10 May 2018

Taxes Are an Expenditure… Urban Legend or Reality?

Speaker: Annik Doiron, Senior Tax Manager at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Are commodity taxes a major expense for your business? Are you sure you’re claiming all the credits you’re entitled to? Are you aware of the latest legislative developments? Do you have a commodity tax strategy?

The conference will cover the following topics:

  • Overview and issues;
  • Some cases can still surprise us;
  • Regulatory information standards for ITC and ITR claims;
  • Real estate transaction reminder;
  • Intragroup transactions;
  • Automobiles;
  • Provincial sales taxes.

Conference Tour


Date: June 5, 2018

7:30 a.m.

Breakfast and conference
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (including a Q&A period)

Hôtel Le Navigateur, Kendall room
130 Belzile Avenue
Rimouski, Quebec  G5L 3E4

RSVP: Before May 28, 2018

Mélanie Bernier
[email protected]

Please note that there is no charge for the breakfast and conference, however reservations are required.



Date: June 12, 2018

7:30 a.m.

Breakfast and conference
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (including a Q&A period)

Hôtel L’Oiselière
La Bernache room
105 des Poiriers Road
Montmagny, Quebec  G5V 3T4

RSVP: Before June 8, 2018

Geneviève Pelletier or Marlène Mainville
[email protected] or [email protected]

Please note that there is no charge for the breakfast and conference, however reservations are required.



Date: June 13, 2018

Breakfast and conference
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Auberge l’Ambassadeur
Jean-Marc Leclerc Room
266 Saint-Benoit West Blvd.
Amqui, Quebec  G5J 2E8

RSVP: Before June 12, 2018

Chambre de commerce de la MRC de la Matapédia
[email protected]

$20 for members and $25 for non-members.

It’s a free activity for Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s clients.

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09 May 2018

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to announce the appointment of Richard Chrétien, Assurance Partner, as Regional Vice-President, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie and French-speaking New Brunswick.

Richard was elected by acclamation in accordance with the electoral process approved at the Partnership Board and took up his new position on May 1, 2018.

Richard began his career as an auditor at the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Matane office in 1989. He was appointed partner in 1998 and has been the Managing Partner of the Gaspé office for the past 20 years and the Chandler office for 6 years. He is a member of the Regional Management Committee and Executive Committee and served on the Regional Business Development Committee from 2016-2018 and the Regional Advisory Committee from 2010-2013.

He has led numerous major assurance engagements and provided business advisory services to a diversified clientele. In connection with his new duties, Richard will be transferring certain roles and responsibilities but will continue his involvement with clients. We wish him the very best and are convinced he will take up this new challenge with great success.

Michel Proulx served as Vice-President since 2007 and during his term was an invaluable contributor to the Executive Committee and the firm’s outreach. We would like to thank him for his dedication and have no doubt that it will be a pleasure for him to get back to serving his clients in Montmagny.

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03 May 2018

The ten winners of the Prix Prestige were announced at the 30th edition of the Gala de l’entreprise beauceronne on April 28, 2018.

The quality of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s services was confirmed once again when it received the Jarret Services professionnels award. This is our firm’s second success in this prestigious gala.

Rémi Fortin, François Drouin, Olivier Jolicoeur-Morin, Karine Béland, Jean-Sébastien Boulanger, François Duchesne et Steeve Vachon.


The prize is awarded by the Chambre de commerce de Saint-Georges to recognize businesses that stand out for their improved service offering, vitality and exemplary professionalism.

During his thank you speech, Rémi Fortin, Beauce office Managing Partner stated: “This award is a testament to how important we consider our loyal clientele and our readiness to meet the needs of the dynamic businesses of the Beauce community.”

The client above all else

The year 2017 was marked by growth and innovation in our firm, for example, with the deployment of four new services (operiō, taxō, Catallaxy and Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics), underscoring our willingness to constantly renew for our clients, stay at the forefront of industry trends and consolidate our leading market position.

This award highlights our firm’s strategic positioning: to offer the widest range of services to its clients in Quebec, eastern Ontario and New Brunswick (Edmundston).

About the Gala de l’entreprise beauceronne

Organized by the Chambre de commerce de Saint-Georges, the Gala de l’entreprise beauceronne recognizes entrepreneurial excellence. This major fund-raising event for the Chambre aligns with its mission to support socio-economic development and promote entrepreneurial culture and business networking.

Mathieu Giguère, vice-president, Groupe Audaz, Rémi Fortin and Steeve Vachon, partners

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27 Apr 2018

All Quebec food processing SMEs will benefit from a new program to increase investments in their sector in order to accelerate their automatization and increase competitiveness.

Do you own a Quebec SME in the food processing or manufacturing industry? Do you want to unlock its full potential? You could benefit from considerable financial aid not only for the strategic planning of your transformation project, but also for successfully carrying it out! Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton can provide efficient support to maximize the returns on these new investments.

When the program was announced on April 4, 2018, Laurent Lessard, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), and Dominique Anglade, Deputy Premier, Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation and Minister responsible for the Digital Strategy, guaranteed a total program budget of $75M to be deployed over five years until 2023, and intended for all food processing businesses.

This two-part program includes:

1) Planning a project to improve labour productivity and competitiveness of businesses with $75,000 in financial aid per applicant.

2) Carrying out projects that encourage businesses to benefit from technologies to make up for the labour shortage and improve employees’ working conditions or even to help businesses that want to integrate certain markets with the installation of various systems with financial aid of $150,000 per applicant. You can read the official release to obtain further information.

Call upon our experts to make your business more competitive on the local and international markets. Under their guidance, you can turn your projects into great successes:

More details about this new government program will come on their website.