Description of wrongdoing
A disclosure received under the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (PSDPA) made three allegations that a Transport Canada manager with safety inspection responsibilities engaged in wrongdoing in the form of falsification of certificates, favouritism towards certain owners or operators, and seeking incentives to sign certifications.
Transport Canada launched an investigation. The investigation concluded that two of the three allegations were founded, viz. that the manager had issued certificates without conducting the required inspections (falsification of certificates) and had displayed favouritism towards a particular owner, e.g. by failing to invoice for services provided.
The investigation did not hear direct testimony or find documentary evidence to support the allegation that the manager had sought or received incentives to endorse or issue certificates.
The manager is no longer employed by Transport Canada.
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