07 Feb 2018

The third edition of the Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec’s Forum économique de la relève will take place in Montréal on March 2, 2018.

This major event, with its theme Le Québec: plaque tournante des technologies émergentes – défis et opportunités, brings together over 800 up and coming business people each year and provides young professionals and entrepreneurs with an opportunity to meet well-known political and business personalities.

Answering the needs of clients in the future

As an assurance, tax and advisory services leader, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has made a major digital shift in the past two years and is well-equipped to support young business people in their growth. This event will be a prime opportunity to showcase our expertise on many levels!

Pierre Garant, Operiō President and National Assurance Leader, will deliver one of the opening keynote addresses. Our cloud computing accounting service, Operiō, will also present the opening panel and workshop La croissance des PME grâce aux technologies. Louis Roy, Partner and blockchain Leader, will speak at the blockchain technology workshop and Éric Nguyen, Senior Manager and Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics Leader, will serve as one of the experts in the L’intelligence artificielle et les PME workshop.

Come hear the leading figures in business and politics

Led by honorary Chair, Danièle Henkel, this event is an opportunity for participants to hear a wide range of influential players, such as Minister Stéphane Billette, Louis Vachon, President and CEO of the National Bank and many others. For more information and to sign up, go to fera.rjccq.com.

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06 Feb 2018

In recent news, the issue of the actual impacts of bankruptcy in Québec has resurfaced. Daniel Germain, from Les Affaires, sat down to speak with Éric Lebel, partner and Licensed Insolvency Trustee, to demystify the consequences of bankruptcy.

Our expert reminds us that the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act is a federal act and that it’s not any easier going bankrupt in Québec than anywhere else in Canada. Furthermore, Éric confirms that there’s nothing glamourous about declaring bankruptcy and there are significant, real consequences that everyone should know about.

To learn more about the unknowns relating to personal bankruptcy, read Daniel Germain’s blog (in French) published January 30, 2018.

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05 Feb 2018

SMEs in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region should focus on industries other than aluminum or forestry. Éric Dufour, Regional Vice-President of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, believes that businesses would benefit from investing in sectors such as the food industry, tourism or national defense, which have unsuspected returns for the region.

Éric said: “At the start of this year, I’d like to emphasize that culture needs to change. We need to focus the spotlight on niches that are more significant that we think: the food industry, electronics, the Canadian Armed Forces base in Bagotville and knowledge technologies… These are but a few niches that business owners should turn their attention to”.

Our partner and business transfer leader calls for decision-makers to diversify their client sources in order to limit the adverse effects of economic downturns. Éric adds: “To survive over time, a business must have relationships with more than one client”.

For more information on this topic, read the interview (in French) our expert granted to Informe affaires on January 28, 2018.

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01 Feb 2018

Montmagny, February 1, 2018 – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to announce the merger of the activities of Richard Dubreuil CPA inc. with those of its Côte-du-Sud region, in the towns of Montmagny, La Pocatière and Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, in effect since January 1, 2018.

For both organizations, the transaction provides their clients a combination of solid expertise with a human touch and a robust service offering.

Founded in 2000, Richard Dubreuil CPA inc. has approximately a dozen employees providing tax, assurance and personal and corporate tax return services. The founder and its employees will join the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton team in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli.

Michel Proulx, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Regional Vice-President stated: “We are very pleased to have Richard Dubreuil and his team join us. These professionals have a proven track record for maintaining quality business relationships with their clients. With the arrival of these new talents, clients in the region will have access to a larger group of experts sharing the same values of excellence and quality.”

Richard Dubreuil added: “There is no doubt that joining the ranks of the largest accounting firm in Quebec and a member of an extensive national and international organization is the best way to ensure quality services for my clients and better support for our local organizations. I’m very enthusiastic about the merger. Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is the best firm to be able to combine service with a human touch together with the expertise of the largest accounting firm.”

The two groups are expected to combine their teams in the current premises of Richard Dubreuil CPA inc. by the end of 2018. Clients of the Dubreuil team will be able to continue dealing with their respective consultant while having access to Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s extensive service offering in accordance with the highest assurance, tax and advisory standards in the industry.

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