15 Jun 2018
Pierre Fortin
Partner | CPA, CA | Management consulting

The digital economy, climate change and changing demographics are among the many challenges facing today’s cities.

Members of the Association des directeurs généraux des municipalités du Québec (ADGMQ) met for their annual convention from June 6 to 8, 2018 in Rimouski under the theme “L’Humain au cœur de nos villes”.

As one of the event partners, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to be associated with the ADGMQ and to continue providing its support and expertise to municipalities to help them grow and improve their management.

Pierre Fortin, Partner, Management Consulting and Municipal Sector Leader presented a workshop during the event on major municipal issues.

He explains, “A municipality’s role is not limited to developing its territory. This proximity government must also support economic prosperity, ensure social cohesion, take on its environmental responsibilities and manage effectively and efficiently, all within the context of increasingly important new technological realities.”

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13 Jun 2018
Pierre Fortin
Partner | CPA, CA | Management consulting

Two years ago, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton transformed its work spaces at 600 De La Gauchetière St. West in Montréal, to foster collaboration by tearing down the silos between departments.

Catherine Hersent, Western Region General Manager, was asked to speak about this major project during the Gestion des espaces de travail (Managing work spaces) conference, presented by Événements Les Affaires on May 2, 2018.

In a Les Affaires article, Ms. Hersent explained all of the efforts deployed to create an innovative and collaborative work environment that would motivate employees.

According to a survey, the results were most positive for the firm, with more than 8 out of 10 employees stating they were very satisfied with the transformation:

“It’s good for business development and it promotes the sharing of ideas and experiences amongst employees, said Ms. Hersent. […] They enjoy being near to their colleagues, the lighting, the feeling of openness. They wouldn’t go back to the way things were.”

Read the full Les Affaires article (In French only).

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12 Jun 2018
Pierre Fortin
Partner | CPA, CA | Management consulting

The Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec (RJCCQ) held its 26th Gala des Grands prix de la relève d’affaires on June 8, 2018.

This event recognizes the talent of entrepreneurs under 40 for their outstanding professional achievements.

As sponsors of this province-wide competition celebrating the accomplishments of emerging talents, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and its subsidiary Operio had the honour of presenting awards in two of the twelve categories.

Marc Bergeron, Partner and Vice-President of the firm’s Recovery and Reorganization Group presented the Administrateur de la relève award to Amélie T. Gouin, chairman of the board of the Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal (JCCM), in connection with a training program the firm has been supporting for many years. For his part, Pierre Garant, Partner and Operio President, presented the award to Rum & Code for its achievements in the PME ou Startup de l’année – volet technologie/innovation category.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Operio congratulate all the finalists and recipients of awards. Click here to view the full list and read La Presse + article “Les grands prix de la relève d’affaires” with pictures on June 9, 2018 edition (with mobile application).

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08 Jun 2018
Pierre Fortin
Partner | CPA, CA | Management consulting

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to have been involved once again in the annual meetings of the Corporation des officiers municipaux agréés du Québec (COMAQ), which took place May 23 to 25, 2018 in Québec City.

As a leader in the municipal sector, the firm was there to contribute to these discussions on financial issues.

Providing accounting advice for the public sector

Our experts, Marc Legendre and Stéphane Landry, led a workshop on changes in accounting standards that could have a significant impact on the financial statements of municipalities.

With their in-depth knowledge of the new accounting standards of the CPA Canada Handbook – Accounting and the current projects of CPA Canada’s Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB), Marc and Stéphane explained the public sector standards that managers need to take into consideration. Several aspects were discussed, including:

  • Accounting for restructuring transaction;
  • Information to know about related parties;
  • Accounting for asset retirement obligations.

GST and QST: key topics, year after year, at the COMAQ conference, for the past 25 years

Guylaine Dallaire, Tax Partner, dedicates most of her practice to the public, parapublic, government and real estate sectors. She uses this conference to meet her clients from all over the province. It’s an opportunity to review major developments in the past year affecting managers (treasurers, clerks and directors general). This information could relate to contracts, real estate transactions, regulatory standards and legislative changes.

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