11 Apr 2018
Éric Lebel
Partner | CPA, CA, CIRP, LIT | Recovery and reorganization

Éric Lebel, Partner and Licensed Insolvency Trustee, participated in the major Les Affaires Plus supplement on debt in which he shared his expertise and discussed the consequences of insolvency such as bankruptcy in certain specific cases.

Lebel, who sometimes describes himself as a financial doctor, explains: “When [people] finally resign themselves to call us, they’ve reached the end of their rope. They’ve been suffering in silence for months or years, because few people want to discuss their financial issues. (…) At times however, bankruptcy is the only solution.”

Our expert recommends taking the time to find the right professional to avoid any surprise.

To learn more, download the supplement below published in the March 2018 edition of Les Affaires Plus (in French only).

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11 Apr 2018

As a sponsor of Les Grands prix de la relève d’affaires 2018 Gala organized by the Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec (RJCCQ), which supports entrepreneurs under 40, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton encourages young Quebec talents to submit their application before April 27, 2018 for a chance to win an award in one of the following categories:

  1. Transferee of the year
  2. SME or Start-up of the year (social economy)
  3. SME or Start-up of the year (international markets)
  4. SME or Start-up of the year (technology/innovation)
  5. Diversity in entrepreneurship
  6. SME – Retail
  7. Woman leaders
  8. Executive of the year
  9. Young Board Member

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton will also present awards during the Gala held June 8, 2018. To learn more and to register, go to the RJCCQ website.

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10 Apr 2018

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton once again stated its position during the federal and Quebec prebudget consultations, with the objective of proposing measures to boost competitiveness and innovation. The firm’s budget recommendations were sent to various federal and Quebec ministers and elected members as well as numerous key economic and business influencers.

With a focus on advocating for the business community, the firm issued its comments on the budgets tabled (federal and Quebec), and informed taxpayers about the announced measures (federal and Quebec tax bulletins). Another concerted project illustrating Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s leading role in the marketplace and its constant focus on providing taxpayers with clear information about the issues that shape their world. Outreach showcasing a firm with deep roots across Quebec that is committed to supporting the success of local organizations!

Producing and broadcasting these strategic documents involved several experts, some of whom also conveyed their expertise to the public in a number of regional and national media outlets. The budget proposals were highlighted in some twenty interviews with various media across Quebec.

Here are some examples of the visibility and interviews illustrating the outstanding contribution by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s professionals.

February 27, 2018 federal budget:

Interviews by TVA (1st web article, 2nd web article) with tax partner Sylvain Gilbert, who was at the lock-up, were also disseminated across Quebec in the Journal de Montréal and the Journal de Québec. Sylvain also addressed listeners of 95,7 FM (Saguenay), 101,5 FM (Ste-Marie-de-Beauce) and 107,7 FM (Eastern Townships) and viewers of CPAC, during the parliamentary channel’s Revue Politique program (go to 24 min., 39 sec.) broadcast in Canada.

Tax partner Sylvain Moreau, in attendance at the lock-up, contributed to several interviews: the V Télé (go to 2:36) news bulletin broadcast throughout Quebec; SRC radio (4:44 pm) in Québec City, radio 95,5 FM (Témiscouata) and radio 103,5 FM (St-Georges-de-Beauce).

Olivier Levesque, Tax Consultant, was interviewed by radio hosts of 99,5 FM (Roberval).


You can also listen to this interview at 104,5 FM (Alma).


Partner Sarah Phaneuf spoke to listeners of SRC radio in the Eastern Townships and Advisory Partner Réal Létourneau participated in an editorial round table for the La Tribune daily newspaper (Eastern Townships).

Furthermore, the firm’s tax bulletin was published on the Taxnet Pro site of world-renowned Thomsonreuters.

March 27, 2018 Quebec budget:

Sylvain Gilbert participated in the media lock-up, serving as an analyst for reporters. He gave several interviews, such as TVA television in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, radio 97,5 FM (Chicoutimi), 95,5 FM (Témiscouata) and 103,5 FM (St-Georges-de-Beauce).

Luc Lacombe was interviewed by several reporters for such media outlets as V Télé (go to 5:29; report broadcast across Quebec), SRC radio (go to 5:04) in Québec City, NRJ and Rouge FM stations in Mauricie and radio 101,5 FM (Ste-Marie-de-Beauce). Additionally, Luc collaborated on an article for Finances et Investissement that will be published shortly.

Olivier Levesque, was interviewed by radio station 99,5 FM (Roberval).


He was also interviewed by radio station 104,5 FM (Alma).


You can also listen to this interview by radio station 97,5 FM (Chicoutimi).

Réal Létourneau participated in the editorial round table for La Tribune newspaper (Eastern Townships).

The firm’s press release commenting on the Quebec budget was posted on the Conseiller.ca and informeaffaires websites.

This highly successful initiative is attributable to the firm’s dedicated professionals and our corporate commitment to providing prompt, perceptive and relevant information to all taxpayers!

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04 Apr 2018

Les Affaires 2018 Ranking of Most Admired Businesses: Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton First Among Accounting Firms!

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton ranks first among the most admired accounting firms in Quebec, as revealed by Léger’s latest survey on business reputations published by Les Affaires. Ranking 109th out of the 304 Quebec and foreign businesses surveyed, the firm appears at the top of the list of all accounting firms. Last year, our firm was already in first place in this field and ranked 136th.

Passion, commitment and credibility

Thank you to everyone who has been placing their trust in Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton for the past 70 years! Our firm’s rich history as well as its credibility and discipline are at the heart of its outstanding reputation. The ranking also reflects the commitment and passion that drive all of the firm’s professionals and partners to serve clients well and guide them in unlocking their full growth potential!

Over 13,000 respondents surveyed

The results of this annual survey, conducted by Léger since 1994, are based on an electronic survey of 13,655 adult respondents between December 19, 2017 and January 30, 2018. The business reputation index is calculated using the difference between the percentage of good and the percentage of negative opinions.

To learn more about this survey, read the Les Affaires article (full article and rankings reserved for Les Affaires subscribers).