Results of the inquiry

After having completed the inquiry, the syndic may decide:

  • if the complaint is unfounded, to close the file without taking additional measures;
  • if the evidence is insufficient, not to lodge the complaint with the Disciplinary council;
  • to take non-disciplinary action;
  • to lodge a complaint with the Disciplinary Council. 

The person who requested the inquiry is informed in writing of the syndic’s decision.

If the syndic decides not to lodge the complaint against the CPA or decides to take non-disciplinary action, the person who requested the inquiry is informed in writing of the reasons for the decision and of the option of requesting an opinion from the Review committee.

Where there are reasonable grounds to believe that the CPA's professional competence or the manner in which the CPA practices the profession should be the subject of an inspection or an inquiry, the syndic also informs the Professional inspection committee.

In cases of a serious offence and insufficient evidence, the syndic may lodge a complaint with the Disciplinary council.

Non-disciplinary action

When they are the best solution for protecting the public, non-disciplinary measures are considered, including:

  • a recommendation for a professional inspection visit;
  • warnings sent to the member;
  • a voluntary limitation of the right to practice;
  • a voluntary cessation of practice.

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