15 Mar 2018

Baby-boomers leaving for retirement is creating significant succession needs for SMEs in Quebec. Are there enough transferees to ensure the survival of Quebec SMEs?

And what challenges will owners on the verge of leaving have to face? What are the steps to be carried out? What pitfalls must be avoided for successful transfers?

Our expert Éric Dufour, Vice-President and National Business Succession Leader, was asked to contribute to a three-article project for the Journal Les Affaires to provide tips for transferors and transferees in their business transfer process.

To learn more about business succession and our expert’s tips, read the series of articles published in Les Affaires on February 24, 2018 (in French only, available to subscribers).

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14 Mar 2018
Marc Lévesque
Partner | CPA, CA | Assurance

Congratulations to Marc Lévesque, who received the Regroupement des CPA du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Emeritus Award on March 1, 2018 before his peers.

Marc obtained his CPA designation in 1991. The success he reaped from creating his own firm in Saint-Félicien is proof of his professional dynamism and innate business acumen.

In 2001, he joined Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton as the partner in charge of the Haut-Lac-Saint-Jean office, then the Chibougamau office in 2008. His knowledge of the region’s economy, bold vision of the objectives to attain, and ability to efficiently engage resources have contributed to the firm’s growth and the development of long-lasting relationships of trust with a diverse clientele over a large territory.

Concurrently with his successful career, Marc volunteers in the regional tourism development. He is a member and Board President of the Zoo de Saint-Félicien; Marc is also one of the founding members of the Corporation de la Véloroute des Bleuets. As Chair of the tourism committee, he has participated in the implementation of a project on the former site of the Grands Jardins de Normandin and is currently president of the Centre local de développement Domaine-du-Roy.

Marc supports young people in his community, especially as a founding member of the Décroche l’avenir day, and as board member of the local soccer club and the Club de ski Avalanche. He also trains young entrepreneurs.

Marc Lévesque, CPA Emeritus, promotes his profession by making his outstanding know-how, leadership and human values available to his clients and fellow citizens of the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region.

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12 Mar 2018
Louis Roy
Partner and president of Catallaxy | CPA, CA | Digital and technology consulting

How Much is a Bitcoin Worth?  How is the value calculated?

As explained by Francis Pouliot, Co-founder, Research and Cryptoassets at Catallaxy: “It provides a certain independence with regard to the risks generated by the central banks’ policies. This is a secure, open source technology that is audited in real time. A transaction can’t be removed or prevented.”

Don’t forget about taxes

Our Partner Louis Roy advises: “Don’t forget that returns on cryptocurrency are taxable. If you haven’t already done so, now’s the time to ensure your bookkeeping is accurate to avoid issues with the tax authorities.” Keeping supporting documents will be even more important as exchange platforms don’t provide you with forms like the banks and brokers do.

For more information, read the article published in Les Affaires on February 24, 2018 (only available in French and for subscribers).

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09 Mar 2018

March 8th was International Women’s Day, but how have women truly progressed in business?

A Grant Thornton International study, Women in business: beyond policy to progress reports that while the number of businesses with at least one woman on their senior leadership team has significantly increased, the proportion of senior roles held by women has marginally declined. As a result, businesses are missing out on the benefits of true diversity—critical at a time when every sector is facing disruption.

Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO stated: “The participation of women and their talent in business is critical and should be an integral part of corporate culture. By working together and on an equal footing, not only will women and men collaborate better, they will also unlock their full potential for individual and collective growth. Society as a whole will come out a winner.”

Enhancing and promoting the role of women

The Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Women of Talent committee was created in 2012 for the purpose of enhancing the standing of the women in our organization and promoting their roles and responsibilities. We invite you to read seven inspiring portraits of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton women, that was published on March 8th in connection with International Women’s Day.