07 Jun 2018

Motivated by the desire to always better meet the needs of its clients in an ever-changing environment, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to launch a new ethics and anticorruption practice.

The implementation of transparent, sustainable commercial practices will help establish an atmosphere of trust with your business partners. Thanks to our analysis, support and monitoring services, you will be able to put into practise the main guidelines of standard ISO 37001 with regard to ethical governance.

Joining forces with two experts in the fight against corruption…

Our professionals from the Management Consulting team are teaming up with two experts in the field: Marc Tassé, proactive ethics and anti-corruption specialist, and Patrice Poitevin, internationally renowned anti-corruption expert. Both are advisors with the Canadian Centre of Excellence for Anti-Corruption (CCEAC).

… to create a recognized practice with a complete service offering

By combining our talents, we can help our clients benefit from leading-edge ethics and compliance expertise.

For more information, don’t hesitate to contact our experts and consult our service offering.

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07 Jun 2018

On May 31, 2018, at the Sommet international du repreneuriat organized by the Centre de transfert d’entreprise du Québec (CTEQ), Serge Plourde, Director – Management Consulting, took part in an expert panel to discuss the new challenges of businesses in Quebec’s tourism sector.

During this workshop, panellists analyzed trends in the tourism sector and the profile of potential buyers in the field. With over thirty years of experience in tourism and economic development and having been involved in over 150 major projects across Quebec, Mr. Plourde spoke about a few key elements.

“Communication is very important during business transfers, but the greatest challenge of the tourism industry is transferring to buyers,” stated the specialist.

At this major event where some 500 people participated in workshops and conferences, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton experts were also in attendance, including Éric Dufour, Regional Vice-President and National Business Transfer Leader. The firm is a partner of the CTEQ.

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04 Jun 2018

In an article published in Le Droit, Tax Partner Bruno Charron, discusses incentives for the acquisition of works of art by PMEs and corporations.

Current tax incentives also help to support art and culture in Quebec and Canada.

However, according to Bruno, the capital cost allowance on the purchase or lease of a work of art is not as advantageous as other types of expenses, such as charitable gifts.

“Very few of our SME clients take advantage of these tax savings. Those who do are usually philanthropist art lovers, who don’t invest in art for tax reasons. A charitable gift, for example, would trigger a greater refund.”

To find out more about tax provisions relating to purchases of works of art, read the article (in French) published on May 22, 2018.

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30 May 2018

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and its subsidiary Catallaxy were proud to welcome Dominique Anglade, Deputy Premier and Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation and Minister responsible for the Digital Strategy, for the announcement that FormFintech would be receiving $225,000 in financial assistance to support the improvement of its three main services, i.e. recruiting, training and the incubation of start-ups.

Ms. Anglade and her team went to BlockHouse, an international center of excellence recently inaugurated by the firm and dedicated to blockchain, applied cryptography and distributed technologies expertise, to share this major announcement.

Some one hundred participants were in attendance, including Emilio. B. Imbriglio, President and CEO of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, Louis Roy, the firm’s blockchain leader and Arthur Prats Ladous, BlockHouse manager.

All were pleased with this news, which fits in with the government’s plan to encourage and support the creation of promising, innovative businesses and shows Fintech’s potential to help grow local businesses and enhance Quebec society.

For more information, read the article published in Les Affaires on May 24, 2018 and the one in Finance et Investissement published on May 28, 2018. [Available in French only.]