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Pickering man fined $10,000 for illegal use of P.Eng.

April 23, 2019

Working as a “construction superintendent” the individual used the title “P.Eng.” in 40 emails between May, 2016 and June 2017.

Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), the provincial regulator, has announced that on March 27th, the Ontario Court of Justice at Toronto fined Cosimo “Cosmo” Polidoro $10,000 after his guilty plea to one count of breaching the Professional Engineers Act by using the title “P.Eng.”

PEO notes that between May 12, 2016 and June 15, 2017, Polidoro was working as a “construction superintendent” and used the title “P.Eng.” in 40 emails that addressed day-to-day operations on a construction project.

On March 7, 2019, Her Worship Justice of the Peace Lurdes M. Cruz convicted Polidoro of one count of breaching section 40(2)(a) of the Professional Engineers Act, which strictly prohibits use of the title “P.Eng.” by any person who is not the holder of a licence or a temporary licence.

Polidoro was previously convicted of three counts of breaching the Professional Engineers Act on March 14, 2016 and fined $6,000.


Nick Hambleton, associate counsel, regulatory compliance, represented PEO in this matter.



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