Notice of suspension of the certificate
of Mr. Normand Véronneau
NOTICE is hereby given that Mr. Normand Véronneau, affiliated real estate agent (Certificate No. B4944), formerly employed by or authorized to act on behalf of Les Immeubles les Associés inc., chartered real estate broker (Certificate No. A2853), whose establishment is located at 1048 Curé-Labelle Blvd. in Blainville, has notably been found guilty by the Discipline Committee of the Association des courtiers et agents immobiliers du Québec of the offences summarized below:
1st count: As of June 21, 2002, with respect to an immovable, failing to demonstrate integrity, courtesy or a spirit of cooperation, using unfair practices, seeking to gain an unfair advantage over another member, namely by:
a) participating in discussions on ways to escape the obligation to pay compensation to the chartered real estate agent’s broker;
b) having the owner, represented by an authorized person, sign a brokerage contract with the purpose of carrying out a sale with a third party;
knowing that such third party, through her representative, had been interested in the immovable while the brokerage contract held by the former broker and ending June 21, 2002 was in force, the whole contrary to sections 1 and 43 of the Rules or Professional Ethics of the ACAIQ.
2nd count: As of June 21, 2002, with respect to an immovable, failing to practice his profession with prudence, diligence and competence, participating in an act in real estate matters which may be illegal or which cause prejudice to the public or to the profession and failing to advise and inform with objectivity his client and a party to a transaction referred to in section 1 of the Act, namely by:
a) representing to the seller and to the buyer that the signing of a brokerage contract with his own broker would protect the seller in case the former broker claimed compensation following the sale of the immovable;
b) having the owner, represented by an authorized person, sign a brokerage contract with the purpose of carrying out a sale with the buyer;
the whole contrary to section 1, 13 and 26 of the Rules of Professional Ethics of the ACAIQ.
On January 12, 2006, the discipline Committee ordered a suspension of Mr. Normand Véronneau’s certificate for a period of thirty (30) days on these counts of the complaint, to be served concurrently and to take effect whenever he applies for reinstatement of his certificate or the issuance of a new certificate.
The decision of the Discipline Committee is enforceable from the date of the appeals deadline, i.e. February 23, 2006. The suspension of Mr. Normand Véronneau’s affiliated real estate agent certificate will therefore become effective whenever he applies for reinstatement of his certificate or the issuance of a new certificate, for a period of thirty (30) days.
This notice is given in accordance with section 137 of the Real Estate Brokerage Act (R.S.Q., c. C-73.1).
Brossard, February 23, 2006
Discipline Committee Secretary