Toronto– John Douglas Mills, Sole Proprietor operating as Algonquin Travel, plead guilty and was convicted of one (1) count of failing to deposit customer funds into the trust account, contrary to section 27(3) of Ontario Regulation 26/05 made under the Travel Industry Act, 2002 (the Act).  Mr. Mills was a registrant under the Act and terminated his registration on June 4, 2015.  Mr. Mills operated in Oshawa and elsewhere in Ontario.

The plea and conviction under the Act was joined with the plea and conviction of one (1) count of Possession Over $5,000 under the Criminal Code of Canada.  Mr. Mills was sentenced on both charges as follows:

1.     Four months custody to be served conditionally in the community;

2.     Two (2) years Probation with the condition (in addition to statutory conditions) not to be employed in the travel industry with or without remuneration;

3.     Stand alone Restitution Orders for $10,200 (relating to the Criminal charge) and $8,084.58 (relating to the charge under the Act).

Formed in 1997, TICO is a not-for-profit corporation wholly financed by Ontario-registered travel agents and wholesalers.  It administers the Travel Industry Act, 2002 and the Ontario Travel Industry Compensation Fund.  TICO may be contacted at (905) 624-6241 or 1-888-451-TICO.  Visit TICO’s website at or email TICO at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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