November 7, 2017 – Raymond MICHEL

Charges: Part III Provincial Offences Act summons for offences under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009, sec. 2 – individual engaging in compulsory trade – without Certificate of Qualification that is not suspended; sec. 5 – unauthorized use of the title of a compulsory trade to describe himself or herself in his or her work; sec. 6 – represent or hold out expressly or by implication that he or she is a member of the College; and sec. 75 – breach of probation order under the Provincial Offences Act, 1990.

Summary: On March 24, 2017, Ontario College of Trades inspectors contacted Raymond Michel inquiring about a shower installation. The inspectors determine that one individual was performing plumbing work and holding himself out as a plumber while he did not hold a Certificate of Qualification or a Statement of Membership in the compulsory trade of plumber (306A) that is not suspended, and while he was not an apprentice in the trade working pursuant to a registered training agreement that is not suspended.

On November 7, 2017, Raymond Michel was convicted of the charges in a Cornwall court and was ordered to pay a fine of $5,000 plus a $875 victim fine surcharge. In addition, the court issued a new two-year probation order for Raymond Michel.

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