18 Jul 2018

According to a study conducted by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, the BlackRock metals mining project in Chibougamau would have a positive economic impact.

On July 16, 2018, Éric Dufour, Vice-President – Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Chibougamau and Côte-Nord, presented his memoir during the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) consultation regarding the BlackRock mining project.

Éric presented data from Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s economic impact study.

During the construction phase (mining and factory):

  • 4,164 jobs will be supported;
  • The impact on Quebec GDP will be $438 M.

For the operations phase (mining and factory):

  • 1,058 jobs will be supported on average every year;
  • The impact on Quebec GDP will be $20,237 M on the life of the project, estimated to be 42.5 years.

Environmental authorization is the only thing missing before deploying this ferrovanadium mining project in the Chibougamau region and the construction of a cast iron production facility on the Grande-Anse à Saguenay industrial port site, at a cost of $1­B.

Éric Dufour highlighted the positive impacts of this project on regional entrepreneurship, immigration and labour to the BAPE. He emphasized the mining project’s structuring effects on the Quebec economic ecosystem: it will increase collective wealth and enable us to invest more in our social, health and education systems.

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12 Jul 2018
Jean-Sébastien Grenier
Partner | CPA, CA | Assurance

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud of its association as professional and financial partner with the 53rd Jeux du Québec Finals that will be taking place in Thetford Mines from July 27 to August 4, 2018.

According to Jean-Sébastien Grenier, Thetford Mines office Assurance Partner: “It’s only natural for our firm to be a major partner for a rallying event of this magnitude that promotes such special values and has significant economic benefits in our region. These young athletes, with their discipline and determination, are tomorrow’s leaders. We wish them every success, both in the games and in their future endeavours.”

About the 2018 edition of the games

Over 3,700 athletes and 1,000 coaches will be in Thetford Mines and the surrounding region to participate in the province’s greatest multisport gathering, the Jeux du Québec finals. Some 100 competitions in 18 different disciplines will take place in 14 competition sites. Want to learn more? Visit the official site!


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09 Jul 2018

For a fourth year in a row, several Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton teams of employees and partners undertook the 2018 Défi Entreprises held in Trois-Rivières on June 2nd, in Montréal on June 16th and in Québec City on July 8th.

We are very proud that our firm has continued this tradition over the years and that our staff is actively involved. Since the Défi Entreprises was created seven years ago, more than 500 businesses and 40,000 workers have taken part in this efficient physical activity program that promotes team spirit, quality life in the workplace and physical and mental health.

Congratulations to all of the firm’s participants for having made this year’s edition another success!

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03 Jul 2018
Pierre Garant
Partner | CPA, CA | Assurance

How to start a business? Pierre Garant, Partner and Assurance leader at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and President of Operio, a firm subsidiary, offered some tips on Montréal’s South Shore Radio Allumée 103.3 FM show, Entrepreneur branché avec Philippe Richard Bertrand.

“Entrepreneurs don’t transform, they evolve, because they have it in themselves. You can’t be afraid of taking risks and challenges should be seen as opportunities, not problems,” said Mr. Garant.

Operio: Operational intelligence for SMEs

To succeed as an entrepreneur, tools are indispensable. During this interview, Pierre mentioned that the comprehensive accounting-consulting service offering for SMEs proposed by Operio seeks to meet the needs of local businesses.

“How do I get organized, how can I make financial projections, how can I implement accounting and financial management solutions and controls effectively, etc.”

Operio has the solutions to answer these questions and many more! To learn more about the services, click here.

Listen to Pierre Garant’s interview (as of 41 min, 10 sec.) available on Facebook.

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