Notice of suspension of the certificate
of Mr. Raymond Duclos
NOTICE is hereby given that Mr. Raymond Duclos, chartered real estate broker (Certificate No. C1301), formerly employed by or authorized to act on behalf of Immeubles Sherbrooke, whose establishment is located at 200, rue du Bord de l’Eau in Sainte-Catherine-de-Hatley, 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: on or around September 25, 2002, participating in an act or practice in real estate matters which may be illegal or which may cause prejudice to the public or to the profession, namely by authorizing the illegal or premature withdrawal from the trust account of the brokerage firm which he managed of a sum totalling $1,415, the whole contrary to sections 1 and 13 of the Rules of Professional Ethics of the ACAIQ.
3rd count: on or around October 10, 2002, misrepresenting information during an inquiry conducted by the syndic, namely by falsely stating the following:
“When the syndic mentioned a withdrawal of $1,415 from the trust account in September that did not seem to be linked to any transaction, I immediately contacted the bank and had the error corrected. I was not aware of this withdrawal from the account and everything was done by the bank without my authorization”;
the whole contrary to section 55 of the Rules of Professional Ethics of the ACAIQ.
On December 21, 2005, the Discipline Committee ordered a suspension of Mr. Raymond Duclos’ certificate for a period of six months on the 1st count of the complaint, and for a period of six months on the 3rd count of the complaint, to be served consecutively, 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 10, 2006. The suspension of Mr. Raymond Duclos’ chartered real estate broker certificate will therefore become effective whenever he applies for reinstatement of his certificate or the issuance of a new certificate, for a period of one year.
This notice is given in accordance with section 137 of the Real Estate Brokerage Act (R.S.Q., c. C-73.1).
Brossard, February 10, 2006
Discipline Committee Secretary