Melanie Elaine Remillard - Lifetime Withdrawal from Industry
Calgary, Alberta – On October 15, 2014, Melanie Elaine Remillard, previously a real estate broker in Fort McMurray, applied to permanently withdraw from industry membership.
At the time of her application, Ms. Remillard was the subject of conduct proceedings to determine whether she:
- Failed to notify the Executive Director in writing of a change in the directors, officers or shareholders of a corporation;
- Made representations or carried on conduct that was reckless or intentional and that misled or deceived any person or was likely to do so;
- Failed to be actively engaged in the management of the real estate brokerage with which she was registered as broker;
- Failed to ensure the business of the brokerage was carried out competently and in accordance with the Act, Regulations, Rules and Bylaws;
- Failed to ensure that all monies held in trust and bank records were maintained in accordance with the Act, Regulations, Rules, Bylaws and the law as it relates to trustees;
- Failed to prepare monthly bank reconciliations for all accounts in which money was held in trust;
- Failed to notify the Executive Director in writing of the existence of a trust shortage and what steps were being taken to determine the amount of the shortage;
- Paid the brokerage's personal or general office expenses, commission or other remuneration payable to the brokerage's own authorized officials, brokers or associates out of an account in which money was held in trust.
At the time of the withdrawal application approval, there had been no disciplinary hearing, admissions or findings of fact. The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) approved Ms. Remillard’s application to withdraw and this results in a voluntary lifetime prohibition from industry membership; conduct proceedings are now discontinued.
The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is an independent, non-government agency, responsible for governing real estate, mortgage broker, and real estate appraisal industry professionals under Alberta’s Real Estate Act. RECA is mandated to protect consumers and to provide services that enhance and improve the industry and the business of industry professionals.