21 Jun 2017
Mario Morin
Vice-President, Partner | CPA, CA | 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.

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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
Mario Morin
Vice-President, Partner | CPA, CA | Assurance

If, for whatever reason, you decide to generate some rental income by renting out part or all of your personal residence, you should be aware of the potential tax implications. What may seem like a simple decision could trigger a few unexpected surprises. Before you decide to rent out your residence, you should become familiar with the change-of-use tax rules, as they may limit your entitlement to the primary residence exemption.

For example, a change of use could trigger a capital gain if the market value is higher than the acquisition cost. Since the property is usually the family home, if you designate it as your primary residence, the gain could be exempt.

For more information on the tax impacts of renting out your residence, read the full article online!

Sylvain Moreau is a Tax Partner and columnist for the Argent – Dans vos poches column in the Journal de Montréal and Journal de Québec, Québecor’s two major newspapers.

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20 Jun 2017
Mario Morin
Vice-President, Partner | CPA, CA | 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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Sarah Ouannou
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19 Jun 2017
Mario Morin
Vice-President, Partner | CPA, CA | Assurance

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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