Notice of suspension of the certificate
of Mr. Guy Turgeon
NOTICE is hereby given that Mr. Guy Turgeon, affiliated real estate agent (Certificate No. C9009), formerly employed by or authorized to act on behalf of Re/Max Avantages inc., chartered real estate broker (Certificate No. A3730), whose establishment is located at 9201, boul. du Centre-Hospitalier in Charny, has been found guilty by the Discipline Committee of the Association des courtiers et agents immobiliers du Québec of the offences summarized below:
1st count: During the months of January, February and March 2004, committing an act that is derogatory to the honour and dignity of the profession and 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 leading the public to believe, by the presence of signs, that the services of a chartered real estate broker had been retained for the sale of parcels of land and would be used for the pre-contracts, the whole contrary to sections 1 and 13 of the Rules of Professional Ethics of the ACAIQ.
2nd count: On March 8, 2004, prior to the signing of a private offer to purchase concerning a parcel of land, failing to disclose, without delay and in writing, according to the terms of sections 81 and following of the By-Law of the ACAIQ, to the prospective buyer concerned by this offer, his quality as affiliated real estate agent and the interest he held or intended to acquire, directly or indirectly, in this parcel of land, the whole contrary to section 22 of the Real Estate Brokerage Act.
3rd count: On or around April 26, 2004, failing to ensure that the prospective buyer was able to exercise his right of withdrawal from a private offer to purchase dated March 8, 2004 concerning a parcel of land, namely by neglecting or refusing to follow up on requests from his attorney demanding that the defendant and a legal person in which the defendant was president, director and majority shareholder, to reimburse the $10,000 paid by the prospective buyer upon signing of this private offer to purchase, the whole contrary to the second paragraph of section 22 of the Real Estate Brokerage Act and sections 1 and 13 of the Rules of Professional Ethics of the ACAIQ.
On May 16, 2006, the Discipline Committee ordered a suspension of Mr. Guy Turgeon’s certificate for a period of twelve (12) months for all three counts of the complaint, 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. June 26, 2006. The suspension of Mr. Guy Turgeon’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 twelve (12) months.
This notice is given in accordance with section 137 of the Real Estate Brokerage Act (R.S.Q., c. C-73.1).
Brossard, June 26, 2006
Discipline Committee Secretary