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.

November 2022

November 4: T. E. Parolin & Son Motor Car Sales Ltd. Fined $3,000

On November 4, 2022, T. E. Parolin & Son Motor Car Sales Ltd. of North Bay, 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 & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, T. E. Parolin & Son Motor Car Sales Ltd. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in North Bay, to pay a fine of $3,000, payable within six (6) months.

October 2022

October 14: 2317851 Ontario Inc. operating as Antalya Construction fined $4,000

On October 14, 2022, 2317851 Ontario Inc. operating as Antalya Construction in North York, Ontario pleaded guilty to one (1) count 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 & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, 2317851 Ontario Inc. operating as Antalya Construction was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto to pay a fine of $4,000, payable within one (1) year.

September 2022

September 22: JC Millwrights Inc. fined $18,000

On September 22, 2022, JC Millwrights Inc. of Listowel, 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, and 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 owned. These are violations under sections 152(3) and 152(1.1) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint submission, JC Millwrights Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford, to pay fines totaling $18,000, payable within six (6) months.

September 1: 2651548 Ontario Limited fined $3,000

On September 1, 2022, 2651548 Ontario Limited of Toronto, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to register with the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within ten days of becoming an employer. This is a violation under s. 151(1) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, 2651548 Ontario Limited was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto, to pay a fine totaling $3,000, payable within one (1) year.

September 1: Nelson Botelho operating as Lions Drain and Concrete fined $4,500

On September 1, 2022, Nelson Botelho operating as Lions Drain and Concrete in Toronto, Ontario pleaded guilty to one (1) count 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 & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Nelson Botelho operating as Lions Drain and Concrete was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto to pay a fine totaling $4,500, payable within one (1) year.

July 2022

July 28: 11785842 Canada Ltd operating as Right Custom Homes was fined $5,000

On July 28, 2022, 11785842 Canada Ltd. of Hamilton, Ontario, operating as Right Custom Homes, 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 & Insurance Act.

11785842 Canada Ltd. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Hamilton, to pay a fine of $5,000, payable within thirty (30) days.

June 2022

June 14: 2465743 Ontario Inc. fined $17,000

On June 14, 2022, 2465743 Ontario Inc. of Bolton, Ontario, operating as Form X, pleaded guilty to one (1) count each of failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within 10 days of ceasing to be a Schedule 1 employer, failing to provide the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board with a statement of the total wages earned by all workers during the year and up to the date of ceasing to be a Schedule 1 employer, and failing to give the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board an annual reconciliation statement setting out the total wages earned by all workers or premiums owed.  These are violations under s. 151(2) and 152(1) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. 

On a joint sentencing submission, 2465743 Ontario Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, to pay fines totaling $17,000, payable within twelve (12) months.

May 2022

May 19: Chantale Hicks fined $7,500

On May 19, 2022 Chantale Hicks of Blackstock, 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 her 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, Chantale Hicks was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Whitby, to pay a fine of $7,500, payable within one (1) year.

May 2: Parisa Mash charged $10,000

On May 2, 2022, Parisa Mash of Barry's Bay, 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 her 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, Parisa Mash was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville, to pay a fine of $10,000 plus a 25% victim fine surcharge, payable within one (1) year.

March 2022

March 22: Gulahmed Noori fined $5,000

On March 22, 2022 Gulahmed Noori of Brampton, 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. 

Gulahmed Noori was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, to pay a fine of $5,000 plus a 25% victim fine surcharge, payable within two (2) years.

March 16: Trilinks Communications Inc. fined $4,000

On March 16, 2022, Trilinks Communications Inc. of Bownanville, 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 & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Trilinks Communications Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Whitby, to pay a fine of $4,000 plus 25% victim fine surcharge, payable within thirty (30) days.

January 2022

January 31: 8340137 Canada Inc. operating as CDN Buildings fined $5,000

On January 31, 2022, 8340137 Canada Inc. of Delhi, Ontario, operating as CDN Buildings 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 & Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

8340137 Canada Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Simcoe, to pay a fine of $5,000, payable within ninety (90) days.

January 28:  Karl Anthony Brown fined $17,500

On January 28, 2022, Karl Anthony Brown of Fort Erie, Ontario operating as Paramount Care Nursing Agency, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to register with the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within ten days of becoming an employer, 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, and one (1) count of  failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three days after learning of an accident to a worker.   These are violations under sections 151(1), 152(1.1), and 152(3) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.
 
On a joint submission, Karl Anthony Brown was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Welland, to pay fines totaling $17,500 plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within two (2) months.

January 27: AQSA Development Inc. operating as Streamrite fined $7,000

On January 27, 2022, AQSA Development Inc. operating as Streamrite in London, 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 & Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.
 
In a joint sentencing submission, AQSA Development Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in London, to pay a fine of $7,000 plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge ,payable within 180 days.

January 27: Loren Drotos also known as Mark Roberts fined $22,000

On January 27, 2022, Loren Drotos also known as Mark Roberts, being a Director of 10583910 Canada Ltd. operating as Pennards in Toronto, Ontario, was convicted of one (1) count each of knowingly authorizing, permitting or acquiescing in the commission of an offence by 10583910 Canada Ltd., by knowingly providing false or misleading information to the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board in response to a request for information from the Board, failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within 10 days of ceasing to be a Schedule 1 employer, failing to provide the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board with a statement of the total wages earned by all workers during the year and up to the date of ceasing to be a Schedule 1 employer, and failing to provide the required information pertaining to a workplace injury to the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board. These are violations under section 151(1.1), 151(2), and 152(3) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of a Trial.
 
Loren Drotos being a Director of 10583910 Canada Ltd.,  was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto to pay fines totaling $22,000, plus 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 12 months.

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 22: LIMEN ACCESS SCAFFOLD CORP fined $25,000

On February 22, 2021, LIMEN ACCESS SCAFFOLD CORP. located in Toronto, Ontario pleaded guilty to one (1) count 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, LIMEN ACCESS SCAFFOLD CORP. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto to pay a fine of  $25,000.00, plus 25% Victim Fine Surcharge fee and court costs, payable within one (1) year.

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. 

February 5: Grande Cheese Company Limited fined $9,000

On February 5, 2021, Grande Cheese Company Limited located in Woodbridge, Ontario, pled 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.

On a joint sentencing submission, Grande Cheese Company Limited was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket to pay a fine of $9,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge and $5.00 in court costs, payable within six (6) 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.