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.

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.

 

November 2019

November 28: Dwayne MacDonald fined $3,000

On November 28, 2019, Dwayne MacDonald pleaded guilty to one count of wilfully failing to inform the Workplace Safety & 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, Dwayne MacDonald was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie to pay a fine of $3,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 12 months.

November 22: HBL Home Maintenance Specialist Inc. fined $2,000

On November 22, 2019, HBL Home Maintenance Specialist Inc. located at 335 Dain Ave, Welland, ON, pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly permitting a worker to contribute in any way toward indemnifying the employer against any liability that the employer has incurred or may incur under the insurance plan, such liability include premiums owing by an employer to the Board. This is a violation under s.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, HBL Home Maintenance Specialist Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Welland to pay a fine of $2,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 6 months.

November 21: Russell Orr fined $6,000

On November 21, 2019, Russell Orr 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 his claim for benefits. The defendant also pleaded guilty to one count of wilfully failing to inform the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of a material change in circumstances in connection with his entitlement to benefits within 10 days after the change occurred. These are violations under s.149(1) and 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, Russell Orr was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Hamilton to pay fines totalling $6,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 12 months.

November 7: 8325871 Canada Inc. fined $3,000


On November 7, 2019, 8325871 Canada Inc. located at 702 Berthiaume Rue Suite 4, Hawkesbury, 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, 8325871 Canada Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in L'Orignal to pay a fine of $3,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 15 days.

 

October 2019

October 1: 2048895 Ontario Limited o/a Fin-Aire fined $4,000

On October 1, 2019, 2048895 Ontario Limited o/a Fin-Aire located at 991 John F. Scott Road in Kingston, 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, 2048895 Ontario Limited o/a Fin-Aire was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville to pay a fine of $4,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 90 days.

 

September 2019

September 20: 1850178 Ontario Limited operating as Acura of North Toronto fined $6,000

On September 20, 2019, 1850178 Ontario Limited operating as Acura of North Toronto, located at 7064 Yonge Street in Vaughan, 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, 1850178 Ontario Limited operating as Acura of North Toronto,  was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket to pay a fine of $6,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 30 days.

September 13: Euro Shawarma Ltd. fined $1,000

On September 13, 2019, Euro Shawarma Ltd. located at 2706 Keele Street in Toronto, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to register with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board within 10 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, Euro Shawarma Ltd. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto (York Civic Centre) to pay a fine of $1,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 6 months. 

September 13: 1941388 Ontario Inc. o/a Two Brothers Shawarma and o/a Euro Shawarma fined $1,000

On September 13, 2019, 1941388 Ontario Inc. o/a Two Brothers Shawarma and o/a Euro Shawarma located at 2631 Eglinton Avenue West in Toronto, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to register with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board within 10 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, 1941388 Ontario Inc. o/a Two Brothers Shawarma and o/a Euro Shawarma was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto (York Civic Centre) to pay a fine of $1,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 6 months. 

September 11: Michael Stewart fined $1,000

On September 11, 2019, Michael Stewart, being an employer located at 136 Front Street in Bracebridge, 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, Michael Stewart was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge to pay a fine of $1,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 30 days.

 

August 2019

August 21: Garden Foods - Bolton Ltd. fined $2,500

On August 21, 2019, Garden Foods - Bolton Ltd. located at 501 Queen Street South in Bolton, 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, Garden Foods - Bolton Ltd. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Caledon East to pay a fine of $2,500, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 30 days. 

August 20: Better Start Naturals Inc. operating as Welo

On August 20, 2019, Better Start Naturals Inc. operating as Welo located at 14-3750A Laird Road in Mississauga, ON, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to register with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board within 10 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, Better Start Naturals Inc. operating as Welo was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Mississauga to pay a fine of $4,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within one year. 

August 15: 1773321 Ontario Inc. o/a TAF Staffing Company

On August 15, 2019, 1773321 Ontario Inc. o/a TAF Staffing Company located at 180 Mississauga Valley Boulevard, Mississauga, ON, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to register with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board within 10 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, 1773321 Ontario Inc. o/a TAF Staffing Company was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Hamilton to pay a fine of $2,500, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 60 days. 

August 13: Drakkar & Associes Inc./Drakkar & Partners Inc.

On August 13, 2019, Drakkar & Associes Inc./Drakkar & Partners Inc. located at 6303 Airport Road in Mississauga, 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 sentencing submissions, Drakkar & Associes Inc./Drakkar & Partners Inc. 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 30 days. 

 

July 2019

July 25: 2257444 Ontario Inc. o/a Spago Trattoria fined $14,000

On July 25, 2019, 2257444 Ontario Inc. o/a Spago Trattoria located at 690 Erie Street East in Windsor, ON, pleaded guilty to four counts of failing to submit statements of total wages earned by its workers to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. These are violations under s.152(1.1) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. 

On a joint sentencing submission, 2257444 Ontario Inc. o/a Spago Trattoria was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Windsor to pay fines totalling $14,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within one year.

July 23: IDP Group Inc./Groupe IDP Inc.

On July 23, 2019, IDP Group Inc./Groupe IDP Inc. located at 171 Main Street North in Chesterville, 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, IDP Group Inc./Groupe IDP Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall to pay a fine of $2,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 3 months.

July 12: Jireh Roofing Ltd.

On July 12, 2019, Jireh Roofing Ltd. located at 104-1B Richview Road in Etobicoke, 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. Jireh Roofing Inc. also pleaded guilty to one count of taking action with respect to one of its workers, the intent of discouraging or preventing the worker from filing a claim for benefits. These are violations under s.152(3) and 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, Jireh Roofing Ltd. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto (York Civic Centre) to pay fines totalling $12,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 18 months. 

July 5: Joao Azevedo Lopes

On July 5, 2019, Joao Azevedo Lopes 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 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, Joao Azevedo Lopes was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto (York Civic Centre) to pay a fine in the amount of $5,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 18 months. 

July 5: Andrew David Viccajee o/a Just Clean

On July 5, 2019, Andrew David Viccajee o/a Just Clean located at 59 Warner Lane in Brantford, ON, pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly providing false or misleading information to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board in response to a request for information required by the Board. This is a violation under s.151(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, Andrew Viccajee o/a Just Clean was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto (York Civic Centre) to pay a fine of $3,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 1 year.

July 5: Andrew Viccajee

On July 5, 2019, Andrew Viccajee pleaded guilty to one count of wilfully failing to inform the Workplace Safety & 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, Andrew Viccajee was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto (York Civic Centre) to pay a fine of $7,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 1 year.

July 5: Xpress Towing Inc.

On July 5, 2019, Xpress Towing Inc. located at 401 Alness Street in Toronto, 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, Xpress Towing Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto (York Civic Centre) to pay a fine of $4,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 18 months.

 

June 2019

June 28: Yuriy Akhtemiychuk fined $3,500

On June 28, 2019, Yuriy Akhtemiychuk pleaded guilty to one count of wilfully failing to inform the Workplace Safety & 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, Yuriy Akhtemiychuk was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto (York Civic Centre) to pay a fine in the amount of $3,500, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within one year.

June 4: Carl Flieler fined $3,000

On June 4, 2019, Carl Flieler 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 his claim for benefits. The defendant also pleaded guilty to one count of wilfully failing to inform the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of a material change in circumstances in connection with his entitlement to benefits within 10 days after the change occurred. These are violations under s.149(1) and 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, Carl Flieler was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville to pay a fine in the amount of $3,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 6 months. A suspended sentence was imposed on the 149(1) charge.

 

April 2019

April 26: Isabel Medeiros fined $8,000

On April 26, 2019, Isabel Medeiros 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 her 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 sentencing submissions, Isabel Medeiros was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto (York Civic Centre) to pay a fine of $8,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within one year.

April 5: Olympic Plastic Bags (1983) Ltd. fined $8,000

On April 5, 2019, Olympic Plastic Bags (1983) Ltd. located at 35 Dominion Acres in Scarborough, 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, Olympic Plastic Bags (1983) Ltd. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto (York Civic Centre) to pay a fine of $8,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 12 months. 

April 2: Mississauga Stair & Railing Inc.

On April 2, 2019, Mississauga Stair & Railing Inc. located at 3-5115 Maingate Drive in Mississauga, 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, Mississauga Stair & Railing Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Mississauga to pay a fine of $3,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within three months. 

 

March 2019

March 19: 9107509 Canada Inc. o/a Shishalicious Cafe

On March 19, 2019, 9107509 Canada Inc. o/a Shishalicious Cafe located at 5130 Dixie Road in Mississauga, ON, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to register with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board within 10 days of becoming an employer. The company also 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. These are violations under s.151(1) and s.152(3) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On sentencing submissions, 9107509 Canada Inc. o/a Shishalicious Cafe was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Mississauga to pay fines totalling $3,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within one year.

 

February 2019

February 22: Scarboro Steel Works Inc.

On February 22, 2019, Scarboro Steel Works Inc. located at 102 Manville Road in Toronto, 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, Scarboro Steel Works Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto (York Civic Centre) to pay a fine of $6,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within one month.

February 13: Belinta Construction Ltd.

On February 13, 2019, Belinta Construction Ltd. located at 20 Bermondsey Road in Toronto, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to submit a statement of total wages earned by its workers to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. This is a violation under s.152(1.1) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

Belinta Construction Ltd. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto (York Civic Centre) to pay a fine of $2,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within one year. 

February 1: Centennial Material Handling Ltd.

On February 1, 2019, Centennial Material Handling Ltd. located at 300 Bradwick Drive in Vaughan, 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, Centennial Material Handling Ltd. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket to pay a fine of $9,500, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within six months.

 

January 2019

January 25: Tri City Construction Ltd.

On January 25, 2019, Tri City Construction Ltd. located at 54 Shaft 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, Tri City Construction Ltd. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto (York Civic Centre) to pay a fine of $13,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within six months. 

January 25: James Rutherford

On January 25, 2019, James Rutherford pleaded guilty to one count of willfully failing to inform the Workplace Safety & 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, James Rutherford was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto (York Civic Centre) to pay a fine of $3,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within one year.

January 25: Soapopular Inc.

On January 25, 2019, Soapopular Inc. located at 997 The Queensway in Toronto, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to submit a statement of total wages earned by its workers to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. This is a violation under s.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, Soapopular Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto (York Civic Centre) to pay a fine of $5,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within one year.

January 18: Ali Mostaghimi Tehrani

On January 18, 2019, Ali Mostaghimi Tehrani 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 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 sentencing submissions, Ali Mostaghimi Tehrani was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket to pay a fine of $2,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within one year.

January 17: 2418972 Ontario Inc. operating as Lona Trucking

On January 17, 2019, 2418972 Ontario Inc. operating as Lona Trucking located at 8240 Gateside Place in Windsor, 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, 2418972 Ontario Inc. operating as Lona Trucking was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Windsor to pay a fine of $1,500, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within one year. 

January 8: Mansouri Group Inc.

On January 8, 2019, Mansouri Group Inc. located at #9-30 Wertheim Court in Richmond Hill, ON pleaded guilty to one count of failing to submit a statement of total wages earned by its workers to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. This is a violation under s.152(1.1) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On sentencing submissions, Mansouri Group Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket to pay a fine of $5,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 90 days.

January 8: Decon Environmental Remediation Inc.

On January 8, 2019, Decon Environmental Remediation Inc. located at 26 Holtby Ave. in Brampton, ON, pleaded guilty to one count of taking action with respect to one of its workers, the intent of discouraging or preventing the worker from filing a claim for benefits. This is a violation under s.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, Decon Environmental Remediation Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton to pay a fine of $25,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within one year.

 

December 2018

December 14: Wide Range Transportation Services Inc.

On December 14, 2018, Wide Range Transportation Services Inc. located at 689 South Service Road in Grimsby, 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, Wide Range Transportation Services Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Welland to pay a fine of $6,500, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 30 days. 

December 14: Northsheds Inc.

On December 14, 2018, Northsheds Inc. located at 21626 Hwy 48 in Mount Albert, ON, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to submit a statement of total wages earned by its workers to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. This is a violation under s.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, Northsheds Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket to pay a fine of $5,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 90 days.

December 12: Ontario Ambulance Services Inc

On December 12, 2018, Ontario Ambulance Services Inc.. located at 75 Barnesdale Ave. North in Hamilton, pleaded guilty to one count of taking action with respect to one of its workers, the intent of discouraging or preventing the worker from filing a claim for benefits. This is a violation under s.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, Ontario Ambulance Services Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Hamilton to pay a fine of $10,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 6 months.

December 11: Dibbon Foods Ltd., 1465163 Ontario Inc.

On December 11, 2018, Dibbon Foods Ltd., 1465163 Ontario Inc., 1465164 Ontario Inc. and 1549885 Ontario Inc. all operating as Subway Sandwiches & Salads, office address located at 7741 Wellington Road 22 in Guelph, ON, pleaded guilty to two counts each of failing to submit statements of total wages earned by its workers to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. These are violations under s.152(1.1) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

1573744 Ontario Inc. operating as Subway Sandwiches & Salads also pleaded guilty to one count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board within 10 days of ceasing to be a Schedule 1 employer and one count of failing to submit a statement of total wages earned by its workers to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. These are violations under s.151(2) and s.152(1.1) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.

On a joint sentencing submission, the companies were ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Kitchener/Waterloo to pay fines totalling $15,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within six months.

 

November 2018

November 26: Dustin Hughes

On November 26, 2018, Dustin Hughes pleaded guilty to one count of wilfully failing to inform the Workplace Safety & 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.

Dustin Hughes was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough to pay a fine of $3,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within one year.

November 23: Anas Woodworking Inc.

On November 23, 2018, Anas Woodworking Inc. located at 70 Belfield Road in Toronto, 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 sentencing submissions, Anas Woodworking Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto (York Civic Centre) to pay a fine of $4,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 6 months.

November 23: 8761787 Canada Inc. operating as Mermaid Luxury (Niagara Falls)

On November 23, 2018, 8761787 Canada Inc. operating as Mermaid Luxury (Niagara Falls) located at 278-4025 Dorchester Road in Niagara Falls, ON, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to submit a statement of total wages earned by its workers to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. This is a violation under s.152(1.1) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.

On sentencing submissions, 8761787 Canada Inc. operating as Mermaid Luxury was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Welland to pay a fine of $1,500, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 24 months.

November 22: Kendry Clarke

On November 22, 2018, Kendry Clarke 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 his claim for benefits. This is a violation under s.149(1) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.

On sentencing submissions on December 20, 2018, Kendry Clarke was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay to pay a fine of $4,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within one year.

November 9: Paul Nout

On November 9, 2018, Paul Nout 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 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, Paul Nout was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto (York Civic Centre) to pay a fine of $2,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within one year.