21 Jun 2017
Mario Morin
Partner | FCPA, FCA | Assurance

For a third consecutive year, close to 80 Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton employees and partners from the Québec-Chaudière-Appalaches, Mauricie and Nicolet regions took part in the Défi Entreprises challenge held in Trois-Rivières (June 4) and Québec City (June 11).

For six years, more than 500 businesses and 40,000 workers have gotten together to improve their physical and mental health. “At our firm, it’s been a tradition for the past three years. At RCGT, we believe in the importance of healthy lifestyle habits and I’m proud to say that more and more employees and partners from the region have been joining this event. Employees even travelled from Beauce and Thetford to take up the challenge in Québec City. It’s remarkable to see the interest and importance our team has in physical activity!” said Mario Morin, Regional Vice-President, who participated in the 10K race.




About Défi Entreprises

The Défi Entreprises is a simple, affordable and efficient physical activity in the workplace program that aims to improve the performance, team spirit and quality of life in businesses in Québec City, Montréal, Trois-Rivières, Ottawa and Gatineau. Since its creation in Québec City in 2011, the Défi Entreprises challenge has helped over 40,000 participants become more active, in addition to raising more than $300,000 in donations for not-for-profit organizations in the province.

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20 Jun 2017
Guy Fauteux
Vice-President, Partner | FCPA, FCA | Assurance

Sherbrooke, June 20th, 2017 — Committed to supporting the region’s art community, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Sherbrooke office and La Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke are honouring a fresh new talent with the Claude Métras Award (Prix Claude Métras).

The art show will be held from June 21st to September 1st, 2017 at the firm’s offices. We are welcoming the public to attend and view an artwork display from 19 up and coming artists and vote for their favourite pieces.

“We are thrilled to be associated with this art show hosted in our office and to welcome the public for a viewing. We have been hosting these events for more than 30 years in order to promote the emergence of young local artists. We are proud to support the arts and young talents.” stated Mr. Guy Fauteux, Vice President of the Eastern Townships of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

La Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke is once again proud to partner  with the top accounting firm in Québec to help promote local artists’ art work within the community. Our artists’ talent deserve better recognition and partnering  with the business community demonstrates our commitment to provide them with the means to fulfill their goals and ambitions”, concluded Ms. Nancy Asselin,  President of the organization.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has become a Canadian leader in the fields of assurance, taxation, consulting services, business recovery and insolvency. The strength of the firm lies in a team of over 2,300 people, including 200 partners. Together, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Grant Thornton LLP, another Canadian member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, help the Canadian dynamic organizations unlock their maximum growth potential, with more than 4,200 people working in 140 offices across Canada. Grant Thornton International Ltd gives its clientele access to the expertise from member and correspondent firms located in more than 130 countries, with over 47,000 professionals.

About La Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke

La Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke was founded in 2002 under the initiative of a group of Sherbrooke artists, renowned on the provincial and national stages. This event is a summer road circuit, covering the six boroughs of Sherbrooke, and takes place over two long weekends, spreading from the end of June to the beginning of July. It highlights the local artistic talents, whether in visual arts or crafts. For the past 15 years, La Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke has promoted more than a hundred artists in Sherbrooke’s cultural community. It’s a significant event offered to art-lovers interested in discovering different worlds, learn about various techniques and expertise, and have an opportunity to meet and talk with the artists.

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19 Jun 2017
Pier-Paul Belzil-Lacasse
Partner | CPA, CA, CIRP, LIT | Recovery and reorganization

Are you among the 25% of Canadian owners who are only paying interest or the bare minimum on their home equity line of credit? If so, be careful because even if the rate is better than that of a regular line of credit, with a home equity line of credit, you’re only paying back the interest without necessarily paying part of the capital. The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada is warning consumers of the potential indebtedness dangers of such a product.

Pier-Paul Belzil-Lacasse, Lead Senior Manager, Turnaround and Licensed Insolvency Trustee, comments on the situation and offers advice for properly managing a home equity line of credit during an interview with TVA Abitibi-Témiscamingue (go to 12 min 5 sec) on June 9, 2017.

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13 Jun 2017
Éric Lebel
Partner | CPA, CA, CIRP, LIT | Recovery and reorganization

In a Journal de Montréal article published on May 5th, Éric Lebel, Partner and Licensed Insolvent Trustee, analyzed the situation of a 79 year old divorced man with a gambling problem, low income, seven credit cards and over $30,000 in debt!

“Because of his low income, he’ll never be able to repay his credit card debt. Bankruptcy may be the only viable option. It’s a last resort, but in the circumstances, he should seriously consider this alternative in order to recover his financial health,” Lebel stated.

Over 40% of insolvency cases involve people 50 years of age and over

Lebel went on to say, “When people retire, they don’t change their spending habits and use their credit card to compensate. Over time, their debt increases and their situation becomes unmanageable.”

For more information, go to the May 5th article in the Journal de Montréal.

Five Tips to Help Seniors Reduce Their Debt

If you’d like to learn more about indebtedness over the age of 50, you can also listen to Éric Lebel’s interesting article on Salut Bonjour from May 12th, where he draws a portrait of over-indebtedness in this population segment and gives five debt reduction tips.

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