15 Oct 2018

MercuriadesRaymond Chabot Grant Thornton is very pleased to be a partner once again this year of the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec’s prestigious 2019 Mercuriades contest.

Our firm will again be presenting the Mercure Entrepreneuriat Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. This prize recognizes a business that has implemented a winning growth strategy, developed an efficient succession plan, or successfully completed an intergenerational business owner transfer. SMEs and large enterprises may submit an application.

To learn more about the different categories, including the Mercure Entrepreneuriat, click here.

Submit your application (free registration) before December 19, 2018 on the FCCQ’s Mercuriades website (available in French only).

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12 Oct 2018
Mylène Tétreault
Partner | M. Fisc., B.B.A. Fin. | Tax

Many Quebecers dream of spending some of their retirement in Florida. To prevent this dream from turning into a nightmare, you need to know what to expect tax-wise, especially if you acquired some property there.

Your first step is to consult a U.S. tax specialist.

Mylène Tétreault, Senior Manager, U.S. Tax, reiterates the importance of having a clear understanding of the U.S. resident tax principle. Established at 183 days over three years, this principle follows the following cumulative calculation rule: 100% of the days for the current year; the number of days multiplied by a one-third for the previous year; and the number of days multiplied by a sixth for the prior year.

For more information on the tax issues relating to owning property in the United States, read the article published in Magazine Prestige on September 28, 2018.

If you’d still like to go ahead and purchase a property in the U.S., call on the services of our tax specialists who are well versed in the tax laws applicable to the United States and abroad!

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Mylène Tétreault is your expert in taxation for the Québec office. Contact her today!

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10 Oct 2018

On September 24, 2018, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton published an innovative study on family taxation.

The study showed that in more than 70% of the situations studied, the tax rules are not neutral depending on a family’s social profile and economic class, and the couple’s legal status. As a result, several Canadian families are forced to make choices based on tax and not on their own needs.

The breaches of neutrality identified by the study which result from the application of several current tax rules also change the behaviour of numerous families, influence family choices and for many, are not beneficial.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is calling on both federal and provincial members of government to undertake an in-depth review of family tax regulations so that the rules may reflect the dynamic of today’s families.

The study has been shared by several media sources and will continue to be part of the firm’s discussion topics. Watch the interview between Luc Lacombe and Mario Dumont on LCN below.

Read also these articles citing the study: Les Affaires; Conseiller.ca; Journal de Montréal et Journal de Québec; Finance et Investissement; Advisor.ca.

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04 Oct 2018

Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO, was in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean last September 17th-19th.

His visit is part of his annual tours of the various regions to meet with staff, business partners and dynamic organizations on site.

Management in touch with its employees

Emilio then went on to visit employees in the La Baie, Chicoutimi and Jonquière offices to thank them for their exemplary work and share his vision of an increasingly efficient firm with its employees and clients at the heart of its priorities. The visit was an opportunity for friendly, personal discussion, which all of the teams appreciated.

Éric Dufour said: “There are very few large-scale firms with a President who is as open as Emilio. He stands out and takes his time. He wants to learn about employees in all areas and departments. He is approachable and there is no doubt that his interaction mobilizes the troops. It’s a real pleasure to have him with us.”

Attentive to major economic development projects

The President’s visit was also an opportunity to bring together the managers of three major projects that will have a significant economic and historic impact in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean: David Dufour, Regional Manager, BlackRock Metals mining project, Jean-Sébastien David, Chief Operating Officer, Ariane Phosphate and Stéphane Tremblay, Leader, Regional Development with GNL Québec.

Their discussions covered the issues and objectives of these projects that will positively impact the economic situation of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean once they are operational.

Inauguration of a new office

The Dolbeau-Mistassini office inaugurated its new premises with several business partners, clients and political representatives in attendance.

These new premises will house even more employees, evidence of the firm’s constant growth in the Maria-Chapdelaine RCM. It is the firm’s increasingly greater market share in the area that led it to relocate in order to respond to client needs professionally and conscientiously.

Marc Lévesque, Assurance Partner in charge of the upper lake region said: “The new Dolbeau-Mistassini office provides our employees with a dynamic, innovative and collaborative work environment.

Clients will also benefit from even more efficient services and a welcoming location to interact with our teams.”

Emilio Saguenay 2018

Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO, Nancy Fortin, Senior Tax Consultant, Pascal Cloutier, Mayor of Dolbeau-Mistassini, Isabelle Simard, Regional Director, Management Consulting, Marc Lévesque, Partner in Charge, Dolbeau-Mistassini office, Gilles Bérubé, President and CEO of Corporation Waskahegen, Frédéric Castonguay, Senior Manager and Éric Dufour, Vice-President Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean/Chibougamau/Côte-Nord.


Visit to a Lac Saint-Jean institution

In his visit to the chocolate factory of the Mistassini Trappist monks, our President and CEO discovered a company that combines innovation and tradition.

The firm’s representatives had an opportunity to visit the manufacturing plant and discuss the various upcoming projects with the management of this very vibrant and growing business.

The human resources challenge … the vision of two business sector leaders

A noteworthy activity of this tour was Emilio’s dinner with Stéphane Achard, Executive Vice-President – Commercial Banking and Insurance, National Bank where they talked about their vision and the human resource challenges for Quebec SMEs in the presence of some 50 regional business people.

Emilio Saguenay

From the left: Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO, Éric Dufour, Vice-President Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean/Chibougamau/Côte-Nord, Josée Carrier, Assistant Vice-President, Business Sales and Services, National Bank and Stéphane Achard, Executive Vice-President – Commercial Banking and Insurance, National Bank.


Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is present in all four corners of Quebec. It’s important, therefore, for the President and team of Partners to meet with economic stakeholders in various communities and, especially, to discuss with staff members in order to stay in the leading group of innovative and high-performance professional services firms!