• We are privileged with the task of protecting the public. As an organization, we can achieve that with practicing Engineers leading the organization. Engineers involved in other professions are less aware of challenges facing practicing engineers, the profession and public safety. Self‐Regulation means that Engineers must lead PEO.
  • PEAK is not effective or even necessary. The same goes with CPD. The PEAK program is a poorly conceived plan to encourage engineers to keep pace with changing technology. CPD was a sloppy response to the government with regards to Elliot Lake & Belanger Report. The fact of the matter is that PEO has lost its way. This was our golden opportunity to go after Exclusive right to practice and creation of more specific designations. Engineers due to the nature of their job constantly have to self study, take courses and obtain various certifications throughout their career in order to maintain their employment or keep their business comparative. PEAK and CPD are simply waste of membership MONEY.
  • PEO needs fresh blood, fresh ideas and a fresh way of approach to govern the profession so that “Licensed” members are the only people in our society allowed to practice engineering. We need strong lobbying power. PEO must work jointly with OSPE to plan the next battle against the Industrial Exception.
  • We need better enforcement. Engineering work must only be done by PEO “licensed” engineers. We need to review the enforcement and provide them with proper tools to perform their tasks. We must understand what is preventing PEO from proper enforcement.
  • We live in a culturally diverse community with an ever expanding complexity in the practice of Engineering. Our committees and boards should reflect that cultural and engineering practice diversity. The current PEO structure can no longer cope with governing an increasingly complex profession. A Software Engineer and a Structural engineer are as similar as a Pharmacist and a Dentist. Yet, medical practices have totally separate governing bodies per discipline under the one Health Disciplines Act. It is time for PEO to re‐structure along these lines to create two tier governance, like the Canadian Federal vs Provincial governments. This is the only way PEO’s ‘upper’ governing Council will have the depth of understanding to respond to the issues of every engineering practice. The College of Trades formed in 2009 also has this multi‐tier governance for over 500,000 members. There are 156 Trades, 23 of them have Compulsory membership (are ‘licensed’). If the Trades can organize themselves this way, why can’t Engineers?