The review committee has a mandate to give anyone who so requests (and who requested the syndic to conduct an inquiry) an opinion on the syndic’s decision not to file a complaint against a member of the Order. The mandate of the Committee is spelled out in sections 123.3 through 123.5 of the Professional code.
When the syndic decides not to lodge a complaint with the disciplinary council, the person who requested an inquiry may request an opinion from the Review committee within 30 days after the date of receipt of the syndic's decision.
The Review committee must inform the person who requested an inquiry of his right to submit observations at any time before the opinion is given. The review committee shall give its opinion within 90 days after the date of receipt of the request in writing, after examining the record and the documents that a syndic is required to send the review committee, and after hearing the syndic and the person who requested an inquiry, if it decides to hear them.
In its opinion, the review committee must either:
- find that there is no cause to lodge a complaint with the disciplinary council; or
- suggest that the syndic complete the inquiry and subsequently render a new decision as to whether or not to lodge a complaint; or
- find that there is cause to lodge a complaint with the disciplinary council and suggest that a syndic ad hoc be appointed who, after an inquiry, if he decides to hold one, will decide whether or not to lodge a complaint.
The review committee may also suggest that a syndic refer the record to the Professional inspection committee.
The review committee must send its opinion to the person who requested an inquiry and the syndic without delay.
The committee is made up of two geologists and one person representing the public appointed by the government.
- Myles A. Carter, géo., président du comité
- Claude M. David, géo.
- Arthur Duquette, géo.
- Christian Lefebvre, géo.
- Jocelyne Blouin, administratrice nommée