Maharem, Abdelaziz

Hearing dates: Sept. 26, 2018, Sept. 27, 2018, Sept. 28, 2018

Summary of Allegations

As a result of a referral by the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee, it is alleged that Mr. Maharem committed professional misconduct in that he

  • Failed to provide to the Registrar the details of a charge against him under the Criminal Code of Canada, as set out in an information sworn on or about August 11, 2014, namely a charge relating to the offence of sexual assault;
  • Failed to provide to the Registrar the details of a finding of guilt made against him on or about May 19, 2016,* namely a finding that he committed the offence of sexual assault, within 30 days of that finding, as required by the By-Laws of the Ontario College of Pharmacists;
  • On or about June 16, 2014, he inappropriately touched [Name];
  • In written and/or electronic material he submitted to the College during the renewals of his certificate of registration in or about February 2015 and February 2016, he indicated to the College that he was not the subject of a current proceeding in respect of any offence in any jurisdiction, whereas he knew this information was false or misleading, in that he was the subject of a criminal proceeding in respect of a charge under the Criminal Code of Canada, as set out in an information sworn on or about August 11, 2014.

In particular, it is alleged that he

  • Contravened a term, condition or limitation imposed on his certificate of registration
  • Failed to maintain the standards of the profession
  • Signed or issued, in his professional capacity, a document that he knew contained a false or misleading statement
  • Engaged in conduct relevant to the practice of pharmacy that, having regard to all of the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members of the profession as disgraceful, dishonourable and/or unprofessional

* Note: this conviction was set aside following an appeal, and a new trial was ordered.