17 May 2018
Maryse Janelle
Partner | Lawyer, LL.B., M. Fisc. | Tax

On May 1, 2018, the New Zealand government announced a consultation to require foreign retailers carrying on electronic commerce to levy a sales tax on products worth $360 or less.

Maryse Janelle, Tax Specialist and Partner at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, discussed this project in relation to a similar announcement by the Quebec government in its recent budget.

Discussing the governments’ possibility of recovering the taxes to be collected by foreign entities, Ms. Janelle explained about these projects that: “They entail certain challenges for recovering these amounts when businesses choose not to comply. However, it’s certain that where the European Community and G20 are concerned, the trend is to increase the transfer of information. The focus is on electronic transactions. I am therefore led to believe that eventually there will be more possibilities for the jurisdictions to recover those amounts.”

Listen to the full interview (in French) on the Heure du monde show on Radio-Canada on May 1, 2018.

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15 May 2018

BlockHouse, an international center of excellence in blockchain, applied cryptography and distributed technologies expertise, based in Montréal, was inaugurated on May 9, 2018.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and its subsidiary Catallaxy welcomed a full house at BlockHouse for the event which gathered affluent members of the blockchain ecosystem, the teams of Catallaxy, of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, and of the official legal partner, BCF Business Lawyers, as well as several journalists who came to discover this innovative location.

Louis Roy, Partner and Blockchain Technology leader, held numerous interviews with the media to discuss our blockchain expertise and the first financial audit of a cryptocurrency fund recently carried out by Catallaxy and the firm.

The media impact was impressive (in French only):

Read a detailed account of the evening.


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11 May 2018

In a constantly changing business environment, where changes follow in rapid succession, all businesses, whatever their size, must take a position regarding 4.0.

However, each digital shift must be personalized.

Take advantage of our experts’ and panelists’ experience to take a stand and help your business move forward.

1- Where are businesses in their industry 4.0 transformation?

  • Guillaume Ducharme, Vice-President, Communications and Corporate Affairs – CEFRIO
  • Vanessa Gouri, Project Leader, Innovation and Transfer– CEFRIO

2- 4.0 for every business

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton experts’ and their services (business models, client experience, production cost, innovation management, artificial intelligence and exploiting data).

Invited entrepreneurs:

  • Yves Proteau, Co-President, APN Mondial inc.
  • Véronique Roy, Operations Manager, Plastique Micron inc.
  • Steve Gélinas, Manager, Strategy and Innovation, Groupe Optel

3- Financial assistance

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton experts’ and their services (corporate finance, innovation and technological development financing).


  • Luc Paradis, Economic Development Consultant – MESI
  • Luc Régnier, Regional Director Northern Quebec – Investissement Québec

Date: June 12, 2018

1:00 p.m. Reception
5:00 p.m. Cocktail and networking

Location: Québec

Places are limited, please register before June 6, 2018 by contacting Sandra Légaré at 418-647-3228 or [email protected]


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11 May 2018

The first bi-monthly conference “Mining 101” was held on April 24, 2018 at the Catallaxy Blockhouse.

Arthur Prats, Blockhouse Director, proudly reported that this event, presented by D-central Technologies, gathered more than 40 participants. The conference provided an overview of mining and answers to several questions relating to this innovative topic. Participants learned all about the terms: pooling, hash rate, nuncios, DragonMint, Black Swans, Antminer, static IPs, and much more.

If you missed this meeting, you’ll have a second chance in a few weeks or you can watch it live on the Cryptonautes YouTube channel.

For more information, read the article published by CryptoBrunch.

To contact the Blockchain leader at Catallaxy, a subsidiary of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton: Louis Roy.