31 Mar 2016

The budget season is always a prime opportunity to take a position by inviting governments to adopt certain measures.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is very proud to have taken part in defending the interests of businesses by, first, recommending economic and tax measures during pre-budget consultations; and,  second, by having not only taken a position after the budgets were tabled but also by having  informed taxpayers through various media outlets.

In addition to the firm’s proposals submitted to the finance ministers of Quebec and Canada in connection with the budgets, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton responded as soon as the budget lock-ups ended. The firm issued press releases and tax bulletins prepared by a team of specialists who attended the Québec City and Ottawa lock-ups (Quebec budget press release, March 17th, federal budget press release, March 22nd).

Additionally, many specialists made observations and demonstrated their tax and financial expertise via several media outlets in various firm network regions.

Once again, these initiatives demonstrate Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s commitment to the growth and prosperity of Canadian organizations.

The following includes some of the coverage and interviews generated by the remarkable contribution of the firm’s professionals:

Pre-budget submissions:

  • Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO: Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton plaide pour une fiscalité favorisant la prospérité, Finance et Investissement (national), February 26th; Rendre les entreprises plus compétitives. Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s proposals (article for subscribers only), Le Courrier parlementaire (national), February 26th; Les PME se sentent étouffées par la fiscalité, Conseiller.ca (national), March 2nd
  • Éric Dufour, Regional Vice-President – in collaboration with Le Quotidien (Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean), March 1st

Quebec budget:

  • Sarah Phaneuf, Tax Partner – in collaboration with Radio-Canada Estrie (Eastern Townships), March 17th
  • Jean-François Thuot, Tax Partner – in collaboration with TVA (national – four video clips from the media lock-up with the Quebecor team), March 17th; targeted interview with Mario Dumont (TVA) on daycare fees, March 18th – in collaboration with LCN – interview with Michel Jean to answer viewer questions on the budget’s impact, March 19th
  • Réal Létourneau, Tax Partner – in collaboration with La Tribune (Eastern Townships), March 17th
  • Luc Lacombe, Tax Partner – in collaboration with several regional media outlets. He participated in the tax specialists’ lock-up and gave a series of post-budget interviews: FM 101,5 (Ste-Marie-de-Beauce), March 17th; NRJ 102,3 FM and also broadcast on Rouge 94,7 FM (Mauricie), March 17th; Horizon 95 FM (Témiscouata), March 17th; Planète radio 99,5 FM (Roberval – listen to the interview at 00:47), March 18th; FM 101,5 (Ste-Marie-de-Beauce), March 18th
  • Éric Dufour, Regional Vice-President – in collaboration with Radio-Canada Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and Rouge FM (Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean), March 17th
  • Sylvain Gilbert, Tax Partner – in collaboration with radio 107,7 FM (Eastern Townships), March 18th
  • Bruno Charron, Tax Partner – in collaboration with radio 104,7 FM (Outaouais), March 18th
  • Firm’s tax bulletin summary reproduced in Informeaffaires.com (Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean), March 18th

Federal budget:

  • Several partners – excerpt from the press release and federal tax bulletin in Informeaffaires.com (Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean), March 23rd
  • Jean-François Thuot, Tax Partner – in collaboration with TVA (national – four video clips from the media lock-up with the Quebecor team), March 22nd; – reference to President and CEO Emilio B. Imbriglio’s letter sent to the Minister of Finance in the Journal de Montréal (Montréal), March 22nd; – in collaboration with Finance et Investissement (national – excerpt from the press release), March 23rd; – in collaboration with Argent (national – starts at the 18-minute mark), March 23rd; – in collaboration with TVA Nouvelles (national – starts at 24 m. 10 s.), March 23rd
  • Sarah Phaneuf, Tax Partner – in collaboration with Radio-Canada Estrie (Eastern Townships), March 22nd
  • Jean-Pierre Poulin and Jean-François Thuot, Tax Partners – in collaboration with Journal de Québec (Québec) – March 23rd
  • Luc Lacombe, Tax Partner – in collaboration with several regional media outlets. He participated in the tax specialists’ lock-up and gave a series of post-budget interviews: CPAC, public affairs cable station (national – click on Français and skip to 26 m. 4 s.; FM 101,5 (Ste-Marie-de-Beauce), March 22nd; NRJ 102,3 FM and broadcast on Rouge 94,7 FM (Mauricie), March 22nd; Horizon 95 FM (Témiscouata) – March 22th; Planète radio 99,5 FM (Roberval – listen to the interview at 00:43), March 23rd; FM 101,5 (Ste-Marie-de-Beauce – listen to the interview at 00:40), March 23rd; Conseiller.ca (national), March 23rd.
  • Sylvain Gilbert, Tax Partner – in collaboration with radio 107,7 FM (Eastern Townships), March 23rd
  • Éric Dufour, Regional Vice-President – in collaboration with Le Quotidien (Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean), March 23rd