15 Dec 2011

Montréal, December 15, 2011 – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is taking advantage of the adoption of the Regulation respecting the cap and trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances by the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks, Pierre Arcand, to reiterate its support of this initiative benefiting numerous Quebec companies.

According to Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, this announcement allows Québec companies to start preparing now for the implementation of the cap-and-trade system and the transition period that will lead to enforcing the greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations as of January 2013. The regulation is consistent with multiple Quebec initiatives already in place to counter climate changes.

“The emission allowance market currently being created is good news for our numerous companies in the clean technologies sector and innovative industrial establishments in Quebec. With the 2013 regulations, Quebec companies will definitely be able to benefit concretely from this new GHG market,” remarked Roger Fournier, Lead Senior Manager, Environment, Greenhouse Gases and GHG Certification Specialist at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

“This system will accept offset credits so that companies subject to the regulation will be able to comply. We see this as an excellent business opportunity for various non-regulated Quebec companies that are innovating and adopting best practices for environmental protection. Companies that reduce their emissions may possibly be able to sell their offset credits to regulated entities. With this system, Quebec is demonstrating its leadership once again and confirming the importance of contributing to the reduction of GHG emissions for our generation and those to come,” Mr. Fournier concluded.

The memorandum submitted by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton in connection with the public consultations held for the regulation project is available here: http://www.rcgt.com/ghg-memorandum.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a leader in the fields of assurance, taxation, consulting, business recovery and reorganization services. The Firm owes its success to a team of over 2,000 people, including over 225 partners in more than 90 offices in Quebec, eastern Ontario and New Brunswick. The scope of its network has made the Firm the leader in its sector of activities. Additionally, for more than thirty years now, our Firm has also been a member of Grant Thornton International Ltd., providing its clientele with access to the expertise of member and correspondent firms in over 100 countries.

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Information:

Francis Letendre
Public Relations Consultant
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Tel.: 514 390-4201
Cell: 514 554-1685
letendre.francis@rcgt.com
www.rcgt.com

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08 Dec 2011

When she reached the summit of Vinson Massif in Antarctica on November 26, 2011, Véronique Denys, Tax Manager in the Québec City office, became the first Quebec woman to have scaled to the top of the highest mountain peak on each of the seven continents.

To celebrate her return, a press conference was held on December 6 at the Québec City office. Several members of the media attended, giving the news fitting visibility.

Once again, congratulations to Véronique Denys, a true source of inspiration for Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton employees and Partners!

To read our official press release, please go to “Press and Publications” on the RCGT.com Web site.

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08 Dec 2011

A MODEL OF PERSEVERANCE, DISCIPLINE AND ACHIEVEMENT

QUÉBEC CITY, December 6, 2011 – Assurance, taxation and consulting Firm, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, is proud to mark the extraordinary achievement of one of its own, Véronique Denys, Tax Manager, in the Firm’s Québec City office: she has become the first Quebec woman to complete the Seven Summits challenge.

As she arrived at the peak of Vinson Massif (at 4,892 metres) in Antarctica on November 26, Véronique Denys became the first Quebec woman to scale to the highest mountain tops on each of the seven continents, an international challenge that is the ultimate objective of the world’s greatest mountaineers.

“I would like to thank those who helped me follow my passion and realize and surpass myself as an individual. The contributions and encouragement of each and everyone one of you allowed me to take on every challenge I met with and make my dream come true”, said an emotional Véronique Denys.

A true source of inspiration

Véronique Denys returned to work this morning at the Québec City office to warm applause from proud colleagues who all made a point of congratulating her.

“Véronique deserves our complete admiration for this feat, and we are proud to work with such an exceptional woman. Her outstanding resolve is without a doubt a source of inspiration for all of the Firm’s partners and employees through her determination, discipline and perseverance,” stated Jean Robillard, President and CEO.

Last May, Véronique Denys climbed to the top of Mount Everest in Asia, the highest summit in the world (8,848 metres); she is only the third Quebec woman to have done so. Since then, she also reached the summit of Carstenz Pyramid (4,884 metres) in Oceania. Previously, she scaled to the top of Kilimanjaro in Africa in 2004 (5,892 metres), Elbrus in Europe in 2006 (5,642 metres), Aconcagua in South America in 2008 (6,962 metres), as well as Mount McKinley in North America in 2009 (6,194 metres).

“Véronique has something to be very proud of, not only because of her extraordinary accomplishment, but also because she has demonstrated to the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton network and Quebec as a whole the importance of believing in yourself and being determined to follow your dreams and passions to the end,” remarked Pierre Lapointe, Regional Vice-President.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a leader in the fields of assurance, taxation, consulting and recovery and reorganization services. The Firm owes its success to over 2,000 employees, including more than 225 Partners in over 90 offices in Quebec, eastern Ontario and New Brunswick. The scope of its network makes it a leader in its business segment. For the past 30 years, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has been a member of Grant Thornton International Ltd providing its clients with the expertise of the member and correspondent firms in more than 100 countries.

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Source: Carole-Anne Dugré
Regional Director, Communications and Business Development
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Telephone: 418-647-6635 Cell.: 418-955-3792
Email: dugre.carole-anne@rcgt.com

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06 Dec 2011

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to announce that the Trois-Rivières office has moved to its new location. The move, which took place this fall, underscores the Firm’s expansion since its establishment in the Mauricie region in the summer of 2010. It’s also very good news for the organization as a whole, as it represents not only an excellent opportunity to pursue client development in the area, but is also evidence of the Firm’s growth and an expanding and satisfied clientele. Moreover, new experts joined the team this year.

“Our office in Trois-Rivières today has more than 25 Partners, professionals and employees working in assurance, tax, strategy and financial consulting as well as in recovery and reorganization. More than 10 experts have joined the team in the last year. Our desire to efficiently serve the interests of our clients has resulted in the continuous integration of experienced professionals into our group, supporting our growth and positioning as leaders among various economic and strategic actors in the region,” said François Dupuis, CA, Partner at the Trois-Rivières office.

The boom created by the growth of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton activities in Mauricie led the Firm to review its location and increase its premises by 40%. Now housed in the Lampron building at the centre of Trois-Rivières’ economic, strategic and social activity, the new office has a much larger and functional workspace, enabling clients and employees to benefit from an environment that reflects our focus on excellence and efficiency.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton inaugurated the new office with a cocktail event on November 22, 2011 attended by over 175 clients, business partners and employees.

(From left to right) François Dupuis, Partner (Trois-Rivières), Jean Robillard, President and CEO, Pierre Lapointe, Regional Vice-President, Québec, Chaudière-Appalaches and Mauricie, and Gino Bouchard, Lead Senior Director, Insolvency (Trois-Rivières), celebrating the Firm’s expanding presence in the Mauricie region.