18 Jun 2014
Alain Tremblay
Partner | CPA, CA, CA•TI | Assurance

The 2014 fundraising campaign for the Outaouais section of the Red Cross is officially underway! Alain Tremblay, assurance partner in the Gatineau office, is the honorary president of this year’s campaign, and his fundraising committee has set the ambitious target of collecting $75,000 in donations.

fundraising committee

Good luck to Alain Tremblay (5th from the left) and the entire fundraising committee!

For the Red Cross, your contribution can change everything!

In the Outaouais, 80 volunteers are ready to step in to help disaster victims, any time and everywhere. In just one year, 53 interventions brought volunteer assistance to 168 people in a region that stretches from Papineauville to Maniwaki.

When everything goes wrong, the Red Cross is there! Whether it is for one person, one family or an entire community, the volunteers offer comfort and essential emergency assistance in the event of tragedy. The financial support of the general public and especially the business community is more important than ever for the Red Cross. In fact, the Red Cross receives no government subsidies, and its efforts depend entirely on the generosity of its donors.

Bravo to our expert for his commitment to the community, which offers a good illustration of our corporate culture and the way we work in the markets and communities we serve. It reflects our CLEARR values, which are integrated into every sphere of our activities and define our relationships with our colleagues, our clients and the world in general.

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17 Jun 2014
Alain Tremblay
Partner | CPA, CA, CA•TI | Assurance

The expertise of Maurice Arsenault, Tax Partner and consumer tax expert at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, was solicited by journalist Josée Thibeault in a video report and an article distributed on Radio-Canada. They dealt with the question of the potential tax increase on online purchases. In fact, Internet purchases on a foreign site are not subject to GST or QST: a bargain for consumers, but a real shortfall for the federal and provincial governments, not to speak of the sense of injustice felt by many companies incorporated in Canada, according to the report.

For more information, watch the report and read the article illustrating it

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17 Jun 2014
Alain Tremblay
Partner | CPA, CA, CA•TI | Assurance

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is delighted to have been retained by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal to work on the study “Transferring businesses to the entrepreneurial succession: a major issue for the Québec economy and the sustainability of SMEs“. Released this June 3, the study generated keen interest from the media, the public and the players concerned by the entrepreneurial succession issue.

In particular, it shows that over the next 10 years, the Québec economy will be subjected to real pressure related to the entrepreneurial deficit:

  • Between 5,700 and 10,000 Québec businesses could close their doors;
  • 79,000 to 139,000 jobs are at stake;
  • The economic losses anticipated range between $8.2 billion and $12 billion of GDP.

The main conclusions of this study produced by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton were reported in various media:

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to have also been a partner in the activities held during RDV Relève incMC, an annual province-wide initiative created by Fonds de solidarité FTQ and the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal to deal more effectively with the entrepreneurial succession issue.

Dragon’s Den

A series of activities were held in Montréal, Valleyfield and Québec City, from June 3 to 5, to raise awareness and promote and facilitate business transfers. Éric Dufour, Édith Pion, Steeve Vachon and Sylvain Darche participated in luncheon discussions highlighting business transfer success stories. They also took part in “Défis repreneurs” (Buyers’ Challenges), inspired by the concept of the international hit show Dragon’s Den. The winning buyers were awarded personalized coaching provided by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

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13 Jun 2014
Alain Tremblay
Partner | CPA, CA, CA•TI | Assurance
Benoit Egan

Benoit Egan

On May 28, Benoit Egan, Partner in charge of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Real Estate Consulting Group, addressed more than 100 guests at a luncheon meeting held at the Club St-James on the status of the real estate market in Greater Montreal.

This event was organized by the Risk Management Association (RMA), Montreal Chapter, an association grouping financial services institutions and professionals whose objective is to perfect an overall understanding of credit risk identification and management. This chapter is part of a worldwide organization headquartered in Philadelphia that has approximately 2,500 institutional members represented by some 16,000 risk management professionals.

For almost 45 minutes, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s specialist painted a picture of the status of Montreal real estate, expounding on the prospects for developing the various asset categories that are found in the Greater Montreal region.

According to the expert, several conclusions can be drawn from the current situation and the anticipated prospects for development:

  • An increase in Montreal’s economic growth in a context characterized by:
    • An end to major institutional projects in the medium term;
    • A slowdown in the condominium sector;
  • Stability in real estate yields through an arbitrage of real estate premiums;
  • High construction costs calling for innovative approaches to any new development;
  • The need to closely monitor household debt, without it being a brake on development as it has been in other cities;
  • An increase in the value of real estate assets to be achieved only through an increase in revenue and not by additional decreases in rates of return.

Congratulations on yet another example of our commitment to providing the business world with pertinent and credible information!

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