Montréal - The Autorité des marchés financiers (the "AMF") has launched penal proceedings in the judicial district of Québec City against Carol Voyer, Gilles Tremblay1 and Granite Sélect inc. (Granite Sélect) involving 23 charges related to illegal distributions.
More specifically, Carol Voyer is charged with ten counts: five for aiding with a distribution without a prospectus and five for illegal practice as a securities dealer. Gilles Tremblay is charged with six counts for aiding with a distribution without a prospectus and one count for illegal practice as a securities dealer. Granite Sélect is charged with six counts of making a distribution without a prospectus.
In 2015 Mr. Voyer was fined a total of almost $1 million relating to two penal proceedings.
In 2014 the Chambre de la sécurité financière ordered his registration to be cancelled This link will open in a new window for ten years and in 2012 the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) fined him $40,000 and suspended his right to practise as a dealer representative for two years.
The Autorité des marchés financiers (the "AMF") is the regulatory and oversight body for Québec's financial sector.
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1 The respondent Gilles Tremblay should not be confused with:
- Gilles Tremblay, who holds certificate 132912 in claims adjustment and is attached to the firm Expertises & Enquêtes Ouellet inc.;
- Gilles Tremblay, who is registered as a dealing representative for the investment dealer Industrial Alliance Securities Inc.;
- Raymond-Gilles Tremblay, who holds certificate 133127 in insurance of persons, is attached to the firm Services financiers Raymond-Gilles Tremblay inc., and is registered as a dealing representative for the mutual fund dealer Peak Investment Services Inc.