11 Jul 2013

Montreal, 11 July 2013 – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton welcomes today’s announcement by the Minister of Finance and the Economy, Nicolas Marceau, in relation to the extension and improvement of the refundable tax credit for the development of electronic business (CDAE). The tax credit will be extended for a period of ten years from 1 January 2016 until 31 December 2025, while the ceiling of $ 20 000 per job will be increased to $ 22 500 as of 1 January 2016.

This announcement implements the recommendations submitted by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton in a report completed last February on behalf of 14 companies in the information technology sector. The CDAE having supported 11,650 jobs that generated some $ 253 million in tax revenue in 2011, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton concluded in its report that the CDAE should be maintained and improved, because of its impact on jobs, the development of local supply and exports in technology business in Quebec.

“This tax measure which is unique in the world, has allowed Quebec to stand out internationally in the field of information technology. The renewal and improvements are great news for all of the Quebec business community, “said Michel Lefebvre, Tax Partner at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

“The impact of CDAE goes well beyond companies that can rely directly on the measure. In addition to participating in the growth of expertise and productivity of local businesses, the credit encourages the attraction and retention of highly strategic foreign investment in the economy of Quebec. We can only welcome this announcement, “said Maxime Godin, Director, Management Consulting at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

“For a Firm like ours, which has supported organizations in Quebec in their success for many years by providing a range of services and strategic advice, we are proud to see that measures having such an impact on the Quebec economy are extended and taken to heart by the authorities. If we have an instinct for growth, we are pleased to see that all actors involved in this dossier do as well, “says Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton (www.rcgt.com) has become a leader in the fields of assurance, tax, consulting services, and business recovery & reorganization. Its strength is based on a team of over 2,400 people, including some 230 partners in more than 100 offices in Quebec, eastern Ontario and New Brunswick. For over 30 years, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has been a member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, providing clients with the expertise of the member and correspondent firms in more than 100 countries.


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02 Jul 2013
Jean-Daniel Brisson

Jean-Daniel Brisson

Congratulations to Jean-Daniel Brisson, lead senior manager, Strategic & Performance Consulting (Montreal), for his appointment as Chair of the Board of Directors of The Lighthouse Children and Families.

Commitments of this sort by our professionals clearly illustrate our business culture and the way we interact with the markets and communities we serve. This is a reflection of the CLEARR values that we integrate into all our activities and that define our relationships with our colleagues, our clients and the world at large.

About The Lighthouse Children and Families

The Lighthouse Children and Families is a non-profit organization that contributes to the wellbeing of children whose lives are threatened by illnesses that require complex treatment and provides free respite and support to their families. The Lighthouse’s mission focuses on accommodation, respite and support.

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21 Feb 2013

On February 5, 2013, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton organized a sustainable development reporting day in Montréal, in collaboration with Fondaction and Neuvaction.

Participants from the government and private sectors came together to discuss and reflect upon reporting best practices according to Sustainable Development Act principles and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) requirements. Pioneering Quebec organizations in this field participated in the conference and shared their expertise.

Johanne Gélinas, Partner in Charge of the Sustainable Development and Greenhouse Gas Management practice at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, participated in the event and took advantage of the occasion to emphasize the importance of committing to sustainable development: (Quote translated)

“More and more Quebec organizations are adopting social responsibility and sustainable development initiatives to meet the need for organizations to improve performance and a growing social demand for accountability and transparency. Whether on a voluntary basis, as with the private sector, or to meet regulatory requirements, as with ministries and organizations, reporting is an essential component for the success of these initiatives.

The GRI guidelines are of interest because the GRI is a recognized international reference around which practitioners and experts develop consensus. In addition to being adopted by sustainable development leaders in the business community, Quebec organizations are also starting to do the same.”

Thanks to everyone who attended and who helped to make the event a resounding success!

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20 Feb 2013

Congratulations to Chantal Lessard, assurance partner in the Sherbrooke office, for her presentation in the Desjardins “Le succès au féminin” series on January 29 in Sherbrooke.

Enriching the lives of businesswomen

The event, held by the Desjardins Business Centre – Estrie, brought together some one hundred businesswomen from the Eastern Townships, a record turnout since the beginning of the series. Chantal Lessard was one of the panellists, and the account of her road to success and the challenges she faced resonated with the women in the audience and proved that it is possible for a woman to hold a key position in a large corporation. The other panellists at the presentation were Lise Compagna, from Waterville Woodcraft, Anne Ouellet-Painchaud, from RESSAC, and Renelle Anctil, from RONA.

Hats off to all these talented women!