24 Apr 2012

MONTRÉAL, April 23, 2012 – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is very proud to announce the recognition it received from Centraide of Greater Montréal during its April 18 Distinction Awards for its Leaders’ contribution to the 2011 financing campaign.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton was crowned the big winner in the 1,000 or more employees category for having carried out the most outstanding Leadership Campaign (individual donations of $1,000 or more). The major increase in new Leaders at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton contributed to bringing the Centraide campaign to another level, with a 600% increase compared to last year.

Jean Robillard, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s President and Chief Executive Officer, attended the ceremony accompanied by the Montréal Communications, Marketing and Business Development team to receive the prestigious award, underscoring the importance of community involvement for the Firm: “We’re proud of having greatly surpassed our objective. We raised our Partners’ and employees’ awareness about doubling our efforts to help those in need and with everyone’s collaboration we were able to go above and beyond our goal. This was truly a collective feat!”

By demonstrating at every solicitation stage how important the Centraide cause is to them, the Partners set the tone for the campaign and enabled the Firm to attest once again to its great generosity and commitment.

Centraide of Greater Montréal Rewards Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Left to right: Jean Robillard, President and Chief Executive Officer, Anne-Marie Guertin, Communications Consultant (Montréal Region), Marie-Pierre Lépine, Regional Director – Marketing, Communications and Business Development (Montréal Region) and Francis Letendre, Public Relations Consultant.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Founded in 1948, today Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a leader in the fields of assurance, tax, consulting services, business recovery and reorganization. This strength is based on a team of over 2,200 people including over 230 partners in more than 90 offices in Québec, Eastern Ontario and New Brunswick. For the past 30 years, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has been a member of Grant Thornton International Ltd providing its clients with the expertise of the member and correspondent firms in more than 100 countries.

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Anne-Marie Guertin
Consultant – Communications, Marketing and Business Development
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Telephone: 514-878-2692, ext. 2345
[email protected]

For more information:
Marie-Eve Carignan
Senior Communications Consultant
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Telephone: 514-668-9187
[email protected]

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23 Apr 2012

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to have been selected by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal to contribute to the above study. Launched last April, the study elicited great interest from the media, the public, and agents involved in carrying out large projects north of the 49th parallel.

It demonstrates that the potential spinoffs of exploiting natural resources and implementing the Plan Nord in Québec will be in the order of $51.8B for the metropolitan area over the next 25 years. Additionally, such activities will create or maintain some 14,335 jobs annually for 25 years in the metropolitan area.

The main findings of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s study were covered in various media outlets:

To consult the full version of the study.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thorton is proud to take part in the Plan Nord’s implementation and thus contribute to sustainable growth for future generations.

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17 Apr 2012

Pierre Garant

Congratulations to Pierre Garant, Assurance Partner and Head of the Lévis office, on his appointment as President of the Société de développement économique de Lévis (SDE Lévis). He will replace Louise Gingras after her many years of involvement in the Lévis business community.

According to the organization, Pierre’s appointment reflects SDE Lévis’s desire to position itself as a leader in entrepreneurship development. Such a statement is testimony to Pierre’s leadership and his personal and professional commitment to entrepreneurship development in the Lévis region.


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11 Apr 2012

Several media outlets invited Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton to comment on the Quebec and federal budgets announced on March 20 and 29, 2012, respectively.

Other than the press releases (Québec and federal budgets) that were published following the budget lock-ups, which set us apart, some of our experts gave their observations and demonstrated their tax and financial expertise in several media outlets and various regions of the Firm’s network.

Tax Partners Bernard Poulin and Luc Lacombe, who both attended the two lock-ups, gave several interviews, notably with hosts Paul Arcand and Paul Houde.

The following are some of our experts’ appearances in no particular order:


  • Luc Lacombe provided comments in an article published in the magazine Protégez-vous, as did Michel Lefebvre in an article published in La Presse. Réal Létourneau contributed to an article in La Tribune.


We should also mention, among others, Stéphane Lagacé (Rivière-du-Loup office), Pierre Jones, Sylvain Gilbert, Guy Fauteux and Jean-François Thuot who delivered post-budget conferences, which further extended the Firm’s visibility. Lastly, Éric Dufour was interviewed several times, namely as President of the Chambre de commerce de Saguenay, in several media outlets, including Radio-Canada radio, newspaper Le Quotidien and radio station Kool 105,5 FM.