Convictions

Knowing and understanding your responsibilities are the first steps. You must also be able and willing to meet each of those obligations. There are offences in the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 for not meeting your obligations, and a court may impose fines and restitution orders upon conviction.

Conviction notices will remain on our website for two years.

October 2021

October 26: Randy Ryley fined $5,000

On October 26, 2021, Randy Ryley of Omemee, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of willfully failing to inform the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of a material change in circumstances in connection with his entitlement to benefits.  This is a violation under section 149(2) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.   

On a joint sentencing submission, Randy Ryley was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay-Kawartha Lakes, to pay a fine of $5,000 plus 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within six (6) months.

September 2021

September 10: Jacks Cantina Limited fined $4,000

On September 10, 2021, Jacks Cantina Limited in Niagara Falls, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to give the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board a statement setting out the total wages earned by all workers or premiums owed. This is a violation under section 152(1.1) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Jacks Cantina Limited was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Welland, to pay a fine of $4,000 plus 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within sixty (60) days.

September 10: Stouffville Glass Inc. fined $3,250

On September 10, 2021, Stouffville Glass Inc., of Stouffville, Ontario pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three (3) days after learning of an accident to a worker. This is a violation under section 152(3) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Stouffville Glass Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket, to pay a fine of $3,250 plus 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within ninety (90) days.

August 2021

August 9: WF BAKERY INC. formally WESTON FOODS (Canada) INC. fined $450,000

On August 9, 2021, WF BAKERY INC. formally WESTON FOODS (Canada) INC. in Sudbury, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of Claim Suppression, having taken action with the intent of discouraging or preventing a worker from filing a claim for benefits.   This is a violation under section 155.1 of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, WF BAKERY INC. formally  WESTON FOODS (Canada) INC. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Sudbury, to pay a fine $450,000 plus 25% Victim Fine Surcharge and court costs, payable within 90 days.

July 2021

July 21: Christopher Robinson fined $3,000

On July 21, 2021, Christopher Robinson of Bowmanville, Ontario pleaded guilty to one (1) count of knowingly making a false or misleading statement or representation to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board in connection with his claim for benefits.  This is a violation under s. 149(1) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Christopher Robinson was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Whitby to pay a fine of $3,000,  payable within 90 days.  

July 13: Aqib Rahman fined $5,000

On July 13, 2021, Aqib Rahman of Mississauga, Ontario,  pleaded guilty to one (1) count of knowingly making a false or misleading statement or representation to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board in connection to his entitlement for benefits, and one (1) count of willfully failing to inform the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of a material change in circumstances in connection with his entitlement to benefits. These are violations under section 149(1) and 149(2) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Aqib Rahman was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, to pay fines totaling $5,000 plus 25% Victim Fine Surcharge and court costs, payable within two (2) years.

June 2021

June 24: Senton Incorporated o/a Senton Printing & Packaging fined $15,000

On June 24, 2021, Senton Incorporated o/a Senton Printing & Packaging located in London, Ontario pleaded guilty to two (2) counts of failing to give the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board a statement setting out the total wages earned by all workers or premiums owed.  This is a violation under s. 152 (1.1) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Senton Incorporated o/a Senton Printing & Packaging was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in London to pay fines totaling $15,000 plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within twelve (12) months.

June 14: Neil Courville fined $1,800

On June 14, 2021, Neil Courville of St. Charles, Ontario, operating as Neil's Window Washing, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three (3) days after learning of an accident to a worker.   This is a violation under section 152(3) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Neil Courville was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Sudbury, to pay a fine of  $1,800 plus 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 12 months.

May 2021

May 28: Gobinath Kumarasamy fined $2,200

On May 28, 2021, Gobinath Kumarasamy of Toronto, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of willfully failing to inform the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of a material change in circumstances in connection with his entitlement to benefits. This is a violation under section 149(2) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Gobinath Kumarasamy was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto, to pay a fine  $2,200 plus 25% Victim Fine Surcharge and court costs, payable within six (6) months. 
 

May 11: Mifaret Ismailovska fined $15,000

On May 11th, 2021, Mifaret Ismailovska pleaded guilty to one (1) count of willfully failing to inform the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of a material change in circumstances in connection with her entitlement to benefits.  This is a violation under section 149(2) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Mifaret Ismailovska was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, to pay a fine of $15,000.00 plus 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within one year.  In addition to the fine imposed, the Court issued a probation order pursuant to Section 72 of the Provincial Offences Act. The probationary period was set for a period of one year, with a restitution order that requires the defendant to make restitution to the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board in the sum of $15,000.00.

March 2021

March 5: Resolute Growth Canada Inc. fined $10,600

On March 5, 2021, Resolute Growth Canada Inc. located in Thunder Bay, Ontario pleaded guilty to two (2) counts of knowingly making a false or misleading statement or representation to the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board in connection with a worker's claim for benefits.  This is a violation under s. 149(1) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Resolute Growth Canada Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay to pay fines totaling $10,600, plus 25% Victim Fine Surcharge and court costs, payable within one (1) year.

March 4: 1600832 Ontario Limited operated as Lambton Metal Service fined $15,000

On March 4 2021, 1600832 Ontario Limited operated as Lambton Metal Service in Sarnia, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of knowingly making a false or misleading statement or representation to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board in connection with a worker's claim for benefits.  This is a violation under s. 149(1) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, 1600832 Ontario Limited operating as Lambton Metal Service was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Sarnia to pay a fine of $15,000, plus 25% Victim Fine Surcharge and court costs, payable in sixty (60) days.

February 2021

February 9: Khemraj ("Danny") Persad fined $1,700

On February 9th, 2021, Khemraj ("Danny") Persad of Pickering, Ontario, operating as Royal Industrial Supplies Inc., pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to register with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board within ten days of becoming an employer. This is a violation under s. 151(1) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Khemraj ("Danny") Persad was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto, to pay a fine of $1,700, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 15 months. 

January 2021

January 18: 2503543 Ontario Inc. o/a Rob's Wicked Chicken & Wedges fined $4,000

On January 18, 2021, 2503543 Ontario Inc. o/a Rob's Wicked Chicken & Wedges in London, Ontario,  pleaded guilty to one (1) count each of failing to register with the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within ten (10) days of becoming an employer, and failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three (3) days after learning of an accident to a worker. These are violations under sections  151(1) and 152(3) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceed by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, 2503543 Ontario Inc. o/a Rob's Wicked Chicken & Wedges was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in London to pay a fines totaling $4,000.00 plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within one hundred and eighty (180) days. 
 

December 2020

December 11: TORCOM CONSTRUCTION INC. fined $4,500

On December 11th , 2020, TORCOM CONSTRUCTION INC. located in Toronto, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three days after learning of an accident to a worker. This is a violation under s. 152(3) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts. 

On a joint sentencing submission, TORCOM CONSTRUCTION INC. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto to pay a fines totaling $4,500 plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within thirty (30) days. All remaining charges against TORCOM CONSTRUCTION INC. were withdrawn.
 

October 2020

October 8: WAYNCO LIMITED fined $12,250

On October 8, 2020, WAYNCO LIMITED located in Cambridge, ON, pleaded guilty to two (2) counts of failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three days after learning of an accident to a worker. This is a violation under s. 152(3) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts. 

On a joint sentencing submission, WAYNCO LIMITED was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Burlington to pay a fines totaling $12,250 plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within six (6) months. All remaining charges against WAYNCO LIMITED were withdrawn.

March 2020

March 6: Samantha Cousineau o/a HOS Contracting fined $2,750

On March 6, 2020, Samantha Cousineau o/a HOS Contracting located at 6 St. Antoine Crescent in Hillsdale, ON, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board within three days after learning of an accident to a worker. This is a violation under s.152(3) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Samantha Cousineau o/a HOS Contracting was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie to pay a fine of $2,750, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 12 months.

 

February 2020

February 28: Multiseal Inc. fined $13,500

On February 28, 2020, Multiseal Inc. located at 4255 Weston Road in Toronto, pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly making a false or misleading statement or representation to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board in connection with a worker's claim for benefits. This is a violation under s.149(1) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Multiseal Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto (York Civic Centre) to pay a fine of $13,500, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable in 30 days.

February 5: Wayne's Tire Sales Inc. fined $750

On February 5, 2020, Wayne's Tire Sales Inc. located at 696 Muskoka Rd. North, Gravenhurst, ON, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board within three days after learning of an accident to a worker. This is a violation under s.152(3) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Wayne's Tire Sales Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge to pay a fine of $750, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge payable within 6 months.

 

January 2020

January 20: Coco Paving Inc. fined $1,000

On January 20, 2020, Coco Paving Inc. located at 485 Little Baseline Road, Tecumseh, ON, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to provide required information pertaining to a workplace injury to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. This is a violation under s.152(3) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Coco Paving Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Windsor to pay a fine of $1,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 6 months.

 

December 2019

December 20: Brenda Potter fined $15,000

On December 20, 2019, Brenda Potter pleaded guilty to three counts of knowingly making a false or misleading statement or representation to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board in connection with Johnny Potter's claim for benefits. These are violations under s.149(1) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Brenda Potter was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Cayuga to pay fines totally $15,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within one year. In addition to the fines imposed, the Court issued a Restitution Order against Brenda Potter. This order requires her to repay the sum of $120,086 to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board in its entirety on or before December 20, 2024.

December 13: Esteban Drullard Poole fined $15,000

On December 13, 2019, Esteban Drullard Poole pleaded guilty to one count of wilfully failing to inform the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of a material change in circumstances in connection with his entitlement to benefits within 10 days after the change occurred. This is a violation under s.149(2) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts. 

On a joint sentencing submission, Esteban Drullard Poole was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto (York Civic Centre) to pay a fine of $15,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within one year.  In addition to the fine imposed, the Court issued a probation order pursuant to Section 72 of the Provincial Offences Act. The probationary period was set for a period of one year with the following statutory conditions:

(a) the defendant shall not commit the same or any related or similar offence, or any offence under a statute of Canada or Ontario or any other province of Canada that is punishable by imprisonment;
(b) the defendant shall appear before the court as and when required; and
(c) the defendant shall notify the court of any change in his address.

As part of the probation order, the Court also ordered a restitution order against Esteban Drullard Poole. This order requires the defendant to repay the sum of $15,860.49 to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.

December 6: UDI Comprehensive Hearing Services Limited fined $12,000

On December 6, 2019, UDI Comprehensive Hearing Services Limited located at 105-8333 Weston Road in Woodbridge, ON, pleaded guilty to four counts of knowingly making a false or misleading statement or representation to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board to obtain payment for goods or services. These are violations under s.149(4) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, UDI Comprehensive was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket to pay fines totalling $12,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 12 months.

December 3: 2381584 Ontario Inc. o/a Active Employment Services fined $4,500

On December 3, 2019, 2381584 Ontario Inc. o/a Active Employment Services located at 2565 Steeles Avenue East in Brampton, ON, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board within three days after learning of an accident to a worker. This is a violation under s.152(3) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, 2381584 Ontario Inc. o/a Active Employment Services was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton to pay a fine of $4,500, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 120 days.