29 Nov 2013

It is today (November 29) that the results of the Uniform Evaluation CPA, CA path (UFE) for the 2013 chartered professional accountants—the entrance requirements for the accounting profession in Canada—were made public.

To draw attention on the exemplary success and determination of our 69 candidates who successfully passed this rigorous professional evaluation, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton will publish an advertisement in the magazine Les Affaires (December 7th edition).

See the premiere of the UFE ad (in French)

UFE: A Candidate from Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton on CICA’s Honour Roll

Among the 50 candidates who earned a place on the UFE Honour Roll of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), which recognizes the highest standings in Canada, one is a candidate from our firm: Benjamin Scharfe from the Ottawa office! On behalf of all the associates and employees, we’d like to extend our sincere congratulations for these exceptional results which certainly foreshadow a promising future!

Congratulations to everyone and hope you have a great career with us!

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27 Nov 2013
Rémi Fortin

Rémi Fortin

On November 21, École d’entrepreneurship de Beauce was the setting for the third edition of the prestigious cocktail dinner, held to benefit Fondation jeunesse Chaudière-Appalaches. Serving as honorary chair of the event was Rémi Fortin, partner at the Saint-Georges and Saint-Ephrem office.

Mr. Fortin spoke to the newspaper L’Éclaireur Progrès about his involvement: “I have already noticed the benefits of this activity, where participants can also do networking. From birth, children do not all have the same status or similar realities. They must be given a helping hand so they can take their place in society.”

About 120 business people from the region took part in this event, which raised $13,700 to support youth at risk.

For more details about our partner’s commitment to this case, see the following articles (in French only):

  • L’Éclaireur Progrès (October 2, 2013)
  • Centre Jeunesse Chaudière-Appalaches (October 2, 2013)
  • En Beauce.com (November 22, 2013)
  • Radio COOL 103,5 (November 23, 2013)

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27 Nov 2013

On November 14, the Sherbrooke office of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton grandly celebrated its 75th anniversary in Sherbrooke. Over 500 clients, business partners and employees gathered at Centre des foires de Sherbrooke to mark the firm’s involvement in the region’s business community over the years.

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Importance of community involvement

Réal Létourneau, Vice-President for the Eastern Townships region, addressed the crowd to thank them for their support and mention the importance of cooperating, sharing and being involved in the community. In an interview with the daily La Tribune, Mr. Létourneau took the opportunity to highlight the firm’s social commitment. “We believe we have played a role in the development of Sherbrooke and its community, because this firm has always sought to make a social commitment. It has always been important to be a valuable corporate citizen. There is a little bit of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton behind the region’s dynamic spirit,” Mr. Létourneau declared.

Réal Létourneau (first from the left) and partners Chantal Lessard (in the centre) and Pierre Jones (last on the right) were happy to pose with Hercule and Benoît Boulanger of Ski Sutton

Réal Létourneau (first from the left) and partners Chantal Lessard (in the centre) and Pierre Jones (last on the right) were happy to pose with Hercule and Benoît Boulanger of Ski Sutton

Generation after generation

Themed as “Au cœur des générations / Generation after Generation”, this evening was brilliantly emceed by Chantal Lessard and Pierre Jones, both partners at the Sherbrooke office. They took the opportunity to recall highlights of the firm’s history in Sherbrooke, supported by a video presentation and archival photos. The guests also enjoyed two magnificent musical performances by the Tocadéo group, reliving the past 75 years in music.

Thank you to everyone who attended, and congratulations to the entire team responsible for the organization, whose efforts made this prestigious event a success!

Read the article published in La Tribune on November 15, 2013 (in French only)

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20 Nov 2013

On November 13, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton inaugurated its new offices in Thetford Mines, with a cocktail party attended by business partners and employees.

Several distinguished guests took part in this ceremony, during which Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO, Pierre Lapointe, Regional Vice-President, and Richard W. Grenier, Managing Partner of the Thetford Mines office, each spoke. Among the dignitaries present, we should particularly mention Marc-Alexandre Brousseau, Mayor of Thetford Mines, Laurent Lessard, MNA for Lotbinière-Frontenac, and Jean Paré, representing the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and Minister for la Francophonie.

During the evening, over 160 people were able to engage in discussions with our professionals and discover Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s new offices.


Pierre Lapointe, Regional Vice-President, Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO, Marc-Alexandre Brousseau, Mayor of Ville de Thetford Mines, Laurent Lessard, MNA for Lotbinière-Frontenac and Richard W. Grenier, Managing Partner


The Partners of the Thetford Mines office noted the presence of one of their founders, Fernand Daigle. From left to right: François Gagnon, Partner, Jean-Sébastien Grenier, Partner, Pierre Lapointe, Regional Vice-President, Richard W. Grenier, Managing Partner, Fernand Daigle, co-founder, and Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO.


Employees of the Thetford Mines office, at their stations before conducting the guests on a tour of the new offices