October 23, 2017 – Mark Van WATTEGHEM

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. 75 – breach of probation under the Provincial Offences Act, 1990.

Summary: On July 5, 2017, as a result of a complaint from the public, Ontario College of Trades inspectors conducted an inspection at a residential dwelling located in Windsor, ON. The inspectors determined that Mark Van Watteghem was installing a new residential air conditioning unit while he did not hold a Certificate of Qualification or a Statement of Membership in the compulsory trade of refrigeration and air conditioning systems mechanic (313A) 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 October 23, 2017, Mark Van Watteghem was convicted of the charges in a Windsor court and was ordered to pay a fine of $5,500 plus a $1,250 victim fine surcharge. In addition, the court issued a new two-year probation order for Mark Van Watteghem.

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