30 May 2018
Pierre Fortin
Partner | CPA, CA | Management consulting

Our firm provided its municipal expertise during the 2018 annual meetings of the Union des municipalités du Québec (UMQ).

As an official partner, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to be involved once again in this unique forum where municipal players got together to discuss major issues. The theme of the 97th edition was “Passer de la parole aux actes” (Putting Words into Action), a reminder that’s imperative to follow through on reforms undertaken in recent years in the municipal sector.

This event, the most important in the municipal sector, took place from May 16 to 18, 2018 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy.

In an interview at the meetings, Pierre Fortin, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Management Consulting Partner, underlined the firm’s leadership in the industry, with over 300 municipalities among its clients.

Pierre goes on to explain: “We support and guide municipalities to help them with their management and growth.” On another note, the accounting firm has developed a new ethics and anti-corruption practice and makes significant investments in the digital sector.


Are municipalities ready for the legalization of cannabis?

Pierre Fortin participated in a workshop called “Le monde est stone : parlons cannabis!” (Everyone is stoned: Let’s talk about weed!). This panel touched on the issues surrounding the anticipated coming into effect of the act legalizing the purchase, sale and consumption of cannabis. Pierre presented the example of Colorado, a liberalized and regimented market from which much inspiration can be drawn.

“While there are certain differences, in particular with regard to public health, the legislative framework of the City of Denver is comparable to what we have in Montréal when it comes to government levels and the sharing of competences,” he says.

“Income generated by the tax on the sale of cannabis in Denver, as well as its share of the State Shareback, will be $21.2M in 2018, that is, about 1% of the total $2G operating budget.”

The idea for this conference came from an assignment that Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton carried out for the City of Montréal to establish an accurate fair portrait of the services and operations that will be influenced by this legalization. The firm was also asked to study financial impact scenarios.

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28 May 2018

Since October 2017, experts and licensed insolvency trustees from Raymond Chabot inc, subsidiary of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, have offered sound advice to the population through the Dans vos poches column in the Journal de Montréal and Journal de Québec.

A total of 16 articles inspired by real-life cases were published up until May 2018 with the purpose of advising consumers who want to maintain a sound financial situation. (Articles in French only.)

Financial problems? Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.

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25 May 2018

This year, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton ranked 61st among the top 500 largest enterprises in Quebec listing published by Les Affaires in May 2018.

Thanks to its 2,541 professionals working in more than 100 offices across the province. The firm improved its ranking from previous years, in 2017 for example, where it was 67th. Read the top 500 (in French).

Most admired accounting firm in Quebec

This achievement adds to the fact that Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton ranked first among the most admired accounting firms in Quebec earlier this year, according to a 2018 Léger survey on the reputation of businesses published in Les Affaires.

70 years of passion and proximity

Many thanks to the clients who have been trusting Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton for the past 70 years! The rich history of the firm, and its credibility and proximity place us at the top of this list. These results reflect the passion of the firm’s professionals and their commitment to serving clients with excellence.

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24 May 2018
Louis Roy
Partner and president of Catallaxy | CPA, CA | Digital and technology consulting

Louis Roy, Assurance Partner and Blockchain Technology Leader, was interviewed by La Presse on May 17, 2018 about the implementation of blockchain by businesses.

Blockchain is a decentralized transaction record. Encrypted information is recorded in several locations simultaneously, making it impossible to falsify the data.

Louis Roy explained: “It offers highly secure, immutable data storage, that is anchored in time.” Mr. Roy and his colleagues at Catallaxy, a subsidiary of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, inaugurated BlockHouse, an international hub of excellence and expertise in applied cryptography, blockchain and distributed technologies, located in Montréal.

He believes that blockchain has the potential to transform many industries, including accounting, insurance, real estate and copyright management.

Read the article (in French).

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