07 Mar 2014
Éric Dufour

Éric Dufour

Éric Dufour, a Partner with the Management Consulting Group and national leader for entrepreneurial succession, recently played the role of dragon for an activity on the program of École d’entrepreneurship de Beauce (EEB).

Like competitors on the TV show “Dragons’ Den”, EBB’s entrepreneur-athletes had to present the issues related to their role as entrepreneurs. Then they had to choose the consultant most likely to be able to assist them in their progress. Éric Dufour proved to be a very popular choice, with six contracts. The entrepreneur-athletes will meet Mr. Dufour soon to benefit from personalized consultations, his expertise and advice.

A win-win partnership

This participation is part of the close collaboration between École d’entrepreneurship de Beauce and Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. By offering a $13,750 scholarship, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton allows an entrepreneur-athlete to have access to the expertise of this unique school and to be one of the 25 entrepreneurs who will be trained there.

EBB is the only school of its kind in Québec, dedicated to training entrepreneurs from all sectors, thanks to the expertise of high-level CEOs. Its objective is to build the Québec entrepreneurial elite. For more information, see www.eebeauce.com.

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03 Mar 2014
Bernard Grandmont

Bernard Grandmont

Many Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton professionals are engaged in their community. Our people’s social involvement attests to our commitment to build an ever more dynamic, competitive and innovative society. Partner Bernard Grandmont‘s efforts as Chairman of the Board of Théâtre de la Ville (TDLV) de Longueuil is fully consistent with this perspective.

Due to the colossal work of the board members and the entire team of TDLV – a multidisciplinary professional presenter operating on a metropolitan scale, located on the campus of Cégep Édouard-Montpetit, in Longueuil – a cultural complex will emerge.

On February 21, 2014, the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports and Minister responsible for the Montérégie region, Marie Malavoy, addressing an audience of personalities gathered at TDLV, announced an agreement in principle and a $20 million contribution by the Gouvernement du Québec for the construction of the Place Charles-Le Moyne cultural complex in Longueuil, a project developed by TDLV since 2006.

This new cultural complex will bring together four major professional organizations under the same roof: TDLV, Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil, Plein sud, centre d’exposition en art actuel, and Théâtre MOTUS.

It will also accommodate a large 1200-seat hall, a medium-sized 500-seat hall and a 350-seat cabaret venue. The complex will house the administration offices of the four organizations, two exhibition halls and studios. The opening is scheduled for the end of 2017.

For more information on this major project, see the official press release (in French).

Thank you to all the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton personnel who are committed to making a difference by furthering the economic, social and cultural growth of communities. Together, let’s continue to be involved in the success of our communities.

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28 Feb 2014

Quebec is the only province where taxpayer have to file two income tax returns. Tax specialist Luc Lacombe discusses several features specific to the two Quebec and Canadian tax systems and presents a summary table of the main distinctions, which he prepared for Les Affaires Plus. In particular, the partner warns taxpayers that it is necessary to check all data carefully, especially with income tax software where some boxes are filled in automatically. That’s sound advice in the midst of income tax season!

Read the article (in French only)

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28 Feb 2014

When the budget lock-up ended on February 20, the media from many regions of Quebec relied on Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton professionals to report on the second budget tabled by the Minister of Finance and the Economy, Nicolas Marceau.

Due to the cooperation of a team of fifteen tax and communications professionals, the firm’s clients and the general public had the opportunity to benefit from a tax bulletin, accompanied by a press release, just as they do after every budget lock-up.

Once again, several media called on experts to share their views regarding the budget. Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud it can inform its clients and the public quickly and efficiently about issues that will influence the course of Québec’s economic and fiscal activities and Quebecers during the year ahead.

Here are the interviews given by the experts:

Tax Partner Bernard Poulin, who attended the budget lock-up, gave nine interviews to different Québec radio stations.

  • Planète Radio 99.5 FM (go to 55:17) with host Patrick Bourget, broadcast February 20 in Saguenay
  • 101.5 FM with host Jean-François Routhier, aired February 20 in Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce
  • Horizon 95.5 FM with host Guylain Jean aired February 21 in the Témiscouata region
  • Rouge FM 94.7 and NRJ 102.3 FM, same interview aired on the February 21 newscasts in the Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec regions.
  • Passion Rock 101.9 FM with host Marc Bossé, broadcast February 21 in the Victoriaville region
  • Passion Rock 105.5 FM with host Jean-Hugo Savard, broadcast February 21 in the Chaudière-Appalaches region
  • O 97.3 FM Le meilleur de la musique with host Jason Caron, aired February 21 in the Chaudière-Appalaches, Estrie and Centre-du-Québec regions
  • Rouge FM 96.9 and NRJ 94.5 FM; the same interview was broadcast on the February 21 newscast in the Saguenay region
  • Cool 103.5 FM with host Geneviève Hébert, aired on February 21 in the Beauce region.

Tax Partner Josée Larochelle granted an interview to radio host Réjean Blais of Radio-Canada Estrie on February 20 and Sylvain Moreau, Senior Tax Manager, spoke with host André Gagné of the Argent channel on February 21.

The Regional Vice-President for the Eastern Townships, Réal Létourneau, participated in the traditional round table organized by the newspaper La Tribune, along with the region’s other decision-makers, on February 20.

We thank all the professionals who care about sharing their expertise and who help the firm gain its well-deserved high profile.