                                    0

     Student Membership Program
     New Student Members                                                        1,212
     Total Students Enrolled                                                    7,163


    Professional Standards Committee (PSC)
    PSC has approved three guidelines (Use of Software-Based Engineering Tools;
    Writing Engineering Evaluation Reports for Drinking Water System; and Guideline
    for Professional Engineers Providing Demolition Services) and two policy
    statements for professional standards (Writing Evaluation Reports for Drinking
    Water Systems; and Use of Building Code Compliance Data Matrix on Drawings
    Prepared by Professional Engineers). Future work on these is delayed awaiting
    Council decision regarding peer review policy.

    Work continues on the following guidelines: Expert Witness; Peer and Technical
    Review; Professional Practice; Practice Review; and Use of Standard Agreements.



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    A subcommittee charged with developing a standard for supervising and delegating
    non-engineers carrying out professional engineering activities has been formed and
    began work.

    At the June 2009 Council meeting, PSC reported that it required further prioritization
    criteria from Council to be able to do this work. It also recommended that ARC or
    ERC be given the project lead. Council instructed PSC to redefine the Terms of
    Reference for the subcommittee. PSC is revising the Terms of Reference, the
    project plan and budget documentation.

    PSC held three meetings in Q2, on April 6, May 14 and June 24, 2009, with the next
    meeting scheduled for September 9, 2009.


    Practice Advisory
    S&T staff continue to participate on and provide support for the Engineers,
    Architects and Building Officials Committee (“EABO”). A meeting was held on
    June 3, 2009, with the next meeting scheduled for October 1, 2009.

    S&T staff met with representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural
    Affairs to discuss issues of mutual concern, including the role and responsibilities of
    professional engineers in designing and reviewing construction of nutrient
    management storage and distribution systems.

    S&T staff continued to monitor postings on the Environmental Bill Registry in
    respect to potential impacts on practitioners‟ professional obligations. During this
    period, 75 postings were reviewed. The majority of these postings were information
    documents, reports of Ministry decisions, internal Ministry policy directives, or
    related to matters of land and wildlife policy, and required no action by PEO.


    Registration Committee (REC)
    No hearing matters were scheduled for Q2. However, the continuation of one
    hearing matter and 4 pre-hearing conferences were held during Q2.

    The REC as a whole met on May 28, 2009. The meeting included a training
    session delivered by David Jacobs of Watson Jacobs McCreary LLP.

    The REC subcommittee completed its review of the Committee‟s Rules of
    Procedure, and the draft revised Rules of Procedure were posted on the
    Registration Tribunal‟s website for public consultation and comments. All
    submissions received were forwarded to the subcommittee members and its legal
    counsel for review.

    The next REC meeting is scheduled for September 14, 2009.


    Discipline Committee (DIC)
    No new hearing matters were scheduled for Q2. However, the continuation of 2
    hearing matters and 5 pre-hearing conferences were held during Q2.

    The DIC as a whole met on June 23, 2009.



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    The DIC subcommittee continued to work on revisions to the Discipline Committee
    Handbook.

    The next DIC meeting is scheduled for September 10, 2009.


    Second Quarter Progress Report
    Attached at Appendix A is the progress the departments have made towards
    achieving goals for 2009.

    Congress Digest
    June 2009 Congress Digest is attached at Appendix B


    Government Liaison Program, Brown & Cohen Activities
    Second Quarter, 2009
    See Appendix C.


    Upcoming Meetings
    At PEO (Unless otherwise noted)
        Consulting Engineer Designation Committee (CEDC) Meeting - October 8,,
        2009
        Academic Requirements Committee (ARC) Meetings - October 2, October 30,
        November 27 and December 11, 2009
        Experience Requirements Committee (ERC) Business Meetings – September
        25 and December 17, 2009
        Complaints Committee Meeting – October 8, 2009
        459th Council Meeting – November 19, 20, 2009




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                                                                                          A
Progress on the Goals
    Standards & Regulations
    1. To ensure that PEO’s Tribunals independently exercise their quasi-judicial roles
    Manage Discipline & Registration Hearings
       Discipline Tribunal scheduled 4 new hearing matters, of which 2 were completed and 2 are to
       be continued; 3 hearing continuations took place, with one hearing completed; 5 pre-hearing
       conferences were held.
       Registration Tribunal held one hearing continuation and 5 pre-hearing conferences.

    Enhance Public Transparency
       Discipline Committee met as a whole two times on February 25 and June 23, 2009.
       Registration Committee met as a whole two times on February 12 and May 28, 2009, with
       training provided by ILC.
       Discipline Committee established a subcommittee to review its Rules of Procedure, who
       recommended to the Committee the repeal of Rule 8.1 made under the SPPA. After
       receiving legal advice, the Committee repealed this rule on February 25, 2009.
       Discipline Committee subcommittee continued work on revisions to the Discipline Committee
       Handbook.
       Registration Committee appointed a subcommittee to review its Rules of Procedure. The
       subcommittee has completed its review, has sought legal advice from ILC, and is proposing
       a completed new set of Rules to the Committee, which will come into effect in the near future.

    Enhance Tribunal Operations
       After the repeal of Rule 8.1, posted the revised Rules of Procedure of the Discipline
       Committee on the Discipline Tribunal website.
       The draft revised Rules of Procedure of the Registration Committee were posted on the
       Registration Tribunal website in July 2009 for public consultation and comments. All
       submissions received were forwarded to the subcommittee members and its legal counsel for
       review.
    2. To develop professional standards and guidelines
    Develop Standards
      Completed work on policy statements for the following standards: (a) writing evaluation
      reports for drinking water systems and (b) use of architectural design matrix on architectural
      drawings prepared by professional engineers. Awaiting Council decision on peer review
      process before continuing the regulatory approval process for these standards.
      Provided support to subcommittee developing standard for Supervising and Delegating
      Professional Engineering Work.

    Develop Guidelines
       Completed the following guidelines: Professional Engineers Providing Demolition Services;
       Use of Software Based Engineering Tools; and Preparing Engineering Evaluation Reports
       for Drinking Water Systems. Awaiting Council decision on peer review process before
       continuing the process of implementing these guidelines.
       Continued work on revisions to the Professional Practice guideline.
       Continued development work on the following guidelines: Expert Witness; Peer and
       Technical Review; and Use of Standard Agreements.
    Practice Advisory
         Made presentations at 6 EIT seminars.
         Provided presentation on responsibilities of practitioners to consultants and Ministry staff at
         two Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs symposiums on farm structures.
         Continued work on populating a subcommittee charged with developing a software
         engineering specialization.
       Attended meetings with practitioners, Ministry of Labour, contractor associations and unions
       regarding practitioners‟ concerns regarding requirements in the Occupational Health and
       Safety Act for the practitioners to declare, following a crane inspection, that the crane is “not
       likely to endanger workers”.
         Met with staff from Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to discuss issues of mutual
         concern regarding professional engineering practice related to the Nutrient Management Act
         and farm structures.
         Working with PSC to redefine Terms of Reference for a subcommittee charged with
         developing a software engineering specialization.
         Worked with legal and policy to deal with practitioners‟ concerns regarding requirements in
         the Occupational Health and Safety Act for the practitioners to declare, following a crane
         inspection, that the crane is “not likely to endanger workers”.

    Licensing & Registration
       1. To ensure qualified applicants are licensed to practice professional engineering.

       -    New P. Eng Licence Applications including Approved FCP – 1,986
       -    Financial Credit Program Application Numbers Assigned – 447
       -    Financial Credit Program Applications received by L & R – 265
       -    Non-CEAB Academic Assessments – 1,171
       -    Experience Requirements Committee Interviews - 475
       -    P. Eng. Licenses Issued to CEAB graduates – 562
       -    P. Eng. Licenses Issued to non-CEAB graduates – 501
       -    P.Eng. licences issued to Transfers – 131 (all combined)
       -    P.Eng. licences issued to Reinstatements – 63
       -    Attended partners meeting of “Bridge Training Program” project with Settlement and
            Integration Services Organization (SISO).
       -    Presentations at settlement agencies to explain the licensing requirements to
            International Engineering Graduates.
       -    Recruited and trained new ERC members to replace those who resigned due to work-
            related issues.
       -    Quality Control and Quality Assurance on ERC interview tapes.
       -    Reviewed and made recommendations concerning the content of the PPE and prepared
            an analysis of the PPE papers of applicants who have failed the PPE three times.


                                              PPE Statistics
              Sitting        Registered       Wrote       Passed          Pass %        Attendance
                                                                                             %
        April 2009              1525           1466          1179            80             96
        December 2008           1182           1126          882             78             95
        August 2008             1108           1044          878             84             94
        April 2008              1260           1198          1004            84             95

        -   There were four PPE re-read requests for the December 2008 sitting and all four re-read
            requests remained failures after the review.
        -   A special PPE sitting was conducted on March 7, 2009 to accommodate 41 University of
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            Toronto professors.
        -   A total of 206 reminder letters were issued to candidates required to write the PPE at the
            April 2009 sitting.
        -   A total of 1,525 candidates registered to write the PPE at the April 2009 sitting. A total of
            21 special-site accommodations were prepared and seven of these special sites were
            outside Canada.
        -   A total of 82 files were closed for time expiration for not writing the PPE at the April 2009
            sitting.
        -   For the April 2009 PPE, there were eight third-time failures that require interviews to be
            scheduled with the PPE Subcommittee before a fourth and final chance would be
            permitted, and interview dates have been confirmed for October 2, October 30 and
            November 12, 2009.
        -   A total of 518 reminder letters were issued to candidates required to write the PPE at the
            August 2009 sitting.
        -   There were 18 PPE re-read requests processed for the April 2009 sitting. After the re-
            read review was completed, three re-read requests were successful and 15 re-read
            requests remained failures.
        -   A total of 148 PPE files were closed for time expiration during the period June 1 to June
            30, 2009.
        -   Still continuing to work closely with IT regarding online registration for PPE candidates.

    2. To uphold the integrity of the qualification and registration requirements for the
    practice of professional engineering
        - Registration Committee Hearings – Reviewed correspondence and provided necessary
           file and process background information to PEO‟s Legal Department for registration
           hearings.
        - Attended Registration Committee Meeting and Training session.
        - Provided continuous support to Document Management Centre and IT by updating the
           database with members academics and, where necessary, added new records to capture
           members‟ academic credentials. About 20,000 academics were reviewed.

                                   Technical Exam National Statistics
            Sitting          Set     Registered     Wrote       Passed         Pass %      Attendance
                                                                                                %
     May 2009                106          765            623          498         80           81
     December 2008           102          634            500          409         82           79
     May 2008                115          797            629          499         79           79

        -   There were seven re-read requests from candidates who wrote technical exams at the
            December 2008 sitting; two re-reads were successful and five re-reads were
            unsuccessful.
        -   A total of 346 reminder letters were issued to candidates to write at the May 2009
            technical exams sitting.
        -   A total of 106 exams have been set for the May 2009 sitting.
        -   For the May 2009 technical exams sitting, a total of 13 special accommodation sites
            have been prepared and two of these special sites are outside Canada.
        -   Still continuing to work closely with IT regarding online registration for the technical
            examination candidates.
        -   License Ease generation of standard letters project follow-up.
        -   Attended FEQC, CEAB and CEQB meetings.
        -   Inter-Association Mobility Agreement Annual Survey completed.
        -   An invitation from the PEO Registrar to apply for the P. Eng. licence was distributed to
            almost 5,000 graduating Ontario Engineering students in March and April. The letter

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            also promotes the EIT Financial Credit Program.
        -   Continued participation on Ryerson University‟s International Engineering Education
            Qualifications Bridging Program Steering Committee.
        -   Invited as a special guest to present at the First Year Integration Conference (FYIC) at
            the University of Ottawa; Organized by ESSCO and The University of Ottawa
            Engineering Student Society.
        -   Invited to speak to the engineering students as a member of the discussion panel:
            Lakehead University, Carleton University/University of Ottawa.
        -   Continued participation in the Civil Engineering Career Fair at the University of Toronto.
        -   All Year Students Presentation – University of Ottawa (2), Carleton University (2),
            University of Toronto, York University, Lakehead University, University of Western
            Ontario, McMaster University.
        -   Guest Lecture - 4th Year Engineering Students: University of Windsor, University of
            Guelph, Lakehead University, University of Western Ontario, University of Toronto (2).
        -   Guest Lecture – 1st Year Engineering Students: University of Western Ontario,
            Lakehead University, University of Toronto, University of Ottawa.
        -   Guest Lecture – 2nd Year Engineering Students at the University of Ottawa.

    3. To ensure that titles, designations, certificates and marks are issued to qualified
    applicants and entities.
        - Responded to inquiries from university staff about the new program to issue limited
           licences to qualified university professors. The scope of the new limited licence for
           faculty members is: “Teaching courses which are primarily engineering science and
           engineering design and conducting engineering-related research with a University.”
           Received numerous applications from faculty members at several universities for
           processing.
        - Continued to handle numerous inquiries from lapsed members concerning the new
           reinstatement regulations launched on June 16, 2008.
        - Continued to apply the new assessment process using the Experience Requirements
           Committee (ERC) to determine if reinstatement applicants have sufficient knowledge and
           understanding of the current laws and standards governing the practice of professional
           engineering, to be applied in those cases where the fees are paid in full more than 2
           years after cancellation.
        - Continued to provide project management documentation in support of the C of A
           Enhancement Implementation Project. Worked with an external consultant and staff in
           Information and Technology Services (I&TS) and Policy, General Counsel and Secretary
           Departments to advance related information technology enhancements and to support
           draft regulation changes.
        - A project was launched named the “Certificate of Authorization (C of A) name clean-up
           project”. This project required support from an external temporary worker and C of A
           program staff under the project direction of the I&TS Group. This was a necessary part to
           support the rollout of the upcoming C of A on-line application service to be offered by
           PEO. Part of this project also required staff to request and obtain supporting
           documentation from certain entities that hold existing C of As. The documentation
           pertained to Articles of Incorporation and Business Registration.
        - Supported meetings of the Consulting Engineer Designation Committee (CEDC) and its
           Toronto Subcommittee.
        - Continued to process applications for limited licences submitted by OACETT with the
           ultimate goal of preparing the applicants for the proposed Licensed Engineering
           Technologist (LET). Processed applications for limited licences from other technologists,
           some of whom are also OACETT members. Participated in related experience reviews
           by panels of the Experience Requirements Committee (ERC).
        - Presented licensing options to 40 engineering professors at University of Waterloo
        - Informed HR personnel and senior management of title restrictions and supervisory
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           requirements while assisting them with the creation of in-house EIT programs.
       -   Continued to work with ministries and other organizations to ensure that in-house EIT
           training programs followed PEO requirements for licensing. Issued PEO Guidelines and
           followed up with senior management and/or HR members in the development of their
           program materials. Reviewed these for adequate coverage of licensing requirements.
       -   Pre-Licensing unit participated as members of the Task Force researching and designing
           a concept for a province-wide mentoring program for EITs. The final report will be
           presented to Council in September.
       -   Six additional Building Design Specialist (BDS) licensing agreements were approved and
           wall certificates issued in 2009. This brings the total number of BDS holders to 184. The
           BDS program started in January 2006


    Regulatory Compliance
    1. To ensure PEO’s Complaints Process is managed in the public interest and is fair to
    the complained against practitioners
    All figures are as of August 31, 2009:

       -   65 new complaint files opened
       -   34 complaints considered by Complaints Committee (COC)
       -   8 filed complaints awaiting consideration
       -   Complaints Committee utilized its 24(2)(c) powers in three cases
       -   Initial work toward revamping the ADR process has commenced
       -   Several meetings held with investigative and administrative support staff to address
           standardization of complaints processes and record keeping.

    2. Actively enforce applicable elements of the Act and Regulations regarding unlicensed
    practice and unauthorized use of engineering titles

       -   4 meetings of Enforcement Committee held
       -   11 matters with the Legal department for prosecution
       -   2 successful prosecution resulting in a s.39 restraining order
       -   2 successful proceedings before the MGCS to change offending corporate names
       -   Several enforcement matters resolved through voluntary compliance:
           o 16 companies or individuals obtained a C of A
           o 27 businesses changed their name or cancelled their name registration
           o 8 individuals changed their job title
           o 13 other cases where respondents complied with PEO requests regarding restricted
                words or designs in advertising.
       -   Proactive Enforcement Project report received by Council and 5 of 6 recommendations
           approved (implementation plan to be presented in September 2009)
       -   All investigative staff received briefing re: enforcement, investigation and relevant
           provisions of the Professional Engineers Act.
       -   Several meetings held with investigative and administrative support staff to address
           standardization of enforcement processes and record keeping.

    3. Support PEO Legal department in the prosecution of discipline matters before the
    Discipline Committee and enforcement matters in the public courts
       - Hand-off meetings held with PEO prosecutor for seven matters referred to the Discipline
           Committee.
       - Additional investigation work performed at the request of prosecution staff for 3 matters
           referred to the Discipline Committee.

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    Communications & Chapters
    1. To foster effective communications within PEO and with the public.
    Communication to Members
        Published May/June issue of Engineering Dimensions, with theme of Climate Change. The
        issue introduced the 2009-2010 Council and included feature articles on the national
        advertising campaign coordinated by Engineers Canada and the 50th anniversary of the
        Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education.
        Developed Communication Plan for Certificate of Authorization changes to facilitate
        transition to new requirements. Implementation of the plan will commence with filing of the
        required changes to Regulation 941. Developing and implementing a Communications
        Plan for the C of A changes is a 2009 area of focus.
        Conducted June round of Regional Congresses, which were attended by 72 chapter
        volunteers in total. Congress Digest is attached at Appendix B.
        Copyedited and reviewed the content of nine chapter newsletters to ensure content was
        timely, accurate and in keeping with PEO publication quality standards.
        Copyedited and produced the second issue of the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public
        Policy‟s Journal of Policy Engagement, which was an insert in the May/June issue of
        Engineering Dimensions.
        Prepared and distributed material for Certificate of Authorization holders to advise them of
        good practice in dealing with building projects in the City of Toronto during the municipal
        workers‟ strike. Published the material to the PEO website and updated it once during the
        strike as the situation changed and new information was available.
        Updated, reprinted and republished to the PEO website PEO‟s By-Law No. 1 to include the
        revision to section 39 dealing with reduced fees, following member approval of the
        amendments through the by-law confirmation ballots held in conjunction with the PEO
        Council elections.
        Updated and reprinted Regulation 941 to incorporate amendments effective on May 28 and
        July 1. The regulation amendments added at least one Lieutenant Governor Appointee
        member to the Executive Committee; created the interested classes “engineering intern” and
        “engineer student”; created titles and abbreviations to be used by licence, temporary licence
        and limited licence holders; and created authority for fee remissions for members and limited
        licence holders and the corresponding reinstatement provisions. The revisions were also
        published on PEO‟s website as soon as they were filed by the Registrar of Regulations and
        were published to all members in the July/August issue of Engineering Dimensions.
        Communications and Chapters staff attended the PEO Council Workshop to develop an
        envisioned future for PEO and vivid descriptions of what attaining the envisioned future
        would look like. President Karakatsanis discussed the workshop process and outcomes in
        her President‟s Message in the July/August issue of Engineering Dimensions.
        Edited a revised notice on PEO‟s fee invoice to align with the amendments to Regulation 941
        scheduled to take effect on July 1, concerning fee remissions, and produced artwork for the
        revised fee invoice.
        E-blasted members in the East Central and West Central regions about a presentation by
        President Catherine Karakatsanis, P.Eng., to the Ontario Bar Association‟s Environmental
        Section regarding professional engineers‟ duty to report vs. lawyers‟ client-solicitor privilege.
        A condensed version of the presentation will be published in the July/August issue of the
        Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy‟s Journal of Policy Engagement.

    Communications to the public
      Began updating of PEO‟s 36 chapter websites to ensure currency, consistency with PEO
      standards and accessibility. To date, all 36 websites have been scanned, with areas of
      deficiency and best practices noted. Best practices will be incorporated into a new design to
      be rolled out to chapters in the fourth quarter. Researched current best practices in website
      design and developed a recommended new template for the chapter sites. Updating of
      PEO’s websites is a 2009 area of focus.
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       Published PEO‟s 2008 Annual Review, entitled Breaking New Ground, which was distributed
       at the Annual General Meeting, published to PEO‟s website and distributed to members with
       the May/June issue of Engineering Dimensions. The annual review was redesigned to focus
       on Council‟s workplan projects to highlight Council‟s role and to project a dynamic, forward-
       looking image for PEO. Redesigning the annual review to highlight Council’s workplan
       is a 2009 area of focus.
       Updated and republished PEO‟s Guideline on Human Rights in Professional Practice to
       incorporate the latest version of the Ontario Human Rights Act.
       Edited letter to the Ontario Building Officials Association to inform it of Council‟s decision on
       whether to support OBOA‟s self management proposal.
    Feedback from Members
       Attendance at PEO‟s Annual Business Meeting increased by 20 per cent, from 166 in 2008
       to 200 in 2009. At the meeting, one member submission was discussed. Overall attendance
       for the entire AGM weekend increased 16 per cent from 2008. Increasing attendance for
       the annual business meeting by 10 per cent is a 2009 area of focus.
       The Executive Summary of the completed Mentorship Task Force Report was distributed to
       chapter leaders for feedback during the June Regional Congresses. The report was also
       distributed electronically among chapters for feedback.
    2. To utilize the chapter system effectively.
    Development
       Continued to provide staff support to the Mentorship Task Force, which was struck in late
       November 2008 with a six-month mandate to develop a province-wide PEO mentorship
       program delivered through the chapters. The Executive Summary of the completed report
       was distributed to chapter leaders for feedback during the June Regional Congresses. The
       report was also distributed electronically among chapters for feedback. The task force‟s final
       report will be presented to Council at its September meeting, for approval of
       recommendations in November.
       Provided training during the AGM weekend to 45 chapter volunteers. Three concurrent
       sessions were held: on Chapter Executive duties, PRISM (chapter websites), and the
       Government Liaison Program. Trainers were Chapter Manager Matthew Ng, P.Eng., Chapter
       Coordinator Marisa Sterling, P.Eng., and Chapter Secretary Sharon Gillam, and Howard
       Brown. Randy Walker, P.Eng., Quinte Chapter, and Ed Grandy, P.Eng., Toronto Humber
       Chapter, assisted in the training.
       Designed and implemented low cost, high quality PEO branded business cards for chapter
       leaders.
       Developed a template for chapters‟ use in producing certificates for recipients of the new
       PEO Chapter Scholarships. In June, Council approved expanding funding for the program to
       include all 36 chapters.
       Developed designs for an updated chapter banner for use by the Grand River Chapter at its
       events.

    Administration
    The Regional Councillors Committee met on May 8 to elect a chair and vice chair. Northern
    Regional Councillor David Euler, P.Eng., was elected Chair; West Central Regional Councillor
    Phil Maka, P.Eng., was elected Vice Chair.


    3. To promote the public awareness of the role of PEO
    Government Liaison Program
       E-blasted an invitation to applicants and recently licensed engineers to participate in a
       survey on behalf of the Ontario Fairness Commissioner. Notice of the survey and a link to
       the survey site were published to PEO‟s homepage.
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       Provided a quote from PEO‟s CEO/Registrar for use in the Fairness Commissioner‟s Annual
       Report.
       Algoma Chapter completed an analysis from a technical perspective of the Green Energy
       Act, which it presented at a public hearing at Sault Ste. Marie on April 13.
       Assisted in development of the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy‟s inaugural
       conference, held May 8 in conjunction with PEO‟s annual general meeting events, including
       production of conference materials and promotional items. Good attendance by chapter
       leaders and government liaison program committee members pushed attendance at the
       conference to 214. Attendance at the 2008 public policy conference convened by PEO was
       164.
       The GLP Journal section of the May/June issue of Engineering Dimensions highlighted
       PEO‟s sponsorship of the Ontario Legislative Internship Programme (OLIP), including the
       visit to PEO of the interns on May 15, during which the interns were asked their thoughts on
       how engineers and the political process can be more intertwined. Alumni of the OLIP
       program have gone on to hold prominent positions as elected politicians, senior bureaucrats
       and senior political staff. Several of the legislative interns also attended OCEPP‟s public
       policy conference on May 8 and PEO annual general meeting on May 9.
       The report on the second quarter activities of Brown and Cohen is attached at Appendix C.

    Public Outreach
       Attended meeting of the Engineers Canada Campaign Advisory Committee to review results
       of first year of the national communications and advertising campaign and discuss plans for
       the next phase. Provided input to the briefing note and presentation to PEO Council at its
       June meeting, which resulted in Council‟s approval of PEO‟s support of the campaign in
       2009.
       Developed and produced materials to support PEO‟s annual general meeting and Order of
       Honour presentation, including the AGM Program, nametags, signage, and Questions and
       Answers on PEO Operations, and the Order of Honour program and lobby display of 2009
       recipients, which was used in PEO‟s main reception area during April and was set up in the
       Toronto Airport Renaissance Hotel during the AGM weekend.
       Developed materials to support the new G. Gordon M. Sterling Engineering Intern Award,
       including application packages, promotional brochures and a web page. Applications for the
       initial awards are due on October 9.
       Issued eight permissions for Certificate of Authorization holders to use PEO logo and
       certification statement.
       Prepared for President Karakatsanis: inaugural remarks to deliver at the PEO AGM, remarks
       for the annual general meeting of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, a
       presentation for the environmental section of the Ontario Bar Association on engineers‟ duty
       to report, and remarks for the Quad Chapters licence certificate presentation ceremony.
       Prepared remarks for Kim Allen to present to the Professional Associations Research
       Network conference on Threats to Self Regulation.
       Prepared remarks for Councillor Phil Maka to deliver at Brampton Chapter licence certificate
       presentation ceremony.
       Provided background information for a presentation on the Roles of an Engineer, Regulation
       and Public Awareness by a PEO member to the Annual Convention of the Order of
       Engineers of Madagascar.
       Finalized the design and content of the 205-page book Contributions to Professional
       Engineering from the Western Region, which is a special project of the Western Region, and
       began development of the print-on-demand order website. Also reviewed proposal to
       enhance the online version of the book and to develop an interactive children‟s online
       version. The children‟s website project was subsequently endorsed by the Education
       Committee and is included in its 2010 budget.
       Arranged for the reprinting and redistribution of the PEO-Ontario Association of Architects

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       Joint Bulletin, Design and General Review for Buildings in the Province of Ontario, which
       was sent with an updated covering letter to all Chief Building Officials through the Ontario
       Building Officials Association.

    Media Relations
       Issued 14 media releases and recorded 10 media impressions, including coverage of the
       installation of PEO President Catherine Karakatsanis, P.Eng., the 2009 Order of Honour
       inductees, and the successful outcome of the Fairness Commissioner audit of PEO‟s
       licensing and registration practices. Media impressions for the first half of 2009 total 38.
       Increasing PEO’s media impressions by 10 per cent is a 2009 focus.
       Placed appointment notice in The Globe and Mail to announce the installation of PEO‟s
       2009-2010 President.
       Placed PEO advertising in the Consulting Engineers of Ontario 2009 Directory, the program
       for the Chinese Professionals Association of Canada‟s Professional Day, and the 2009
       Directory of the Waste Integration Network.
       Placed PEO advertising in the Engineering Student handbooks for 10 universities for fall
       2009 and the engineering student newspapers at the universities of Toronto, Waterloo and
       Ottawa. PEO advertising was also placed in the conference programs of the Engineering
       Student Societies of Ontario Presidents Conference and the Canadian Federation of
       Engineering Students Annual Conference.
       PEO included information and promotional items in the frosh kits of The Executive Summary
       of the completed report was distributed to chapter leaders for feedback during the June
       Regional Congresses. The report was also distributed electronically among chapters for
       feedback.
    Administrative Services
    1. To ensure financial soundness, integrity and regulatory renewals requirements
       through effective and efficient financial stewardship, planning, processing and
       invoicing.
       - In Q2 of 2009, the department issued 16,917 invoices to P.Eng members and sent
            approximately 3,260 reminder notices to collect payments.
       - Management Compliance - PEO has complied with the statutory requirements with
            respect to salaries, vacation pay, severance, etc. PEO has remitted all amounts due
            for income tax related to source deductions, and premiums for Employment
            Insurance and Canada Pension Plan.

    2. To provide professional, effective and safe office facilities and services to meet the
    needs of staff, volunteers, members, chapters, applicants, and the public.
        - Last quarter, in consultation with the Building Development Committee, work was
           initiated on developing an RFP (Request for Proposal) to seek qualified vendors for
           design and construction services for building office space in the new building at 40
           Sheppard. After a comprehensive search, the Building Development Committee selected
           Sweeny, Sterling, Finlayson and Co. Architects as the project manager to design the new
           PEO office at 40 Sheppard Ave.W.
        - Preliminary planning for the office layout and preparations for the move to 40 Sheppard
           has commenced. Staff has been requested to start disposal of unwanted and outdated
           papers and files.
        - The budgeting process for the preparation of the 2010 operating and capital budgets was
           started in June using the upgraded ABM (Activity Based Management) module. Due to
           enhancements to this module, the senior management team was able to view historic
           data in monthly buckets and also enter their proposed budgets on a monthly basis.
           Going forward, this is expected to aid all managers in enhancing their visibility into
           monthly expenditures thereby helping in better cost control.

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        -   Financial services have also started work with the IT group on implementing
            enhancements to existing credit card module. These enhancements will further improve
            the credit-card payment interface and help it become more user-friendly to end users.


     Governance and Culture


     1. To enable Council to fulfill its governance and fiduciary responsibilities as required by
     the Professional Engineers Act
        Conducted annual procedural review of 2009 Council election and presented Central
        Election and Search Committee recommendations for the 2010 Council election to Council
        Drafted amended 2010 Council election voting procedures
        Drafted amended voting procedures for the election of members to the Executive Committee
        and the position of Vice-President

     2. To ensure the efficient management and administration of Council as PEO’s governing
     body and board of directors
        Continued to coordinate the agenda management process within timelines prescribed by
        legislation or protocols, including:
            o Sending reminders to all authors of briefing notes
            o Ensuring that review of draft Council/Executive agendas are on the SMT agendas for
                 discussion
            o Ensuring all Councillors and staff are sent Notices of Meetings
            o Populating agenda database and draft briefing note folder on SharePoint with
                 upcoming agenda items
            o Reviewing draft briefing notes for correct grammar, formatting, proper motions, etc.
            o Ensuring timely sign off of briefing notes by CEO/Registrar
            o Ensuring agenda packages are sent to Councillors
            o Preparing Disposition of Motions document immediately following meetings for
                 distribution to Councillors/staff
            o Preparing Action Log following meetings for staff
            o Drafting minutes of meetings and sending drafts to Councillors and staff for comment
            o Maintain corporate minute books
        Updated 2009-2010 Council Manual

     3. To support Council as a policy board by providing Council with processes, tools,
     training and materials to enable strategic and informed decision-making
        Coordinated development of 2009 Council Workshop program held June 18-20
        Completed policy review on Complaints Review Councillor recommendations for Council
        consideration
        Completed initial draft of Committees and Task Forces Policy-Reference Guide and
        distributed copies to all PEO committees and task forces for review and comment
        Finalized policy studies on external certification, responses to external requests, and policy
        analysis of enforcement issues
        Continued to provide policy support for Professional Development System Peer Review
        Group and Emerging Disciplines Task Force
        Continued planning for Policy Network Fall Conference on Stakeholder Engagement
        Conducted Council self-evaluation survey
        Conducted research on elections
        Launched consultation on PEO‟s Position Statement on the Ontario Building Code
        Launched consultation on PEO‟s Protocol for Public Safety
        Conducted AGM Feedback survey
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        Conducted research for Emerging Disciplines Task Force regarding bodies of knowledge
        Conducted survey on Student Membership Program website design
        Conducted research for EIT program (e-scan of other regulators regarding intern programs)

     4. To build an organizational culture based on PEO’s core values that fully engages
     staff and volunteers
     Staffing

     New Hires – Regular Full Time Staff:
     No new hires.

     New Hires – Contract Staff:
     May 19, 2009 – Kristina Glinos (Student Website Enhancement – Licensing & Registration
     May 25, 2009 – Justin Zuccon (Summer Student – Regulatory Compliance)

     Promotions and Transfers:
     Nil

        Listed below are the monthly complement statistics:

      Month        Regular Contract Agency   Short      Long     Maternity Leave of
                    Full                     Term       Term      Leave    Absence
                    Time                   Disability Disability
      January        80       9       1        1          3         1         0
      February       81       8       3        1          2         1         0
      March          84       7       3        1          2         1         0
      April          84       7       3        1          2         1         0
      May            84       9       2        2          2         1         0
      June           84       9       2        2          2         1         0
      July
      August
      September
      October
      November
      December

        Two employees are enrolled in evening classes working towards professional
        designations.
        Recruitment and selection completed for two summer student positions. Job postings
        placed with OSPE and various university Engineering Program Departments.
        Created job descriptions for two new positions – Committee Coordinator and Recognition
        Coordinator, to fill the vacancy of an employee retiring in August.
        Initiated recruitment activity for the two new Coordinator positions.
        Circulated updated Employee Handbook (Policy Manual) for review by Senior Managers.
        Drafted new policies regarding: flowers and donations for funerals; staff recruitment and
        retention; review of job classifications; extended work hours for full-time and contract staff;
        parking space allocation; payment of professional membership dues; milestone years of
        service; and pandemic emergencies
        Drafted report to senior management regarding the proposed employment accessibility
        standard and the Access for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
        Management Compliance - PEO has complied with the statutory requirements with respect
        to salaries, vacation pay, severance, etc. PEO has remitted all amounts due for applicable
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        source deductions and premiums for Employment Insurance and Canada Pension Plan.

     Volunteers
        Forwarded 6 Volunteer information packages to prospective volunteers
        Recruited four new members for committees/task forces and five Councillors as
        committee/task force liaisons. Members recruited for five committees (Consulting
        Engineer Designation Committee, Discipline Committee, Education Committee,
        Experience Requirements Committee and Registration Committee) and one sub-
        committee of the Professional Standards Committee. [see chart below]

             Committee                                       No. of Members Recruited for
                                                                      Committees
                                                                    and Task Forces
      Consulting Engineer Designation Committee                            1
      (CEDC)
      Discipline Committee (DIC)                                            4
      Education Committee (EDU)                                             1
      Experience Requirements Committee (ERC)                               1
      Professional Standards Committee (PSC)                                1
      Registration Committee (REC)                                          1

        The Advisory Committee on Volunteers (ACV) updated the Committee Roster (2009-
        2010).
        The Awards Committee (AWC) held a meeting on June 17th to discuss communication
        status of 2009 Ontario Professional Engineers Awards (OPEA) nominees and to review
        guidelines for the G. Gordon Sterling Award.
        The Equity and Diversity Committee held no meetings in this quarter.


     Legal

     1. To provide legal authority for PEO’s regulation change process

        Completed Regulation regarding amendments to Chapter Boundary
        Worked on Draft of the Licensing Regulation with LPTF and Attorney General‟s Office
        Worked on Drafts of the Certificate of Authorization Regulation with staff and the Attorney
        General‟s Office
        Worked with Licensing Department with respect to mandatory background checks for
        applicants
        Completed review and made changes to application forms as related to mandatory
        background checks of applicants


     2. To provide legal advice and mitigate PEO’s legal exposure

        Provide legal advice to PEO Council, Committees and staff
        Drafted Services Agreement with Architect for services at 40 Sheppard
        Assisted in completing final Statement of Adjustments and drafted letter preserving rights
        under Purchase Agreement
        Reviewed all Briefing Notes and provided Legal Authority and Implications where required
        for June 2009 Council Meeting
        Reviewed all Briefing Notes and provided Legal Authority and Implications where required
        for September 2009 Council Meeting
        Reviewed all Briefing Notes and provided Legal Authority and Implications where required
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        for August 2009 Executive Committee Meeting
        Reviewed Bill 175 “The Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009: and prepared memorandum for
        Senior Management Team and Council
        Attended Meeting at Ministry of Attorney General‟s office to discuss Ontario‟s “Open for
        Business Initiative”
        Prepared memorandum regarding Ontario‟s “Open for Business Initiative” for Senior
        Management Team and Council
        Negotiating Amendments to 4 Regulations made pursuant to the “Safe Drinking Water Act”
        in order to recognize all of the Association‟s licences under such Legislation
        Negotiating with Electrical Safety Authority to complete amendments to provisions in its
        regulation which conflicts with Professional Engineers Act and in order to recognize all of
        the Association‟s licences under such Legislation
        Reviewed and provided comments on a Contract for proposed PEO Council Workshop
        facilities
     3. To represent PEO at Registration and Discipline Hearings, Enforcement trials and
     applications and act as PEO Counsel on all litigation matters.
        In house counsel has carriage of all Proposals to Refuse to Issue Licences. Continued to
        redraft Notice of Determination and other precedent documents related to Proposal files
        Provided advice to registration staff on a number of matters
        Provided advice to staff on a number of matters
        Reviewed character issues and followed up with witnesses
        Ensured that newly developed procedures are followed with respect to Registrar‟s
        Proposal files
        Reviewed 6 files in order to prepare Registrar‟s Notice of Proposal to refuse a licence
        Followed up on decisions of the Registration Committee
        Provided stakeholder feedback to the Tribunal Office regarding proposed amendments to
        the Registration Committee Rules of Procedure
        Attended at 3 pre-hearings pertaining to Discipline matters
        Attended at 2 pre-hearings pertaining to Registration matters
        Attended at 3 motions pertaining to Discipline matters
        Attended at 1 hearing pertaining to a Discipline matter, which matter is still ongoing
        Prepared training session materials for and made presentation to the Discipline Committee
        Ensured that procedures developed for Discipline matters are complied with
        Ensured that procedures developed for Registration matters are complied with
        Engaged in on-going dialogue with investigation staff regarding matters referred
        Followed up on decisions to ensure penalties carried out, costs paid
        All Section 39 matters are dealt with in-house
        Enforcement actions (section 40) dealt with in-house, in accordance with the Crown Policy
        Manual
        Ensured proper tracking of hearing dates
        Liaised with outside counsel and took necessary steps to cut costs
        Responded to 2 Human Rights complaints
        Liaised with various PEO departments regarding issues that arise through the litigation
        process including registration, investigations, exam department
        Participated in meetings with registration department with respect to recent decisions by
        the Registration Committee and provided feedback
        Continued to develop legal department library & obtain on-line research tools
        Attended at committee and board meetings to introduce revised legal department
        procedures to ARC and Registration Committee
        Prepared legal updates for June 2009 Council meeting
        Prepared legal updates for September 2009 Council meeting
        Responded to members inquiries
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        Attend continuing education seminars
        Reviewed registration matters involving a Notice of Proposal to Refuse to Issue a Licence
        to ensure material is complete and liaise with registration department to obtain any missing
        documents
        Make recommendations on registration files
        Assisted in drafting documents required for Notice of Proposal to Refuse to Issue a
        Licence including Notices of Determination and Proposals
        Identified and alerted witnesses regarding upcoming Registration hearings and
        enforcement applications
        Interviewed witnesses in regard to cheating allegations on PEO technical examination
        Attended at 2 Registration pre-hearings to assist counsel
        Assisted outside counsel in preparation for an ongoing Registration hearing matter. The
        Registration Committee upheld the Registrar‟s proposal to refuse to issue a licence to the
        applicant
        Coordinated the closing of files including drafting all closing memos and correspondence
        to the parties and witnesses
        Completed interviews with witnesses for 12 section 39 applications – preparing files for
        such matters
        Coordinated and assisted in the preparation of application notice and affidavits for section
        39 applications
        Assisted outside counsel in final preparation of successful Section 39 application
        Preparation of Press Release regarding Order in the above application
        Coordinated and assisted in the preparation of application notice and affidavits for section
        39 applications
        Attended PARN seminar with litigation counsel on Self Regulation and Volunteer
        Management
        Attended an Information Session on proposed Ontario Labour Mobility Act
        Reviewed and provided feedback on several documents referred by Licensing &
        Registration

     4. Under the direction of legal counsel, assisted Litigation Counsel, and co-ordinated
     registration, discipline and enforcement matters
       Reviewed registration matters referred to Proposal to Refuse to Issue a Licence to ensure
       material is complete and liaise with registration department to obtain any missing
       documents
       Made recommendations on registration files
       Assisted in drafting documents required for Proposal to Proposal to Refuse to Issue a
       Licence including Notices of Determination and Proposals
       Identified and alerted witnesses regarding upcoming Registration hearings and
       enforcement applications.
        Attended at hearings to assist counsel
       Coordinated the closing of files including drafting all closing memos and correspondence to
       the parties and witnesses
       Completed interviews with witnesses for section 39 applications
       Coordinated and assisted in the preparation of application notice and affidavits for section
       39 applications
       Completed presentations to various groups
       Completed transfer of PEO Legal Opinion Binders from Regulatory Compliance Department




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     Information and Technology Services
     1. To enable business processes through the integration of appropriate technologies.
        Completed user acceptance testing for the Certificate of Authorization online
        application/renewal initiative; target launch March, 2010
        Enhance LicenseEase to support regulation changes including fee remissions and
        Engineering Internship program; developed and delivered ad-hoc reports for Licensing &
        Registration group as requested (i.e. Fairness Commission audit)
        Enhanced the credit card online payment module
        Coordinated enhancements to the budget management facility for 2010; support for 2008
        year end and audit
        Provided support as required for special events such as the online registration facility for
        the Annual General Meeting, 2009 elections, Queens Park day
        Co-ordinated design and launch of the OCEPP website
        Managed the migration from SharePoint 2001 to 2007; established SharePoint 2007
        facilities for volunteer committees
        Worked with Licensing and Registration to re-design the Student Membership website
        Developed process maps for an online exam registration and payment facility
        Coordinated preparations and launch of Chapter FTP facility
        Worked with Administrative Services to introduce cheques for new accounts with Bank of
        Montreal
        Coordinated installation and configuration of Meeting Room Management facility

     2. To ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the data within the
     technology infrastructure
        Completed the work to establish consistent use of a „discipline‟ field across License Ease,
        PEO online member directory, member online Voluntary Annual Reporting facility and the
        pending Certificate of Authorization online application/renewal facility
        Completed a project within the C of A initiative to “clean-up” the C of A holder business
        name field per new C of A requirements
        Designed and launched a project to “clean up” member reported employer business
        names including ongoing update facilities for use by members


     3. To support and maintain a cost effective, service level compliant technology
     infrastructure.
        Co-ordinated upgrade of the post-out source PEO network infrastructure plus set-up of a
        virtualized “Test & Development” computing environment at out source vendor
        Coordinated installation of network performance and traffic monitoring software; resolved
        intermittent performance problems on the network
        Increased out bound internet bandwidth capacity from 1.5 Mbps to 10 Mbps
        Enhanced spam filtering facility
        Completed deployment of new PCs and MS-Office 2007 software to replace old
        equipment; coordinated give-away of old PCs to chapter volunteers and staff
        Coordinated RFP process for selection of vendors to provide voice and data
        telecommunication services for both current (25 Sheppard) and new office facilities (40
        Sheppard)
        Upgraded software for electronic fund transfer facility
        Assisted Administrative Services in the negotiations for replacement of old printer/copier
        units

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                                      CONGRESS DIGEST
                                                       June 2009
                                      COUNCIL OVERVIEW – DECISIONS ONLY
Council meeting #455 (April 16-17, 2009)

Appointment to Engineers Canada (Canadian Council of Professional Engineers)
   Council appointed Councillor Chris Roney, P.Eng. (Lieutenant-Governor Appointee, Kingston Chapter), to be one of the
   PEO Directors to the Engineers Canada Board of Directors, for a three-year term, effective as of the 2009 Engineers Canada
   Annual General Meeting. He replaces former PEO President Bob Goodings, P.Eng., whose term expires at the Engineers
   Canada AGM.

Council Liaisons, Committee Chairs and Board Committees
   Council approved that every PEO committee and task force designate a member of Council as their “Council Liaison”.
   Council approved designating the following committees as “Board Committees”, meaning the majority of their membership
   comprises Councillors:
        Audit Committee;
        Executive Committee;
        Finance Committee;
        Human Resources and Compensation Committee;
        Legislation Committee; and
        Regional Councillors Committee.
   Council approved the committee chairs for 2009
   Council reactivated the Legislation Committee and stood down the Oversight Subcommittee, with thanks.

Fee Remission Policy for EITs (PEO’s Engineering Intern Program)
    Council approved extending PEO’s Fee Remission Policy to engineering interns.

PEO’s Proactive Enforcement Initiative
   Council received a report of the pilot program led by Ted Kamad, P.Eng.
   Council approved five recommendations of the report and directed the CEO/Registrar to develop an implementation plan
   for the September 2009 Council meeting.

Position Statement – Practice of Professional Engineering and the Ontario Building Code
    Council approved a draft PEO position statement to clarify the practice of professional engineering related to the Ontario
    Building Code. For example, included is that a seal is required for all submissions by PEO licence holders to building
    officials for the purpose of obtaining building permits; and that PEO licence and certificate holders are not exempt from
    their obligations under the Professional Engineers Act and the Regulations.
    The next step is that stakeholder consultations will be conducted by September 2009 and comments will be incorporated.
    Specific stakeholders will include: Ontario Association of Building Officials, Large Municipality Chief Building Officials,
    Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), Joint PEO-OAA Committee, Ministry of Housing, PEO’s Professional Standards
    Committee, Building Design Specialists.
    Once approved by Council, the final position statement will be published to PEO’s website.

Councillor Emeritus Committee – rescinded
   Council rescinded its motion from June 2008 to form a Council Emeritus Committee. Instead, Council will keep a roster of
   emeritus councillors and their respective areas of expertise for use as a consultative resource for Council.

Time Limits on Presentations to Council
   Council approved a guideline for member presentations to Council:
   a) presentations should be in an electronic format;

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    b) the actual presentation should be 10 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for questions;
    c) handouts of the presentation should be available for distribution where possible; and
    d) the President has discretion to adjust these guidelines as warranted.

Guide to Required Experience for Licensure
   Council approved the Guide to the Required Experience for Licensing as a Professional Engineer in Ontario, which will be
   effective once changes to Regulation 941 to implement the recommendations of the Licensing Process Task Force are
   effective.

Seamless Transition Task Force – Final Report
   Council received the final report and stood down the task force, with thanks.
   The recommendations of the Seamless Transition Task Force will be considered in the development of the Restructured
   Internship and EIT programs.

Appointments to PEO Committees
   Peter J. Broad, P.Eng. (London Chapter) – to the Enforcement Committee
   Councillor Corneliu Chisu, P.Eng. (Scarborough Chapter) – to the Discipline Committee
   Councillor Rebecca Huang, LL.B. (Lieutenant-Governor Appointee) – to the Registration Committee
   Mihir Thakkar, P.Eng. (Toronto-Humber Chapter) – to the Experience Requirements Committee


Council Meeting #456 (May 9, 2009)

Swearing In of President Karakatsanis
   President-elect Diane Freeman, P.Eng., administered the oath of office to President Karakatsanis.

Special Rules of Order
   Council approved the Special Rules of Order, which remain in effect at all meetings of the association (including chapter
   meetings, Council and committee meetings) until the next Annual General Meeting in the spring of 2010.
   Changes include: a new rule that requires an explanation for any items moved into camera versus an open session; and an
   amendment that to table a motion now requires a two-thirds majority vote to carry

Council Appointments for the 2009-2010 Term
   Councillor David Euler, P.Eng. (North Bay Chapter) – appointed Chair, Regional Councillors Committee
   Councillor Phil Maka, P.Eng. (Mississauga Chapter) – appointed Vice-Chair, Regional Councillors Committee
   Councillor John Vieth, P.Eng. (Grand River Chapter) – appointed Vice President, PEO Council
   Councillor Rebecca Huang, LL.B. (Lieutenant Governor Appointee) – appointed to the Executive Committee
   Councillor Cliff Knox, P.Eng. (Peterborough Chapter) – appointed to the Executive Committee
   Councillor Phil Maka, P.Eng. (Mississauga Chapter) – appointed to the Executive Committee

Executive Committee for the 2009-2010 Term
   Council approved increasing the size of the Executive Committee by one additional member, so that at least one member of
   the Executive Committee will be a Lieutenant Governor Appointee. A change to Regulation 941 to mandate that an LGA
   always be on the Executive Committee became effective on May 28, 2009.

Amendment to Voting Procedures for Council Executive Appointments
  Council approved removing from the next round of balloting the last two names on a ballot, if the last two names received
  the same number of votes. This applies only to the voting procedures for the appointment of Vice President and the election
  of additional members of Council to the Executive Committee.

2010 Ontario Professional Engineer Awards
   Council set the total number of recipients for the 2010 Ontario Professional Engineers Awards at nine.

Project Manager and Interior Design Service Provider, PEO’s new accommodations
Council authorized the President and the CEO/Registrar to enter into negotiations and to execute an agreement for
PEO‟s new accommodation with a project manager and an interior designer. A short list of service providers had
been prepared for Council by a Council subcommittee. PEO subsequently engaged Sweeny Sterling Finlayson &Co
Architects Inc.

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Appointments to PEO Committees
   Gul Nawaz, CA – to the Audit and Finance committees
   Nick Monsour, P.Eng. (Lambton Chapter) – to the Audit and Finance committees
   Ken Sharp, CA – to the Audit and Finance committees


Council Meeting #457 (June 4-5, 2009)

PEO Chapter Scholarship Fund
   Council approved increasing the annual scholarship fund from $20,000 to $36,000 in 2010.
   The fund will continue to be administered by the Regional Councillors Committee and be used by PEO chapters to award
   grade 12 graduating students enrolled in an accredited Ontario university engineering program.

National Advertising Campaign
    Council approved contributing $194,121 in 2009 to Engineers Canada for this national communications and advertising
    campaign to raise awareness of the licensed practice of engineering and the P.Eng.
    This five-year campaign began in 2008 and has focused on changing the attitudes of employers of engineers towards the
    importance of the P.Eng. licence and changing the attitudes of the parents of students aged 12 to 18 towards a career in
    engineering for their children.
    Being a national campaign, for every dollar spent by PEO, more than $6 is leveraged. Chapters are free to use any of the
    advertising materials for their local needs, such as National Engineering Week.

National Mobility of the P.Eng. Licence
    To prepare for the Premiers’ Agreement on Internal Trade and the Ontario government’s introduction of Bill 175-Labour
    Mobility Act, Council created a National Mobility Task Force, with recommendations expected in September 2009. Task
    force members include: President Catherine Karakatsanis, P.Eng., President-elect Diane Freeman, P.Eng., Vice President
    Corneliu Chisu, P.Eng., Councillor Roydon Fraser, P.Eng. (representing the Academic Requirements Committee), former
    Councillor Peter DeVita, P.Eng., George Comrie, P.Eng. (Chair, Licensing Process Task Force), Councillor Santosh Gupta,
    P.Eng. (Chair, Experience Requirements Committee), CEO/Registrar Kim Allen, P.Eng., and Councillor Bruce Clarida,
    P.Eng.

Enforceable Code of Ethics
    PEO Council rescinded their motion from March 2008 that made the Code of Ethics enforceable. The result is to retain the
    status quo in the Regulation – the Code of Ethics represents the ideal professional conduct and professional misconduct
    identifies the lower limit of acceptable behaviour.

PEO Election Procedures Changes for 2010
   PEO Council received a report from the Central Election and Search Committee and approved the following for the 2010
   Council Elections:
   o That the 2010 election be conducted by mail ballots, to allow for members to vote on proposed by-laws, and that a
       request be made to the Attorney General to allow PEO (under the Electronic Commerce Act) to conduct by-law
       confirmations electronically for the 2011 Council elections.
   o That the voting period be lengthened by seven days to provide more time for Out of Province voting.
   o That Council’s General Secretary be appointed the Chief Elections Officer and the Council Secretariat be appointed the
       Deputy Chief Elections Officer.
   o That nominated members must be either a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Ontario.
   o That any eligible staff member who wishes to run for a position on Council be required to resign his/her staff position
       at the time he/she is nominated.
   o That the deadline for candidate biographies, statements and photographs is December 7, 2009, and that any
       inappropriate material supplied will be removed if agreement cannot be reached with the candidate. As well, a
       specification sheet will be provided to set out formats and file sizes for receiving text and photos electronically.
   o That candidates be reminded that they must provide a current photograph and that PEO will reimburse the cost to take
       the photo up to $100.
   o That the close of nominations will be one week prior to when candidate materials are due, and that every candidate be
       sent the manuscript version of their own material coded for typesetting in Engineering Dimension, for confirmation.
   o That candidates can post material both on their own website and on PEO’s election website.
   o That PEO chapters must not endorse candidates in print, on websites or at meetings and the Chief Elections Officer is
       to have administration rights to the chapter websites during the election period.
   o That complete duplicate voting packages be sent to voters whenever missing election material has been identified and

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         requested by the elector and the material be marked as duplicate.
    o    That Returning Officers (members or Councillors) be appointed by the date for close of nominations, receive an
         orientation and training session, receive a per diem of $250 plus reasonable expenses for each day they attend to
         observe the processing of ballots, and at least two of the three Returning Officers must be present at all times during the
         reviewing and reprocessing of rejected ballots.
    o That an automatic recount of ballots be done for a candidate or by-law confirmation when the vote total difference is
         less than 1 per cent.
    o That the Central Election and Search Committee be composed of two or more other members to help achieve quorum,
         in addition to the penultimate past-president, the immediate past-president and the president.
    The following is the schedule for the 2010 elections:
    o August 4, 2009 – nominations open
    o November 30, 2009, 4:00 p.m. – nominations close
    o December 1, 2009 – names of nominated candidates will be forwarded to members of Council, chapter chairs and
         committee chairs and published to PEO’s website
    o December 7, 2009, 4:00 p.m. – candidate materials for print publication due
    o January 9, 2010 – URLs of candidate websites due
    o January 2010 – March 5, 2010 – candidate material published to PEO’s website
    o January 29, 2010 – election ballots mailed
    o March 5, 2010, 4:00 p.m. – close of official balloting period
    Council appointed Scott Clark, LL.B., Chief Elections Officer and Allison Elliot, FCIS, Deputy Elections Officer.
    Council approved destroying the 2009 Council election ballots
    Council approved the 2010 Election Publicity Procedures, which will be published in the July/August edition of
    Engineering Dimensions.
    Council appointed Walter Bilanski, P.Eng., Chair of the Central Election and Search Committee. Council appointed John
    Gruzleski, P.Eng. (Grand River Chapter) and Gina Cody, P.Eng., (East Toronto Chapter) as the two additional members to
    the Central Election and Search Committee.
    Council appointed the following regional election and search committees with the Junior Regional Councillor to chair:
    Western Regional Election and Search Committee, West Central Regional Election and Search Committee, Eastern
    Regional Election and Search Committee, East Central Regional Election and Search Committee, Northern Regional
    Election and Search Committee.


Council Liaisons to PEO Committees and Task Forces
   Council approved Councillors to have the role of Council Liaison and provide an effective communication link between a
   committee/task force and Council, prepare a brief written report on committee/task force activities for each Council
   meeting, report relevant Council matters affecting the committee/task force to the committee/task force, but not to speak for
   the committee/task force at Council.


                     REGIONAL COUNCILLORS COMMITTEE OVERVIEW – DECISIONS ONLY
Meeting – May 8, 2009

Election of committee Chair and Vice-Chair
    Northern Regional Councillor David Euler, P.Eng., was elected Chair.
    West Central Regional Councillor Phil Maka, P.Eng., was elected Vice-Chair.


                                                       CHAPTER FORUM

 Chapter Open Issues for RCC consideration
    East Central Regional Congress raised the following issues:
        Request that chapter affiliation be provided on the PEO member directory.
        Request that chapter mailing lists include a chapter’s regional councillors and the email addresses for the other
        chapters in the same region.
        Request a guideline for chapters to co-sponsor events with other organizations
    West Central Regional Congress raised the following issues:
        No new issues were raised.

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     Eastern Regional Congress raised the following issues:
         Request congresses be held in March, June and October starting in year 2010.
     Western Regional Congress raised the following issues:
         Request a review whether the $20 annual fee increase is required going forward now that PEO has purchased a
         building.
         Request that PEO simplify the EIT application portion of the PEO application form.
     Northern Regional Congress raised the following issues:
           No new issues were raised.



                               2009 CHAPTER ALLOTMENT & 2010 BUSINESS PLAN

2010 Business Plans and 2009 Chapter Allotment
   Approximately 65 per cent of the chapters had submitted their annual financial statements and activity reports for the
   2008 year, and had been advanced their 2009 chapter allotment. The balance of chapters was expected to submit their
   2008 records shortly.
   The expense guidelines for chapters to follow in their 2010 business planning were distributed, with the business plans to
   be submitted to PEO by June 26, 2009.


                                          PEO COMMITTEE REPORTS

PEO EDUCTION COMMITTEE
   Chapter Education Leaders’ Conference – October 16-17, 2009, Toronto
      The theme is “Engineering Education Outreach through Partnerships”. Approximately six external organizations who
      conduct science and technology outreach to students will present their best practices and successes for the PEO
      chapter leaders to learn from and potentially partner with.
      Additionally, chapters will be encouraged to share amongst each other examples of their successful education
      outreach initiatives.
      An advisory committee of regional chapter volunteers has been set-up to support the development of the conference
      agenda to ensure that it meets the needs of the chapter delegates.

    Province-wide Mathletics – Fall 2009 - Toronto
       Approximately 10 chapters will be completing a local Mathletics competition and plan to bring their winning
       students to the first-ever province-wide Mathletics competition, which will be held in Toronto in the fall of 2009,
       hosted by the Scarborough Chapter.

    Engineer-in-Residence (EIR) Program
       The chapters were given a list of schools in their areas that are participating in the EIR program, to encourage them to
       outreach further to these schools that already have expressed an interest in further developing the engineering skills
       of their students.

PEO AWARDS COMMITTEE
   The Order of Honour Awards (OoH) were reviewed and a reminder call for nominations was made, for the October 9,
   2009 deadline.


                                 RCC TASK FORCES / SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS

Chapter Leaders Conference (CLC) – November 21, 2009 - Toronto
 An organizing committee of regional chapter members has been established to support the agenda development for the
   conference.
 The conference is being chaired by Northern Regional Councillor David Spacek, P.Eng.

Mentorship Task Force
   The executive summary of the Task Force’s report was shared. The chapters were asked to have their members review the

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    report and provide their comments by the end of July 2009. This feedback will then be incorporated into the presentation
    of the report to Council in September 2009.



     GOVERNMENT LIAISON PROGRAM / ONTARIO CENTRE FOR ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC POLICY

PEO membership statistics in provincial electoral ridings
   The chapters were provided statistics on how many of their members reside in the electoral ridings within their chapter
   boundaries. This information can be used when speaking with their MPPs to demonstrate the number of constituents the
   chapter represents.

OCEPP – congress support to continue into next year
  All five regional congresses had positive things to say about their experience at the first annual OCEPP conference in
  May. The following resolutions were made:
  -    West Central and East Central Region Congresses moved, on June 3 and June 6 respectively, the following motion:
       “The Regional Congress encourages PEO Council to continue to fund OCEPP for one more year.” (These regions
       represent 13 chapters and 34,437 PEO members.)
  -    The Eastern Region Congress moved on June 27, 2009 the following motion: “We have observed, in a relatively
       short period of time, that OCEPP appears to have accomplished quite a bit; therefore the Eastern Region Congress
       sees the work of the OCEPP as a worthwhile venture and would like to see their work continue and be supported by
       PEO Council.” (This region represents seven chapters and 11,127 PEO members.)
  The Northern Region Congress would like to receive the OCEPP conference report, and the Western Region Congress did
  not offer any specific comments.


                                                   OTHER BUSINESS

    A web-based on-line storage system is being developed for chapters to archive their chapter business documents. All
    chapters expressed interest in this file storage system.
    The Protocol for Dealing with Public Safety Concerns was shared with the chapters, who were asked to review with their
    membership and provide their consultation feedback by the end of August 2009.
    A summary of the Engineers Canada-led National Advertising Campaign was reviewed.




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                   Government Liaison Program, Brown & Cohen Activities
                   Second Quarter, 2009

Meetings/briefings with Government
    PEO presented the National Framework for Membership and Licensure to the Ontario Liberal caucus in

    April.
    Former Attorney General and Minister of Economic Development Michael Bryant MPP (St. Paul‟s) met with
    Donald Wallace and Howard Brown to receive a briefing on the work of the Ontario Centre Engineering and
    Public Policy. The minister said, “I can‟t say enough about how positive this is and how smart this is. The
                                                        The minister also suggested the Centre connect with the
    Law Foundation of Ontario and the Ontario Law Reform Commission to discuss cooperation.
    Donald Wallace and Howard Brown had excellent meeting with Saad Rafi, Deputy Minister of Energy and
    Infrastructure, and Heather Fraser, Manager of the Infrastructure Planning Group. The deputy minister
    complimented PEO on its “Quickly growing presence and its ability to provide objective assessment.”
    Further, he called the centre, “A very interesting and novel way to look at how the membership of the PEO
    can be involved in public policy.”
    Chief Government Whip Mike Colle, MPP, met with Ms. Marzban, P.Eng., on May 1.
    With Donald Wallace, Executive Director for the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy, briefed
    Paul Miller MPP (Hamilton East-Stoney Creek) at Queen's Park on the goals and activities of the Centre
    and PEO‟s Government Liaison Program. Mr. Miller said, “I‟m there for you... Engineers are critical
    components to all aspects of our society... you play an important role. I have the utmost respect for the
    engineering profession in this province.” He has met with the Hamilton-Burlington Chapter and attended
    their licence ceremony. Following this meeting, met with Ted Arnott, MPP (Wellington-Halton Hills), and
    introduced him to Mr Wallace, who has invited Mr. Arnott to the May 8 Engineering and Public Policy
    conference and May 14 luncheon on Smart Ways to Spend Infrastructure Dollars.
    With Donald Wallace, Executive Director for the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy, provided
    briefing to Maria Van Bommel, MPP (Lambton-Kent-Middlesex), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of
    Children and Youth Services and Chair of the Women‟s Liberal Caucus. Had discussions with Ms. Van
    Bommel about the Centre, the Government Liaison Program and other issues affecting PEO.
    With Donald Wallace, Executive Director for the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy, met for
    50 minutes with Ontario Deputy Minister of Finance Peter Wallace. The deputy was briefed on the work of
    the Centre and the PEO Government Liaison Program. Had extensive discussion on how best to promote
    engineer views within the government, including the Green Energy Act and the Harmonized Sales Tax. The
    deputy encouraged us to work closely with the other deputies.
    With Donald Wallace, Executive Director for the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy, met with
    George Ross, Deputy Minister of Research and Innovation, at Queen‟s Park. Reviewed with him the role
    and background of the Centre, with which he was not familiar, as well as the Government Liaison Program.
    Mr. Ross agreed to work closely with us and Mr. Wallace followed up with an outline for future activities.
    Met with Dave Levac, MPP (Brant), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Community Safety and
    Correctional Services, to discuss emerging issues. Mr. Levac was one of the first MPPs to meet with PEO
    after the launch of the Government Liaison Program.

Events Attended
    Participated in the Margaret Campbell Reception with Premier Dalton McGuinty and members of the
    legislature. Ministers and MPPs in attendance included: Education Minister Kathleen Wynne MPP (Don
    Valley West); Children and Youth Services Minister Deb Matthews, MPP (London North Centre); Maria Van
    Bommel, MPP (Lambton-Kent-Middlesex) Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Children and Youth
    Services; and Sophia Aggelonitis, MPP (Hamilton Mountain) Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Small
    Business and Consumer Services, who was a guest speaker. Had discussions with many of the MPPs and


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    the Premier. Guests included MP Bonnie Crombie, (Mississauga Streetsville) who I again thanked for
    setting up the meeting for PEO last week in Ottawa with the Liberal caucus.
    Had discussions with Rod Elliot, Chief of Staff to Economic Minister Michael Bryant, and Chad Walsh,
    Special Assistant, Policy & Operations, about PEO issues following the St. Paul's Provincial Liberal
    Association Annual Meeting.
    Chaired reception for Carolyn Bennett MP (St. Paul‟s), with Bob Rae, MP, and Michael Bryant MPP (St.
    Paul‟s). Also in attendance was Senator Art Eggleton, former Prime Minister John Turner, and Donald
    Wallace, Executive Director, Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy. Thanked Mr. Rae and Mr.
    Eggleton for attending the presentation to the federal Liberal caucus, which both said was very helpful.
    Participated in a Toronto Board of Trade lunch with Mayor David Miller in Scarborough, where he discussed
    the importance of foreign-trained credentials as a key component to the economic health of a city. His own
    mother had a Masters in Education when she arrived here in the 1960s but was not able to work as a
    teacher. Had discussions with Mr. Miller. Following up to set up meeting for PEO with him.
    Attended the April PEO Council meeting and had discussions with a number of PEO councillors and staff.
    Had lunch and excellent discussion on PEO issues with PEO Lieutenant Governor Appointed Councillor
    Rebecca Huang. Briefed Ms. Huang on the PEO Government Liaison Program, Brown & Cohen‟s mandate
    and the goal to have 11 engineers in the 2011 legislature.
    Participated in a town-hall meeting with Canada's former Minister of Public Health Carolyn Bennett MP (St.
    Paul‟s) and former Minister of State for Finance John McCallum MP (Markham-Unionville). Ms. Bennett is
    confirmed as the luncheon speaker at the PEO Engineering and Public Policy conference on May 8.
    Participated in the Conference on Canada‟s Prosperity with Donald Wallace, sponsored by The Martin
    Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management. Roger Martin, Dean of the
    Rotman School of Management, released the 2009 Report on Canada’s Competitiveness and Prosperity. In
    the report, Martin outlined four recommendations encouraging government, business and labour leaders to
    focus on long-term prosperity, a reduction on overall taxes for new businesses and a commitment to reduce
    barriers relating to investment and trade. The report is a collaboration between the Martin Prosperity
    Institute and the Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity. Richard Florida, Director of the Martin Prosperity
    Institute, addressed the conference, as well as Ajay Agrawal, Director, Program on Innovation and Creative
    Industries, and pollster Michael Adams. Also in attendance was Ontario Economic Development Minister
    Michael Bryant MPP (St. Paul‟s).
    With PEO CEO/Registrar Kim Allen, P.Eng., President-elect Catherine Karakatsanis, P.Eng., and Lieutenant
    Governor Appointed Councillor Rick Hilton P.Eng., participated in the annual fundraising breakfast for
    Attorney General Chris Bentley MPP (London West). Introduced Ms. Karakatsanis to Omar Khan, Director
    of Outreach and Operations for the Attorney General. Also spoke with Gerrie Doyle, President of the Ontario
    Association of Architects (OAA), who invited Ms. Karakatsanis to attend my continuing education session at
    the OAA conference on May 6.
    Participated on April 21 in a charity event in Ottawa with Engineers Canada Director of Government
    Relations Laurel Craib and Director of Communications Mark Bourgeois and seven MPs, including Carolyn
    Bennett, Liberal MP (St. Paul‟s), Joy Ann Smith, Conservative MP (Kildonan-St. Paul, Manitoba)¸ Chair of
    the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health, Laurie Hawn, Conservative MP (Edmonton Centre),
    Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defense, Peter Maloway, NDP MP (Elmwood
    Transcona, Manitoba), Dr. Hedy Fry, Liberal MP (Vancouver Centre, BC) and Bonnie Crombie, MP
    (Mississauga- Streetsville). Briefed Ms. Bennett on her speech for PEO‟s May 8 Public Policy Conference
    and provided her with copies of Engineering Dimensions with relevant articles. We also invited Ms. Bennett
    to the May National Engineering Summit in Montreal and she has agreed to attend.
    Participated in Ontario Liberal Party Regional Meeting in Toronto with Wayne Arthurs MPP (Pickering-
    Scarborough East), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance. Mr. Arthurs gave briefing to Liberal
    members on the new harmonized sales tax plan.
    Participated with Donald Wallace in a Canadian Club lunch with guest speaker, former British Prime Minister
    Tony Blair. Also in attendance were a number of MPs and MPPs, including Greg Sorbara MPP (Vaughan),
    Ruby Dhalla, MP (Brampton-Springdale) and Kirsty Duncan MP (Etobicoke North).
    With Donald Wallace, attended GTA Leadership Event Building Trade and Investment Links: The GTA‟s
    Path to Economic Recovery, put on by the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance. The event featured Federal
    Industry Minister Tony Clement, MP (Parry Sound-Muskoka) and Peter Kent, MP (Thornhill), Minister of
    State for the Americas. Introduced Mr. Wallace to Mr. Kent and invited Mr. Kent to the PEO Engineering and
    Public Policy Conference on May 8.
    Participated in Canadian Jewish Public Affairs Committee with candidates for the Progressive Conservative
    Party leadership race, Tim Hudak, MPP (Niagara West-Glanbrook), Christine Elliot, MPP (Whitby-Oshawa),
    Frank Klees, MPP (Newmarket-Aurora) and Randy Hillier, MPP (Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington).

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    Also had discussions with Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney, MP (Calgary
    Southeast), Kirsty Duncan, MP (Etobicoke North), Patrick Brown, MP (Barrie) and Peter Kent, MP
    (Thornhill), Minister of State for the Americas. Thanked Ms. Duncan for her help in introducing PEO
    President David Adams, P.Eng., and PEO CEO/Registrar at the Ontario federal Liberal caucus.
    Participated in the Spring Red Trillium Reception with Premier Dalton McGuinty and many Ministers and
    MPPs. Thanked Research and Innovation Minister John Wilkinson, MPP (Perth-Wellington) for agreeing to
    speak at the PEO Engineering and Public Policy Conference on May 8.
    With PEO Deputy Registrar Johnny Zuccon, P.Eng., and Lieutenant Governor Appointed Councillor Bill
    Kossta, participated in a fundraising reception for Economic Development Minister Michael Bryant, MPP (St.
    Paul‟s). Guest speaker was Finance Minister Dwight Duncan, MPP (Windsor-Tecumseh). Mr. Kosta and Mr.
    Zuccon asked Minister Bryant to speak at the Ontario Professional Engineers Awards dinner in November.
    We are following-up with Emily Bullock from the Minister‟s office. Also attending the reception were Minister
    for Research and Innovation John Wilkinson, MPP (Perth-Wellington), and Minister of Community and
    Social Services Madeline Meilleur, MPP (Ottawa Vanier), as well as Jean-Marc Lalonde, MPP (Glengarry-
    Prescott-Russell), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development, Helena Jaczek, MPP
    (Oak Ridges-Markham), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister for Health Promotion, Leanna Pendergast,
    MPP (Kitchener-Conestoga), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister Responsible for Women‟s Issues, and
    Yasir Naqvi,MPP (Ottawa Centre), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Revenue. Former Federal
    Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce Ed Lumley, former Ontario Premier David Peterson, and former
    Federal Minister of State for Finance Jim Peterson were also in attendance. Most of the MPPs had
    discussions with Mr. Zuccon, Mr. Kossta and I on a variety of topics, including the PEO Government Liaison
    Program, its history and its objectives.
    Participated in the Liberal Party of Canada National Convention that confirmed Michael Ignatieff as its
    leader. Had discussions with many MPPs and MPs, including Premier Dalton McGuinty, Economic
    Development Minister Michael Bryant, MPP (St Paul‟s), Kevin Flynn, MPP (Oakville), Parliamentary
    Assistant to the Minister of the Environment, and Laurel Broten, MPP (Etobicoke-Lakeshore), Parliamentary
    Assistant to the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, and Marc Garneau, MP (Westmount-Ville-Marie).
    Others attending included Attorney General Chris Bentley, MPP, and Nanda Lwin, P.Eng., past chair of the
    Government Liaison Program committee for Willowdale-Thornhill Chapter. Had discussions with Ms. Broten
    about her participation in a Mississauga PEO town hall meeting on the Green Energy Act. Followed up with
    Ms. Broten‟s assistant.
    Participated in a fundraising reception for Education Minister Kathleen Wynne, MPP (Don Valley West), with
    Tourism Minister Monique Smith, MPP (Nipissing). Ministers Wynne and Smith have been very supportive
    of PEO and were two of the first MPPs to meet with PEO representatives when we started the Government
    Liaison Program.
    Participated in a book signing ceremony with Federal Opposition Leader Michael Ignatieff, MPP (Etobicoke-
    Lakeshore), where he identified that one of his concerns is that foreign-trained professionals receive their
    credential recognition.
    With Donald Wallace, Executive Director of the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy,
    participated in the Green Energy Act forum put on by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers.
    Participated in the Ontario Society of Professionals Engineers‟ annual meeting with PEO President-elect
    Catherine Karakatsanis, P.Eng., PEO Councillors Rakesh Shreewastav, P.Eng., Denis Carlos, P.Eng.,
    Corneliu Chisu, P.Eng., and Santosh Gupta, P.Eng., PEO CEO/Registrar Kim Allen, P.Eng., Engineers
    Canada Director Walter Bilanski, P.Eng., Marc Bourgeois, Engineers Canada Director of Communications
    and Public Affairs, Alex Bertrand, President of the Engineering Student Societies Council of Ontario, PEO
    Chapter Manager Matthew Ng, P.Eng., PEO Chapter Coordinator Melissa Sterling, P.Eng., and Executive
    Assistant to the President Brenda Caplan, as well as many chapter representatives. Congratulations to new
    OSPE President Annette Bergeron, P.Eng.
    Participated in the Central Trillium dinner in Vaughan with Premier Dalton McGuinty with members of the
    cabinet and MPPs. Had conversations with Minister of Community and Social Services Madeline Meilleur,
    MPP (Ottawa Vanier), and her legislative assistant Lynette Flanaghan, Lou Rinaldi, MPP (Northumberland-
    Quinte West), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Minister of
    Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs Leona Dombrowski, Minister of Labour Peter Fonseca, MPP
    (Mississauga East-Cooksville), Linda Jeffrey, MPP (Brampton-Springdale), Parliamentary Assistant to the
    Minister of Transportation, and Helena Jaczek, MPP (Oak Ridges-Markham), Parliamentary Assistant to the
    Minister of Health Promotion. Minister Fonseca, Ms. Jeffrey and Dr. Jaczek, in particular, have been very
    outspoken in their support for PEO.
    With PEO Willowdale-Thornhill Chapter Chair Noubar Takessian, P.Eng., participated in a fundraising
    reception with the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care David Caplan, MPP, (Don Valley East). An

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     introduction was made of Mr. Takessian to Mr. Caplan. Also attended by Minister of Economic Development
     Michael Bryant, MPP (St. Paul‟s), Sophia Aggelonitis, MPP (Hamilton Mountain), Parliamentary Assistant to
     the Minister of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Laura Albanese, MPP (York South Weston), and
     Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Culture.
     With PEO CEO/Registrar Kim Allen P.Eng., Donald Wallace, Executive Director for the Ontario Centre for
     Engineering and Public Policy, Jennifer Coombes, Editor of Engineering Dimensions, and Manoj
     Choudhary, P.Eng., Student Liaison Coordinator, participated in the Ontario Energy Network lunch with
     Hugh MacDiarmid, President and CEO of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited. Four students were hosted
     from the engineering programs at York University and the University of Toronto. Mr. Allen introduced Mr.
     MacDiarmid to a crowd of over 200 and pointed out that Atomic Energy of Canada is the sixth largest
     employer of engineers in Ontario.
     Attended the licensing ceremony for the Quad chapters–comprising four chapters in west Toronto. Also
     attended by President Catherine Karakatsanis, P.Eng., and PEO CEO/Registrar Kim Allen P.Eng.
     Participated in the opening of the Royal Ontario Museum Robert Chad exhibit. Also attended by Elizabeth
     May, leader of the Green Party of Canada, the Minister of Natural Resources Donna Cansfield, MPP
     (Etobicoke Centre), Monte Kwinter, MPP (York Centre), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of
     International Trade and Investment, David Ramsey, MPP (Timiskaming-Cochrane), Parliamentary Assistant
     to the Premier, and former MPP Marie Bountrogianni. Had discussions with Ms. May about attending a PEO
     event. She said she would be pleased to. Also had discussions with Jason Saldana, a Queen‟s University
     engineering student who has offered to help with the PEO Engineering and Public Policy Student Initiative,
     William Thorsell, former editor of the Globe and Mail and CEO of the ROM, David Lindsay, Deputy Minister
     of Natural Resources, and Jeanette Dias D'Sousa, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Administrative
     Officer for the Ministry of Small Business and Consumer Services and the Ministry of Research and
     Innovation.
     With PEO CEO/Registrar Kim Allen P.Eng., President Catherine Karakatsanis, P.Eng., President-elect
     Diane Freeman, P.Eng., Past President David Adams, P.Eng., Donald Wallace, Executive Director for the
     Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy, and PEO Councillor Ishwar Bhatia, P.Eng., attended the
     Engineers Canada National Summit. Had dinner with Mr. Allen and Len White, P.Eng., Executive Director,
     Engineers Nova Scotia, and discussed issues of interest in Nova Scotia and Ontario. Had discussions with
     President Catherine Karakatsanis, P.Eng., President-elect Diane Freeman, P.Eng., and Marc Garneau, MP
     (Westmount-Ville Marie), about the possibility of speaking at PEO‟s annual meeting next year. He was very
     interested. Had discussions with many engineering associations, students, and Engineers Canada
     representatives from across the country The Summit was hosted by former Progressive Conservative Party
     Pollster Allan Gregg, and I had the honour to speak about the Government Liaison Program to the closing
     plenary. I spoke about the initiative by PEO Council to start the GLP and now its expansion to include MPs,
     PEO‟s goal of electing 11 engineers in the 2011 legislature, and 27 engineers in 2027, PEO‟s student public
     policy initiatives, the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy, and suggested that Engineers
     Canada should nationalize the centre. Also met with Steve Pinkus, Vice President, Liberal Party of Canada
     (Quebec). Arranged for PEO President-elect Diane Freeman to attend the Prime Minister‟s reception in
     Montreal with Alberta Engineers President-elect Kim Farwell, P.Eng. Prior to the reception, had discussion
     with Maxime Bernier, MP, former Foreign Affairs Minister, and Senator Marjorie LeBreton regarding current
     issues.
     Brown & Cohen CEO and Vice President Kim Cohen and Wendy Kauffman participated in a Canadian Club
     luncheon with the four Ontario Progressive Conservative Leadership candidates: Frank Klees, MPP
     (Newmarket-Aurora), Tim Hudak, MPP (Niagara West-Glanbrook), Christine Elliot, MPP (Whitby-
     Oshawa),and Randy Hillier, MPP (Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington).
     With Brampton Chapter Chair Desmond Gomes, P.Eng., and Government Liaison Program Chair Ravinder
     Panesar. P.Eng., Brown & Cohen Vice President Wendy Kauffman attended the White Trillium Dinner with
     special guest Linda Jeffrey, MPP (Brampton-Springdale), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of
     Transportation.
     Brown & Cohen CEO Kim Cohen participated in the Red Tie dinner with Justin Trudeau, MP (Papineau), for
     Bonnie Crombie, MP (Mississauga-Streetsville). Ms. Crombie arranged for PEO to present the National
     Engineering Framework for Membership and Licensure to the Federal Ontario Liberal caucus.
     Attended charity event with Wayne Easter, MP (Malpeque), former Minister of Agriculture, and Shawn
     Murphy, MP (Charlottetown), as well as a Doug Currie, MLA (Prince Edward Island), Minister of Health and
     Minister of Social Services and Seniors.
     Participated in charity walk and had discussions with Borys Wrzesnewskyj, MP (Etobicoke Centre), who was
     also a judge for Engineering Idol. Also participating was Peter Kent, MP (Thornhill), Minister of State for the
     Americas; Olivia Chow, MP (Trinity-Spadina); Mario Silva, MP (Davenport); Carolyn Bennett, MP (St.

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     Paul‟s); Martha Hall Findlay, MP (Willowdale); Joe Volpe, MP (Eglinton-Lawrence); Mike Colle, MPP
     (Eglinton-Lawrence); Monte Kwinter, MPP (York Centre), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of
     International Trade and Investment; TTC Chairman Adam Giambrone; Toronto City Councillor Karen Stintz.
     With PEO CEO/Registrar Kim Allen P.Eng., participated in the Progressive Conservative Party leadership
     dinner with all four candidates: Christine Elliott, MPP (Whitby-Ajax), Randy Hillier, MPP (Lanark-Frontenac-
     Lennox and Addington), Tim Hudak, MPP (Erie-Lincoln), and Frank Klees, MPP (Newmarket-Aurora). Had
     discussions with John Yakabuski, MPP (Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke), and Bill Murdoch, MPP (Bruce-
     Grey-Owen Sound) and many other Progressive Conservative party luminaries, as well as Mike Crawley,
     President of the Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario).
     With PEO Chapter Manager Matthew Ng, P.Eng., and East Toronto Chapter Chair John Glover, P.Eng.,
     participated in a reception dinner for Khalil Ramal, MPP (London-Fanshawe) Parliamentary Assistant to the
     Minister of Community and Social Services. Also participating were Attorney General Chris Bentley, MPP
     (London West), and Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Michael Chan, MPP (Markham-Unionville). Had
     discussions with each about PEO Government Liaison Program. Also attended by Bas Balkissoon, MPP
     (Scarborough-Rouge River), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, former
     MP Omar Alghabra, P.Eng., Bob Delaney, MPP (Mississauga-Streetsville), Parliamentary Assistant to the
     Minister of Research and Innovation, and Omar Khan, Director of Outreach and Operations for Attorney
     General Chris Bentley.
     With PEO West Toronto Chapter Chair Parvin Marzban, P.Eng., participated in a fundraising reception for
     Chief Government Whip Mike Colle, MPP (Eglinton-Lawrence), with Michael Bryant, MPP (St. Paul‟s). Both
     Mr. Bryant and Mr. Colle have been very supportive of PEO. Had follow up meeting with Mike Colle, MPP,
     and thanked him for the meeting with Ms. Marzban, P.Eng., on May 1.
     Participated in A Conversation with Former US Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, moderated by
     former U.S. Ambassador and Premier of New Brunswick Frank McKenna. Also participating were numerous
     MPPs and Queen‟s Park luminaries. Also attended by PEO 2009 Order of Honour Member Ed Poon,
     P.Eng., former Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities Mary Anne Chambers, Bob Dechert, MP
     (Mississauga-Erindale), and Omar Khan, Director of Outreach and Operations for Attorney General Chris
     Bentley.
     Participated in a fundraising dinner for Ontario Liberal Caucus Chair Alan Tonks with Bob Rae, MP (Toronto
     Centre). Had discussions with both, as well as Laura Albanese, MPP (York South-Weston),Parliamentary
     Assistant to the Minister of Culture. Mr. Tonks was the host of PEO's presentation in April to the Ontario
     Liberal caucus on the National Framework for Membership and Licensure.
     Also participated in the NDP Leaders reception with NDP leader Andrea Horwath, MPP (Hamilton Centre),
     and extended greetings to Ms. Horwath on behalf of PEO. Had discussions with Peter Tabuns, MPP
     (Toronto-Danforth), and thanked him for speaking at the PEO East Toronto Chapter AGM. Also spoke with
     Federal NDP leader Jack Layton, MP (Toronto-Danforth), Michael Prue, MPP (Beaches-East York), and
     Cheri DiNovo, MPP (Parkdale-High Park).
     Participated in the 90th Anniversary Celebration and Plenary Assembly of the Canadian Jewish Congress
     with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Federal Opposition Leader Michael Ignatieff, MP (Etobicoke-
     Lakeshore), Federal NDP leader Jack Layton, MP (Toronto-Danforth) and Green Party leader Elizabeth
     May. Also had discussions with others participating, including David Zimmer, MPP (Willowdale),
     Parliamentary Assistant to the Attorney General, Joe Volpe, MPP (Eglinton-Lawrence), Ken Dryden, MP
     (York Centre), Senator Jerry Grafstein, and Carolyn Bennett, MP (St. Paul‟s), who recently spoke at the
     Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy Annual Conference.
     Participated in Bob Rae‟s 30th Anniversary celebration of his first election to parliament. Mr. Rae was the
     guest speaker at the 2007 PEO Annual Meeting.
     Attended PEO council meeting on June 5. Had many excellent discussions with PEO councillors and staff,
     including new Eastern Region Councillor Paul Ballantyne, P.Eng., who expressed interest in holding a
     chapter Government Liaison Program training event with the Eastern Ontario Chapters in Ottawa. We are
     following up to secure a date. Also confirmed that CEO/Registrar Kim Allen, P.Eng., and Santosh Gupta,
     P.Eng., will attend the reception for Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Brad Duguid, MPP (Scarborough Centre)
     on June 24.
     Participated in a reception for Minister for Energy and Infrastructure George Smitherman, MPP (Toronto
     Centre), celebrating the passage of the Green Energy Act with over 600 in attendance. Participants included
     Phil McNeely, P.Eng., MPP (Ottawa-Orléans), and Laurel Broten, MPP (Etobicoke-Lakeshore), both
     Parliamentary Assistants to the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure. Discussions were had with each.
     Raised with Mr. McNeely the PEO plan to have 11 engineers in the 2011 legislature. Mr. McNeely is
     planning to seek re-election and is hoping to have PEO support.


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     At the invitation of Engineers Canada‟s Manager of Government Relations Laurel Craib, participated in
     Engineers Canada‟s Parliamentary Picnic on Parliament Hill. Over 200 participants attended, including MPs,
     Senators, Chiefs of Staff, Policy Advisors and Interns. MPs attending included guest speaker Minister of
     State (Democratic Reform) Stephen Fletcher, MP (Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia), Minister for
     International Cooperation Bev Oda, MP (Durham), Minister of Public Safety Peter Van Loan, MP (York-
     Simcoe), Minister of Justice Rob Nicholson, and Speaker Peter Milliken, MP (Kingston and the Islands).
     Others attending included Alan Tonks, MP (York South-Weston), Bonnie Crombie, MP (Mississauga-
     Streetsville), Justin Trudeau, MP (Papineau), Yasmin Ratansi, MP (Don Valley East), and Shawn Murphy,
     MP (Charlottetown). Later attended Question Period and spoke with Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, MP
     (Whitby-Oshawa). He apologized for not being able to attend the Engineers Canada lunch. Had follow-up
     lunch meeting on Parliament Hill with Engineers Canada‟s Manager of Government Relations Laurel Craib.
     Had discussions about the PEO Government Liaison Program, the Engineers Canada Bridging Government
     and Engineers (BGE) Program and the PEO Candidate College for both BGE and PEO in Toronto,
     tentatively planned for October. Justice Minister Rob Nicholson, MP (Niagara Falls), and Shawn Murphy,
     MP (Charlottetown), stopped by our table and were both thanked for attending the picnic. Mr. Nicholson
     commented that more organizations should be doing what Engineers Canada is doing.
     Participated in 80th birthday dinner celebrating former Prime Minister John Turner with CTV Anchor Lloyd
     Robertson, TV Ontario host of The Agenda, Steve Paikin. MPs Carolyn Bennett (St. Paul‟s) and Bonnie
     Crombie (Mississauga-Streetsville), Senator David Smith and former Ministers Bob Kaplan and Allan
     MacEachen.
     With Brown & Cohen Account Coordinator Matt McNama, attended the Ontario Young Liberals event with
     Health and Long-Term Care Minister David Caplan, MPP (Don Valley East), former Premier David
     Peterson, Director of Outreach and Operations Omar Khan and former Burlington MP Patti Torsney.
     Participated in a fundraising reception for Northern Development and Mines Minister Mike Gravelle, MPP
     (Thunder Bay-Superior North), with Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure George
     Smitherman, MPP. Asked Minister Smitherman if he felt the fall is too late to do a potential PEO
     Mississauga chapter event with him on the Green Energy Act. He felt it wasn't too late. Followed up with
     Mississauga Chapter Chair Pappur Shankur, P.Eng., and we working on a potential date of September 15.
     With past Willowdale/Thornhill Chapter GLP Chair Nanda Lwin, P.Eng., participated in the Laurier Club
     reception with federal Opposition Leader Michael Ignatieff at Stornoway in Ottawa. Other attendees included
     MPs, Senators and MPPs Charles Sousa (Mississauga South), Amrit Mangat (Brampton South-
     Mississauga) and Helena Jaczek (Oak Ridges Markham). Had discussions with each. Met with Mr. Sousa
     prior to the event and asked for his assistance on the Mississauga PEO chapter event this fall.
     Also had discussions with and thanked Bryon Wilfert, MP (Richmond Hill), for his request to PEO at the April
     Liberal caucus presentation to include federal MPs in PEO outreach efforts.
     Participated in a Fundraising Reception with former Prime Minister Paul Martin for Bryon Wilfert, MP
     (Richmond Hill), hosted by former MP Samulte Bolte.
     Participated in a Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario) regional meeting with Alan Tonks, MP (York South-
     Weston), where Mr. Tonks spoke about the federal opposition plans for the coming weeks, including the
     setting up of several new committees, including one on professional credential recognition. He publicly
     acknowledged the helpful contribution of PEO in its April presentation to Federal Ontario Liberal caucus in
     making his remarks.
     Participated in a breakfast seminar and annual meeting for the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance with Rob
     Prichard, the former publisher of Toronto Star, who has just been named by the province to head the new
     Metrolinx agency, which will coordinate transit initiatives in GTA and Hamilton areas. The meeting was also
     attended by former Prime Minister John Turner and Michael Bryant, the former Attorney-General and new
     CEO of Invest Toronto. Municipal participants included Toronto City Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong and
     City of Pickering Mayor Dave Ryan. At the session, Mr Prichard discussed previously announced plans for
     new transit lines across the GTA.
     Participated in a reception for Minister Responsible for Women's Issues and Minister of Children and Youth
     Services Deb Matthews, MPP (London North Centre), with Finance Minister Dwight Duncan, MPP (Windsor-
     Tecumseh), and former Ontario Premier David Peterson. Minister Matthews is a long-time supporter of
     PEO, having attended both the PEO annual meeting in 2005 and the 2006 Campaign College. Minister
     Matthews‟ father is an engineer and is also the former president of the Progressive Conservative Party of
     Canada.
     Participated in a fundraising reception for Judy Sgro, MP (York West), Seniors and Pension Critic of the
     Liberal Caucus, with John McCallum, MP (Markham-Unionville), federal Liberal Finance Critic and former
     Chief Economist at the Royal Bank. Also attended by and had discussions with Alourdes Sully, P.Eng.,
     member of Oakville Chapter and treasurer of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, and Neil Kazen,

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     P.Eng., member of Toronto-Humber Chapter. Also attended by Deb Roberts, Deputy Chief of Staff to the
     Premier, and Mario Sergio, MPP (York West).
     Participated in Willowdale Women‟s Liberal Association Garden Party with Nanda Lwin, P.Eng,, past chair
     of the PEO Willowdale/Thornhill Chapter Government Liaison Committee, with David Zimmer, MPP
     (Willowdale), Parliamentary Assistant to the Attorney General and Martha Hall-Findlay, MP (Willowdale).
     Earlier in the week, also had discussions with David Zimmer asking if he would participate in this fall‟s PEO
     Candidate College and Mr. Zimmer agreed.
     Participated in Carolyn Bennett ,MP (St. Paul‟s), Strawberry Tea for the St. Paul‟s Federal Liberal
     Association. Ms. Bennett was thanked for her participation in the PEO public policy conference, where she
     was a keynote speaker.
     Participated in an event with Ralph Sultan, P.Eng., who is a Member of the Legislative Assembly of British
     Colombia, and was a guest speaker at last month‟s Engineer Canada summit.
     PEO Chapter Coordinator Marisa Sterling, P.Eng., advised that she attended Opening Doors with Gerard
     Kennedy, MP, and Friends seminar on June 9 at her own expense of $400. In attendance for the daytime
     seminar were Minister of Energy and Infrastructure George Smitherman, MPP (Toronto Centre), Laura
     Albanese, MPP (York South-Weston), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Culture, and Omar
     Alghabra, P.Eng., and former MP (Mississauga-Erindale). In attendance for dinner was Premier Dalton
     McGuinty. The speakers covered the topics of who should be in politics, how to get elected, getting involved
     and getting nominated and life in politics. Premier McGuinty spoke specifically on what makes a good leader
     and the 10 qualities of strong leadership. The event was well planned to allow the participants to speak
     directly with all the MPPs and MPs present, including the Premier. Follow-up sessions are planned for those
     in attendance with a program to help them become more involved in politics.
     With PEO CEO/Registrar Kim Allen, P.Eng., PEO Councillor Santosh Gupta, P.Eng., and Scarborough
     Chapter's Madu Suthanan, P.Eng,, participated in a reception for Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Brad Duguid,
     MPP (Scarborough Centre), with . Labour Minister Peter Fonseca, MPP (Mississauga East-Cooksville),
     Michael Gravelle, MPP (Thunder Bay-Superior North), and North Bay Mayor Vic Fiedelli. Mr Fonseca asked
     how his PEO friends were in the Mississauga Chapter, in particular Colin Moore, P.Eng., and Phil Maka,
     P.Eng. He invited chapter representatives to his upcoming BBQ. Mr. Allen advised that he had, earlier in the
     week, participated in the Ottawa PEO Chapter Golf Tournament with Phil McNeely, MPP (Ottawa-Orléans),
     who partnered with Bob Dunn, P.Eng.
     With Donald Wallace, participated in the Toronto Board of Trade Annual Luncheon with guest speaker
     former publisher of the Toronto Star, former President and Dean of Law at the University of Toronto and
     Metrolinx CEO Rob Prichard. Also attending was former Ontario Premier David Peterson, Chair of the 2015
     Pan Am Games bid, and Toronto City Councillors Adam Vaughan and Michael Thompson. Had discussions
     with Mr. Vaughan regarding the roles of engineers in public life. He was surprised that no engineers sat on
     City Council. Mr. Vaughan said he would be pleased to participate at the PEO Candidate College in the fall
     if he is available. Mr. Wallace advised that he participated in a presentation with PEO President Catherine
     Karakatsanis P.Eng., sponsored by the Environment Section of the Ontario Bar Association, regarding the
     relationship between public interest and client-professional privilege.
     Participated in the Canada Day event of Carolyn Bennett, MP (St. Paul's). Had discussion on potential
     candidates in the upcoming provincial by-election in the same riding with the retirement of former Attorney-
     General Michael Bryant. The by-election would be a good opportunity for some professional engineers to
     throw their hat in the ring for all parties in support of PEO's goal to have 11 engineers in the 2011
     legislature.

Events Held
     At the invitation of Wenqin Shao, P.Eng., PEO Ottawa Chapter Government Liaison Program Chair, held a
     Government Liaison Program Training Session with Jonathan Risto, P.Eng., and Haisam Yakoob, EIT, and
     PEO Lieutenant Governor Appointee Ishwar Bhatia, P.Eng. Took them to Parliament Hill for Question
     Period, where we met Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, MP (Whitby-Oshawa), before entering the House, and
     Bonnie Crombie, MP (Mississauga-Streetsville), after leaving the House.
     On May 8, Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy Annual Conference with PEO councillors,
     Government Liaison Program representatives, staff and many excellent speakers, including four former
     deputy ministers, Research and Innovation Minister John Wilkinson, MPP (Perth-Wellington), and former
     federal Minister of Public Health Carolyn Bennett, MP (St. Paul's). Doug Reeve, Professor and Chair of the
     Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto, called the centre,
     “A marvellous initiative of PEO.” Congratulations to Donald Wallace on a terrific conference.



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     Following the PEO AGM on May 9, hosted a very informative Government Liaison Program training session
     with representatives from six chapters from across the province, including six representatives alone from
     Scarborough Chapter.
     Met with the 10 Queen's Park interns for four hours at PEO with Program Coordinator Henry Jacek,
     Professor at McMaster University, and PEO Chapter Coordinator Marisa Sterling P.Eng., PEO Deputy
     Registrar Johnny Zuccon, P.Eng., Mike Mastromatteo, Associate Editor of Engineering Dimensions, and
     Donald Wallace, Executive Director for the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy. Each intern is
     completing their second of two internships with an MPP. Also attended an earlier planning meeting with Ms.
     Sterling, Dr. Wallace and Mr. Zuccon. Also attended Queen's Park reception for the interns with Ms Sterling
     and Dr. Wallace. PEO is a new sponsor of the Queen's Park intern program.
     Participated in the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy May 14 Luncheon at the Sutton Place
     Hotel with Donald Wallace, Chris Kennedy, P.Eng., David Zimmer, MPP (Willowdale), Parliamentary
     Assistant to the Attorney General, and many other senior public servants, as well as PEO Councillor
     Thomas Chong, P.Eng., and Brianna Ames, Legislative Assistant to David Zimmer. Discussions were held
     on smart ways to spend Infrastructure dollars. This is the second time the event was held and was highly
     successful with over 60 attendees.
     With PEO Chapter Coordinator Marisa Sterling, P.Eng., and PEO summer student Kristina Glinos,
     participated in the ESSCO AGM with over 50 students from Thunder Bay to Ottawa to Windsor. Discussed
     the importance of getting licensed as well as getting involved with PEO chapters and the Government
     Liaison Program. Through the creativity of skits depicting a “worse case” and “best case” scenario of a
     student attending a chapter meeting, the students got some ideas about how to better connect with
     chapters. The students left believing there is a meaningful connection between them and PEO and PEO‟s
     chapters. Four universities (Queen‟s, University of Toronto, Waterloo and McMaster) have committed to
     outreach to their local PEO chapter over the next five months, to get involved in an activity with them (the
     GLP program was suggested) and then report back on the experience at the PEO Chapter Leaders‟
     Conference on November 21. The ultimate outcome will be the production of a manual on how students can
     connect with PEO chapters in a meaningful way for both of them. In addition, PEO celebrated successes
     with five students being recognized for their outstanding efforts with PEO over the last year: Alix Bertrand,
     ESSCO President; Rob Stalker, VP External at Carleton University; Cat Czyrnyj, VP External at the
     University of Ottawa; Charlsie Searle from the University of Toronto; and Spencer Stinson, VP External at
     the University of Windsor. All students were thanked for their participation in the PEO fourth-year Student
     Survey and given copies of the past three issues of Engineering Dimensions in which we highlighted the
     student-related and GLP content in each issue. Received email and photos from the Engineering Student
     Societies Council of Ontario conference from outgoing president Alix Bertrand, who thanked us for our
     participation and advised us of the election of a new president, Stewart McEwan, the former VP of
     Communications. Congratulations to Mr. McEwan. Also had correspondence with PEO Manager of Pre-
     Licensing Programs Noreen Calderbank P.Eng., PEO Chapter Coordinator Marisa Sterling, P.Eng., and
     PEO summer intern Kristina Glinos on follow up to the ESSCO conference.
     Met with the PEO London Chapter Executive and Government Liaison Committee and discussed GLP plans
     for 2009-2010. With PEO Chapter Manager Matthew Ng, P.Eng., London GLP Chair, Joe Adams, P.Eng.,
     and London Chapter Chair Syd Van Geel, P.Eng., met with other representatives of the committee to
     discuss possible events. Congratulations on their work with their six MPPs over the past year, which
     included recent events with MPPs such as Minister of Revenue John Wilkinson, MPP (Perth-Wellington),
     Khalil Ramal, MPP (London-Fanshawe), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Citizenship and
     Immigration, and Ernie Hardeman, MPP (Oxford). Their recent AGM included five presentations on
     intrusions into the Professional Engineers Act, internationally educated graduates, drinking water
     requirements, bio-energy and infrastructure. Last Friday, PEO Councillor Rakesh Shreewastav, P.Eng.,
     arranged for Ontario Legislative Speaker Steve Peters, MPP (Elgin-Middlesex-London), to speak at the
     London Rotary Club and was introduced by Mr. Shreewastav. This fall, the chapter has arranged for an EIT
     night at Labatt‟s for fourth-year students at the University of Western Ontario and Manager of Pre-Licensing
     Programs Noreen Calderbank, P.Eng., will attend. The London GLP Chapter is meeting again on July 6, to
     discuss the next steps for the 2010 program, particularly in regards to a National Engineering week event on
     March 5, 2010, which they are hoping to be quite special.

Work in Progress/Ongoing
     Had email discussion with Wayne Kershaw, P.Eng., on a fall career fair for Hamilton-Burlington Chapter
     Received email from Ottawa engineer Michael Gervais P.Eng., who spoke last year at the Toronto Humber
     Chapter. Following up.


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     Had email exchanges with Ted Ratajczak P.Eng., and Ian Brown P.Eng. of Simcoe Muskoka Chapter
     following my attendance at their Annual Meeting, Mr. Ratajczak is a new member of the Chapter executive.
     Had email correspondence with Engineers Canada Director of Government Relations Laurel Craib, on plans
     for the Engineers Canada Bridging Government and Engineers program, PEO fall Campaign College and
     the PEO Government Liaison Program. Following up this week.
     Had email correspondence with Joe Adams, P.Eng., Government Liaison Program chair for PEO London
     Chapter, about a new volunteer who is interested in helping out in the Government Liaison program
     Had email discussions with Dimitry Ladin P.Eng., of PEO East Toronto Chapter, encouraging him to get
     involved in the Government Liaison Program with his chapter. Met with Mr. Ladin, to brief him on how to get
     involved with the GLP.
     Participated in 90-minute meeting with Chapter Manager Matthew Ng, P.Eng., Chapter Coordinator Marisa
     Sterling, P.Eng., Manager, Pre-licensing Programs Noreen Calderbank, P.Eng., and Student Liaison
     Coordinator Manoj Choudhary P.Eng., on the theme for the ESSCO AGM 2009 about PEO chapter relations
     with students. We developed a chapter-student model to later review with the chapters.
     Had discussions with Mississauga Chapter Chair Pappur Shankur, P.Eng., and Chapter GLP Chair Galal
     Abdelmessih, P.Eng., and regarding their proposed chapter town hall meeting. Mr. Abdelmessih suggested
     ways to ensure all MPPs get copies of Engineering Dimensions. Advised Laurel Broten MPP (Etobicoke-
     Lakeshore), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure that the PEO Mississauga
     Chapter is moving its planned town hall meeting on the Green Energy Act to the fall. Confirmed tentative
     PEO Mississauga Chapter event about the Green Energy Act for September 15. Met Rafia Waraich who is
     an Engineer in training, working with the Mississauga Chapter working on the town-hall meeting. Ms.
     Waraich is the former president of the Women in Engineering Society of McMaster University. At our
     invitation, she also attended the ESSCO AGM to demonstrate the potential of students working with
     Chapters
     Mr. Shankur confirmed that Bob Dechert, MP, will be the guest speaker at their May 21 chapter licensing
     certificate ceremony.
     Had email exchange regarding a proposed meeting with Bob Runciman, MPP (Leeds-Grenville), Opposition
     Leader, about meetings with PEO President David Adams, P.Eng., regarding PEO's goal to have 11 PEO
     members in the legislature by 2011. Had follow-up discussions with PEO President Adams about the
     meeting, the upcoming PEO AGM and other PEO issues.
     Received email correspondence from Ron Clarkin, P.Eng., of East Toronto Chapter's Government Liaison
     Committee, that they have invited Peter Tabuns, MPP (Toronto-Danforth), Michael Prue, MPP (Beaches-
     East York), Minister of Energy and Infrastructure George Smitherman, MPP (Toronto Centre), and Minister
     of Education Kathleen Wynne, MPP (Don Valley West), to their July 7 meeting. Peter Tabuns has been
     confirmed. Congratulations to the chapter. This will be Mr. Tabuns‟ first speech to a PEO event. He was the
     first runner up in the recent NDP leadership race.
     Had discussions with PEO Manager of Policy Jordan Max on a PEO consultation strategy involving
     enhancement approaches to Ontario government ministries at both the political and bureaucratic levels.
     Had email correspondence with former Oakville Chapter Chair Lucie Brouillette, P.Eng., advising of a new
     chair of Oakville Chapter, Edward Gerges, P.Eng. The Oakville Chapter is planning several GLP initiatives
     later this year.
     Had email correspondence with Mississauga Chapter volunteer, Women in Engineering Advisory
     Committee member and McMaster engineering graduate Rafia Wariach.
     Received terrific notice from PEO CEO/Registrar Kim Allen, P.Eng., that PEO has been recognized for its
     excellent registration practices in an independent audit conducted for the Ontario Fairness Commissioner. A
     media release has been prepared by PEO Communications Manager David Smith and sent it to all Ontario
     MPPs and MPs. We have replies from three MPPs, including Leader of the New Democratic Party of
     Ontario Andrea Horwath, (Hamilton Centre), Khalil Ramal, (London-Fanshawe), Parliamentary Assistant to
     the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, and Dave Levac (Brant), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister
     of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and Lois Brown, MPP (Newmarket-Aurora). Ms Brown sent
     a note, which read:

     RE: Professional Engineers Ontario standards

     Thank you for sending the summary for my review. It is encouraging to see the profession taking such
     proactive steps to work with foreign trained engineers to assist them in achieving their licensing
     requirements in Ontario. Please keep me updated on these issues.

     Kindest regards,

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     Lois Brown, M.P.

     Also received note from Education Minister Kathleen Wynne, MPP (Don Valley West).

     Note from Education Minister Kathleen Wynne to PEO:

     Thank you for your message on behalf of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and thank you for enclosing
     the copy of the release regarding the audit of registration practices, which shows that the same meets the
     high standards set by Ontario's Fairness Commissioner.

     I want to congratulate Professional Engineers Ontario for ensuring that foreign trained engineers become
     licensed in Ontario while maintaining its commitment to high standards. Thank you once again for contacting
     me.

     I wish Professional Engineers Ontario all the best with its future endeavours, which I know are assisted by
     your solid expertise.

     All the best,

     Kathleen

     Kathleen Wynne MPP
     Don Valley West

     Also received feedback on the release from Laurie Orrett, Assistant to Michael Prue, MPP (Beaches-East
     York), that she will be forwarding it not only to Mr. Prue, but also to the NDP research department.
     Had dinner with Steve Paikin, host of TV Ontario‟s The Agenda, and Bonnie Crombie, MP (Mississauga-
     Streetsville). Ms. Crombie was instrumental in arranging for PEO to present to the Federal Liberal Caucus
     on the National Framework for Membership and Licensure. Mr. Paikin has been doing a number of recent
     shows on his program The Agenda on engineering-related issues. Had follow-up email discussion with Mr.
     Paikin about the status of their plans to do a show on the lack of engineers in the legislature. He is hoping to
     do it in the fall as the show has now adjoined for the summer.
     With Brown & Cohen Account Manager Kendra Dubyk, met with Donald Wallace and Catherine Shearer-
     Kudel to discuss the fall program of the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy. Had very good
     discussions on a number of activities.
     Working with PEO Communications Manager David Smith, PEO Chapter Manager Matthew Ng, P.Eng.,
     Brenda Caplan, Executive Assistant to the President, and President Karakatsanis on confirming September
     16 as the date for the Queen‟s Park Annual PEO Reception. Brown & Cohen Account Manager Kendra
     Dubyk has submitted the application to Queen's Park for booking. We have also confirmed October 14 at
     PEO for the PEO Candidate College, which will be held in conjunction with Engineers Canada to encourage
     engineers to seek public office.
     Confirmed meeting with Donald Wallace, Executive Director for the Ontario Centre for Engineering and
     Public Policy, Edwina McGroddy, OSPE Centre of Excellence for the Ontario Society of Professional
     Engineers, and Angela Shama, P.Eng., CEO of OSPE to discuss policy training.
     Made contributions to the Progressive Conservative leadership campaigns of both Tim Hudak, MPP
     (Niagara West-Glanbrook), and Frank Klees, MPP (Newmarket-Aurora). They finished in the first and
     second positions in the leadership convention in Markham. Had earlier made contribution to the leadership
     campaign of Christine Elliot, MPP (Whitby-Oshawa). Congratulations are in order to Mr. Hudak on his
     victory. He succeeds John Tory as leader. We are following up to set up a meeting with Mr. Hudak for PEO
     to brief on the latest activities of the PEO GLP. Attorney-General Chris Bentley (London West) represented
     the government at the PC convention.
     Forwarded new cabinet line-up to PEO Management. No new appointments were made. Research and
     Innovation Minister John Wilkinson, MPP, took on responsibilities as Minister of Revenue with the goal of
     helping inform the public on the benefits of the new Harmonized Sales Tax being introduced in July 2010.
     Met with Alexandra Moore, engineering graduate from the University of Western Ontario, to discuss the
     GLP. Originally met Ms. Moore at Deputy Premier George Smitherman‟s recent Green Energy Act event
     and offered our assistance in getting more involved in PEO.
     Confirmed plans with Brenda Caplan for Media Training for PEO President Catherine Karakatsanis, P.Eng.,
     for August 12.
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