Toronto – Further to the previous conviction and sentencing of Ronald Greenwood in relation to the failure of MKI Travel and Conference Management Inc. (“MKI”), Mr. Greenwood brought a proceeding in the Ontario Court of Appeal for the Court’s permission to hear a further appeal of his conviction and sentence.

On December 20, 2017, the Court denied this request and upheld the convictions entered March 10, 2017 and the sentence imposed on September 7, 2017 to:
 

  1. 18 months jail for each of the three (3) convictions. These jail sentences are to be served concurrently;
     
  2. Pay restitution in the amount of $2,036,933 to the Travel Industry Council of Ontario Compensation Fund.
     

The sentence was imposed in relation to the Ontario Court of Justice earlier finding that Ronald Greenwood was guilty of:
 

  1. Two (2) Counts of failing to prevent MKI from committing an offence of failing to deposit trust funds into the trust account (section 27(3) of Ontario Regulation 26/05 made under the Travel Industry Act, 2002 (the “Regulation”));
     
  2. One (1) Count of failing to prevent MKI from committing an offence of failing to obtain the Registrar’s consent in advance of opening a second trust account (section 27(4) of the Regulation);
     

MKI was a registered travel agent and wholesaler under the Act whose registration was voluntarily terminated effective May 13, 2013. MKI operated in Ottawa.  Ronald Greenwood was a director of MKI. The Ontario Travel Industry Compensation Fund paid a claim in excess of $2 million related to the closure of MKI.

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 www.tico.ca or email TICO at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Mr. Richard Smart, President & C.E.O. or Dorian Werda, Vice President, Operations

Tel: (905) 624-6241 / Toll Free: 1-888-451-TICO