Summary of Decision re: Donald E. Webster
The decision at issue concerns a complaint filed against Mr. Webster, formerly a CPA, CA, on referral by the Practice Inspection Committee of CPA Nova Scotia.
The complaint alleged that Mr. Webster failed to correct significant deficiencies identified in practice inspections in 2015, 2017 and 2020. The investigation found that he also:
Following its investigation of the complaint, the Investigation Panel referred charges to the Discipline Committee on the basis that there was sufficient evidence to prove that Mr. Webster’s conduct was in contravention of the following sections of the CPA Nova Scotia Act and Code of Professional Conduct:
Summary of Disposition
Mr. Webster entered into a Settlement Agreement with CPA Nova Scotia which was then recommended by the Investigation Panel to the Hearing Panel in accordance with the procedures set out in the CPA Nova Scotia by-laws. He admitted the conduct alleged in the charges.
The Hearing Panel of CPA Nova Scotia accepted the admissions of Mr. Webster and approved the Agreement. The Settlement Agreement includes the following disposition:
The Hearing Panel approved the Settlement Agreement in an oral decision on October 25, 2022, and issued its written decision and Order approving the Settlement Agreement on November 4, 2022.