Public articles

March 30, 2020

The Court of Quebec dismissed Patrice Bissou's appeal and imposed on him a 365-day suspension and fines totalling $8,000

Patrice Bissou had been found guilty of implementing a scheme allowing him to withdraw a portion of the remuneration, the total of which represented the difference between the sellers’ floor price and the buyers’ ceiling price.

March 19, 2020

The OACIQ reacts to a report on money laundering in real estate transactions

The OACIQ, the authority of real estate brokerage in Quebec, is extremely concerned about the content of the report and reiterates that real estate brokers are required to report any risky transactions in order to protect consumers.

February 26, 2020

The OACIQ Discipline Committee has suspended François Gratton’s licence for 60 days and ordered him to pay a fine of $2,000

François Gratton’s real estate broker licence was suspended for allowing a person other than the seller to sign the Declarations by the seller of the immovable form and for making false statements to the Assistant Syndic.

February 07, 2020

The OACIQ Discipline Committee has suspended Pierre Trottier’s licence for 30 days and imposed a fine of $4,000 and a reprimand on him

The Discipline Committee has suspended Pierre Trottier’s licence and imposed a fine for failing to inform a collaborating broker of the existence of another promise to purchase he himself had received and prepared.

February 03, 2020

Call for applications

The Ministère des finances is looking for lawyers wishing to serve as chair and vice-chair on the Discipline Committee.

January 31, 2020

The OACIQ Discipline Committee has suspended Naderge Jean-Baptiste’s licence for 60 days and ordered her to pay a fine of $5,000

The Disciplinary Committee of the OACIQ suspended Naderge Jean-Baptiste's licence for implementing a "Ponzi scheme".

January 23, 2020

The OACIQ Discipline Committee has suspended Lise Desmarais’ licence for 150 days and ordered her to pay a fine of $3,000

The Court of Quebec upheld on appeal the decision of the Discipline Committee of the OACIQ that suspended Lise Desmarais’ real estate broker licence.

December 11, 2019

The OACIQ Discipline Committee has suspended Ludmilla Bulavinzeva’s licence for 45 days and ordered her to pay a fine of $4,000

The Discipline Committee has suspended Ludmilla Bulavinzeva’s licence for failing to inform two buyers of a water leak in the basement of the immovable.

December 06, 2019

Bill 16: The OACIQ pleased with measures for the protection of the public

The OACIQ warmly welcomes the adoption of Bill 16 by the National Assembly as well as the measures established to oversee co-ownership and building inspection

November 18, 2019

The OACIQ Discipline Committee has suspended Anh Tri Vo’s licence for 90 days and ordered him to pay a fine of $3,000

The Court of Quebec upheld on appeal the decision of the Discipline Committee of the OACIQ that suspended Anh Tri Vo’s real estate broker licence and fined him $3,000 for receiving remuneration without remitting it immediately to the agency he was acting for.

November 12, 2019

The OACIQ Discipline Committee has suspended Magdi Sayegh’s licence for 22 months and ordered him to pay a fine of $6,000

The Discipline Committee has suspended Magdi Sayegh’s licence for a period of 22 months and ordered him to pay a fine of $6,000, notably for using a nominee and price inflating scheme to mislead a financial institution. 

November 01, 2019

The OACIQ Discipline Committee has suspended Léo Waltzing’s licence for 60 days

The Discipline Committee of the OACIQ has suspended Léo Waltzing’s real estate broker licence for a period of 60 days, notably for failing, as agency executive officer, to ensure that the prospective buyers are informed of water infiltration problems affecting the immovable.

October 31, 2019

RDV OACIQ 2019: The quest for balance for the public

A record number of some 780 guests – brokers, agency executive officers, students and industry partners – attended the 2019 edition of the Rendez-vous of the OACIQ, the authority of real estate brokerage in Quebec.

October 30, 2019

The OACIQ takes action to increase real estate literacy

The OACIQ will hold an event at the National Assembly to discuss with elected officials the need to democratize and popularize real estate transactions with the general public.

October 11, 2019

The Quebec Court ordered the suspension of Marie-Josée Dumas’ real estate broker licence

The Court of Quebec imposed a six-year suspension period on Marie-Josée Dumas’ licence. The latter was found guilty of having been the instigator or the accomplice of a fraudulent scheme aimed at cheating a financial institution, by stealing the identity of a person and using false documents, in order to make a substantial profit on the sale of her son's house.

October 08, 2019

The OACIQ Discipline Committee suspended Carmen Doré’s licence for 60 days

Carmen Doré’s licence was suspended for 60 days for, among other things, failing to check the charges affecting an immovable and for modifying a signed document.

The OACIQ Discipline Committee suspended Patrick Galvan’s and Gilda Galvan’s licence for 30 days each

Patrick and Gilda Galvan’s real estate broker licences were suspended for a period of 30 days for abandoning the immovable they bought while they were in charge of selling it.

The OACIQ Discipline Committee suspended Sonia Carier’s licence for 90 days

The Discipline Committee of the OACIQ suspended Sonia Carier’s real estate broker licence for a period of 90 days for having minimized the scope of cannabis cultivation in a building.

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