22 Jun 2011

As part of the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Partners’ Annual General Meeting, which was held in Québec City from June 3-5, 2011, four Partners received recognition awards for their outstanding contribution in an array of categories, including professional excellence, business development, social and community involvement, and sharing and cooperation.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is very proud to recognize the talent of its Partners and congratulates them for their commendable commitment and contribution.

 

Jacques-Raymond Award for Professional Excellence
Highlights the exceptional contribution of a Partner whose expertise and outstanding professional achievements serve as both an example and inspiration to colleagues.
Richard W. Grenier, CA
Assurance
Thetford Mines

 

Serge Saucier Award for Business Development
Highlights a Partner whose contribution has led to the Firm’s growth and strategic positioning and whose business development initiatives have yielded tangible results.
Bernard Grandmont, CA
Assurance
Brossard

 

Award for Social and Community Involvement
Recognizes the sustained social and community involvement of a Partner in connection with a social issue or humanitarian cause.
Emilio B. Imbriglio, CA, CFE
Corporate Finance Consulting
Montréal

 

Award for Sharing and Collaboration
Honours a Partner whose exceptional team spirit actively contributes to the promotion and integration of a business culture focussed on sharing and cooperation.
Marc Legendre, CA, FCA
Assurance
Granby

 

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14 Jun 2011

NEWS RELEASE – For immediate distribution

“We’re proud to have supported the Quebec government in concluding the financing of this innovative, landmark project.”
– Emilio B. Imbriglio, Chairman of the Board, Partner, Founder and Head of the Infrastructure Financing team

Montreal, June 14, 2011—Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton welcomes the conclusion of the financial agreement for the construction of the new Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM). This event concludes several years of intense work and collaboration by all major stakeholders and advisors and marks the beginning of construction of this major project of unprecedented complexity in Canada. Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton acted as strategic advisor to the Quebec government and played a leading role.

“Our infrastructure financing team has been involved in the CHUM project from the outset. We are pleased to have been able to contribute our know-how and expertise in the field of public infrastructure financing to a project that is of crucial importance to Montreal and to Quebec as a whole,” said the Chairman of the Board of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Partner, Founder and Leader of the Public Infrastructure Group, Emilio B. Imbriglio.

The Firm advised Infrastructure Quebec throughout the process and took a lead role on the financial negotiations leading to the signing of the agreement, in addition to setting up the financing and procurement structure for the mega-hospital and its research centre. “More than 20 Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton consultants worked on this huge project, including several health infrastructure specialists. This teamwork showcases our firm’s expertise and skill in strategic advice for projects of importance to our society. It’s also one of the world’s largest healthcare projects, only made possible through a blend of local and international expertise,” added the Infrastructure Consulting Services Partner, Sam Pickering.

“Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s added value in negotiating and implementing public-private partnership projects lies not only in its in-depth knowledge of corporate financing and issues associated with the development of new public infrastructures, but also in its capacity to put together multidisciplinary teams capable of addressing the challenges inherent in each type of project, in fields as varied as healthcare, transportation, public safety, infrastructures and information technologies, among others,” concluded Mr. Imbriglio.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton: Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has become one of the international leaders in assurance, taxation, consulting, and recovery and reorganization services. The Firm owes it success to more than 2,000 employees across Canada, including more than 225 partners in over 90 offices in Quebec, eastern Ontario and New Brunswick. For more than 30 years, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has been a member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, offering its clientele access to the expertise of member and corresponding firms in over 100 countries. Grant Thornton Raymond Chabot Infrastructure Inc. works across Canada and is headquartered in Montreal.

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Information:

Francis Letendre
Public Relations Consultant
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Tel.: 514-390-4201
Cell.: 514-554-1685
[email protected]
www.rcgt.com

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14 Jun 2011

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to launch its brand new, entirely revamped Internet site, rcgt.com, which highlights its experts’ skills and knowledge sharing using social media. You will be able to comment on the many articles and publications that are regularly posted on rcgt.com.

The rcgt.com Web site provides you with expert advice and hundreds of assurance, taxation and consulting services. Recognized for almost 65 years for our thoroughness, we also ensure that we are up-to-date with our clients’ needs and that we provide them with efficient tools. Our priorities—people, clients and employees—are reflected on this new Internet site with its focus on social media and the expertise of our professionals and Partners.

What’s new, interesting AND useful?

You can quickly contact our Partners through the short bio describing their expertise. You can also easily find one of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s 90 offices as well as those from the Grant Thornton network under the “Network” section powered by Google Map. This and much more on our new, dynamic Web site that is constantly evolving!

See you soon!

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10 Jun 2011

June 1, 2011 was the date of the breakfast-conference entitled Tax Planning for the Acquisition of a Property in Florida, presented by Éric Labelle, International Tax Partner with the Montréal office.

Led by Daniel Lachapelle, Montréal Taxation Partner, the event took place at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montréal and brought together more than 150 participants, who received our expert’s advice on U.S. estate taxes and the various possibilities for owning property to reduce the tax impacts. Farid Ghali, Montréal Assurance Partner, was also on hand to share his knowledge of the U.S. real estate market and answer participants’ questions at the end of the presentation.

To learn more about this subject, consult our June 2011 Tax Bulletin!