14 Sep 2011

Montréal, September 14, 2011 – In light of the public consultation on the draft regulation for the greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade system initiated by Pierre Arcand, Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is releasing its memorandum.

“With this system, Quebec businesses will have the opportunity to begin preparing this fall for the anticipated implementation of the cap-and-trade system in 2012 as well as for the transition period leading to the GHG emission regulations enforcement in January 2013,” commented Roger Fournier, Lead Senior Director, Environment, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and GHG certification specialist with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

The emission allowance market, which is currently being created in association with the states of California and New Mexico as well as the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia, looks promising for Quebec enterprises. Once it is regulated, we hope that its real advantages will prove beneficial for Quebec entrepreneurs.

“While the province’s draft legislation does need some fine-tuning, Quebec enterprises should benefit from its implementation. Since the proposed system accepts offset credits for up to 8% of emissions of regulated enterprises, we believe that this will create a business opportunity for other Quebec enterprises that have reduced their emissions and may, therefore, sell offset credits,” concluded Mr. Fournier.

To view the memorandum: www.rcgt.com/memorandum-ghg

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 30 years now, our Firm has 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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12 Sep 2011

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Les Affaires invite the business community to take part in the next segment of Opération Relève Québec 2011.

Opération Relève Québec 2011 is a concrete way to outfit both those seeking to hand over the reins of their business and those who have shown an interest in taking them up.

Started last February, this Quebec tour will visit six new cities by the end of October. At each stop, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Les Affaires, as well as their tour mates, will be presenting a series of free workshops on business transfers and succession planning. The morning workshops are specifically designed to help business owners prepare their succession, while the afternoon sessions are geared to the succession and future directors.

Tour Schedule

Dates Cities
February 23, 2011 Dorval
March 16, 2011 Joliette
April 12, 2011 Québec
April 13, 2011 Lévis
April 20, 2011 Beloeil
May 5, 2011 Rivière-du-Loup
May 17, 2011 Trois-Rivières
September 14, 2011 Sainte-Adèle
September 20, 2011 Laval
September 29, 2011 Val-d’or
October 4, 2011 Orford
October 26, 2011 Saguenay

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29 Aug 2011

On August 29, 2011, the Trois-Rivières office is proudly opening its doors at a new location, 1610 Bellefeuille Street, Suite 400, in the heart of Trois-Rivières’ economic, strategic and social activity.

Much larger and more functional, the new office will provide the means necessary to pursue our Firm’s growth in the years to come, offering our clients and employees a new environment that is reflective of both our leadership and our attention to quality and efficiency.

Crédits photo : Mario Groleau

Made up of 20 Partners, professionals and employees in the areas of assurance, taxation, recovery and reorganization, the Trois-Rivières team is eager to greet you in its new offices.

ref : article on Lampron’s building (Cyberpresse)

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16 Aug 2011

Play-off Win for Kevin Sénécal at the Second Edition of the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Challenge

The second edition of the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Challenge took place at the St-Raphaël Golf Club in Île-Bizard from August 10 to 12, 2011. Spectators were riveted until the very end of the tournament, which was won in a play-off by Kevin Sénécal (Le Maître Tremblant). Sénécal sunk a twenty-foot birdie on the first playoff hole to beat Alexandre Ouellette (Le Blainvillier) for the crown.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Marketing Vice-President, Marc Bergeron,
hands over a cheque for $6,000 to the tournament winner, Kevin Sénécal.

Best of luck to Quebec’s golfing elite for the rest of the season!