Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Liberal MP Majid Jowhari Apologizes for Misstating Engineering Credentials

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Liberal MP Majid Jowhari Apologizes for Misstating Engineering Credentials

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Liberal MP sorry for misstating credentials

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OTTAWA - A rookie Liberal MP has apologized for incorrectly selling himself to voters as a professional engineer during last fall's federal election campaign.

Majid Jowhari, MP for the Toronto-area riding of Richmond Hill, now says he was licensed as a professional engineer from 1995 to 1999, after which his licence was cancelled for non-payment.

Under the Professional Engineers Act, unlicensed individuals are prohibited from using the titles "engineer" and "professional engineer."

Yet Jowhari used both those terms to describe his credentials during an all-candidates debate.

As a result, Professional Engineers Ontario, the regulatory body for the profession in the province, charged Jowhari with violating the act.

However, it withdrew the charges after Jowhari agreed to pen a public letter of apology and donate $5,000 to the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education. …

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