13 Apr 2018
Louis Roy
Partner and president of Catallaxy | CPA, CA | Digital and technology consulting

Louis Roy, Assurance Partner and Blockchain Technology Leader at Catallaxy, a subsidiary of the firm, recently contributed to an article with The Canadian Press to discuss Canadian securities regulators’ growing interest in cryptocurrencies.

As mentioned in the article, Louis Roy is not surprised by the regulators’ attention to cryptocurrencies. He goes on to explain: “With initial coin offerings (ICO), in nine out of ten cases, you’ll see just about anything. We firmly believe in the blockchain. What’s unfortunate with ICOs is the scandals that generate bad press. For both investors and companies that want to proceed with an initial offering, prudence is the way to go.”

The more currencies in circulation, the more we can expect regulators to take an interest. To learn more about cryptocurrencies and their impact on the securities markets, read the Canadian Press article in La Presse or Le Droit (in French only).

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12 Apr 2018
Benoit Turcotte
Partner | M. Fisc. | Tax

A successful tax symposium on the U.S. tax reform organized by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton took place on March 20-21, 2018 at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth.

Some 80 participants attended our experts’ conferences. These knowledgeable experts provided food for thought on cross-border strategies and informed participants about U.S. transaction considerations.

In addition to cross-border strategies, topics included the Trump government’s tax initiatives, recent developments in the U.S., international structures and State and Local Taxes (SALT).

Our experts in attendance

Speakers included three Grant Thornton LLP (GT U.S) experts: Paul Beecy and Christopher Martin, Partners, Tax Services and Pete F. Simpson, Practice Leader, International Tax Services. Four Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton partners were also present: Benoit Turcotte and Alexandros Gamaletsos, U.S. Tax Partners and Pierre Bourgeois and Daniel Marion, International TaxPartners.

In conjunction with this conference, Benoit Turcotte, U.S. Tax Specialist, was invited to share his expertise during a seminar organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montréal titled États-Unis : une vision à long terme pour nos exportateurs. He then presented an update on the U.S. tax reform and its impacts as well as key measures for doing business in the United States and avoiding costly errors.

Please do not hesitate to contact our experts for your international tax need.

From left to right: Pete F. Simpson, GT U.S.; Benoit Turcotte, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton; Daniel Marion, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton; Alexandros Gamaletsos, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton; Paul Beecy, GT U.S.; Pierre Bourgeois, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton; Christopher Martin, GT U.S.

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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.