Professional Engineers Ontario

Professional Engineers Ontario

November 16, 2006 12:45 ET

PC Leader John Tory to Address Engineers in Mississauga

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 16, 2006) - On Thursday, November 23, the Honourable John Tory, Leader of Ontario PC Party and Leader of the Official Opposition, will speak to Mississauga-area engineers about the role of engineers in society and their relationship with government.

The event coincides with a campaign launched by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), the licensing and regulating body of the province's 68,000 engineers, to inform the public of government policy decisions that interfere with its statutory role to serve and protect the public where engineering is concerned.

Last month, a PEO challenge of recent amendments to the Ontario Building Code was heard in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. PEO brought the application for judicial review to clarify application of the amendments to professional engineers. The amendments purport to require PEO-licensed engineers to undergo additional external qualification processes to continue design and general review practices. The court reserved its decision on the matter.

Event details are as follows:

What:
"The Government's Connection with the Engineering Profession"
Keynote address by the Honourable John Tory,
Leader of Ontario PC Party and Leader of the Official Opposition

"The History of Engineering in the Province of Ontario"
Robert A. Goodings, P.Eng., Past President, PEO

When:
Thursday, November 23, 2006
6:00 p.m.: Registration; 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.: Keynote Address

Where:
Credit Valley Golf and Country Club, 2500 Old Carriage Road, Mississauga

More info:
Visit www.peo.on.ca.

Media are welcome to attend the presentation. To confirm your attendance please contact:

David Smith, Manager, Communications
Tel: 416-840-1068; 800-339-3716, ext.1068
E-mail: dsmith@peo.on.ca

Professional Engineers Ontario administers the Professional Engineers Act by licensing professional engineers, and setting standards for and regulating engineering in Ontario so that the public interest is served and protected. Rigorously educated, experienced, and committed to a Code of Ethics that puts the public first, licensed professional engineers can be identified by the P.Eng. after their names.
/For further information: David Smith
Manager, Communications
Tel: (416) 840-1068 or 1-800-339-3716, ext. 1068
Email: dsmith@peo.on.ca

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Contact Information

  • David Smith, Manager, Communications, Professional Engineers Ontario
    Primary Phone: 416-840-1068
    Toll-Free: 800-339-3716
    E-mail: dsmith@peo.on.ca