18 Dec 2013

Lawyer and Senior Tax Manager Julie Blouin shared her expertise with Le Bel-Âge magazine to answer a reader’s question. A specialist in international taxation, Ms. Blouin reports on tax treatment for a bequest to an individual in the United States.

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16 Dec 2013

Shawinigan, December 16, 2013 – This coming December 20, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton will proceed to move its Shawinigan offices to new premises that reflect the Firm’s dynamic presence. This upgrade is consistent with a constant concern to continue responding to client needs in a professional and diligent manner.

The move to these new premises, located in Suite 202 of 580 Avenue du Marché, in the heart of downtown Shawinigan, reflect the effervescence of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s activities in this region. With an area of nearly 4,000 square feet, this establishment offers clients and employees a distinctive and user-friendly work environment, reflecting a constant desire for excellence and efficiency.

“Our Shawinigan office includes to date over 10 professionals and employees. The amalgamation of our activities with those of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, one year ago, has enabled Théoret, Perreault, Ricard, Cossette, Experts-Comptables inc. to combine its resources’ expertise with an organizational structure geared to our community’s businesses. Our roots in Shawinigan have a history of over 20 years. We are delighted to pursue our growth within this firm, while offering our clients added value, based on our current multidisciplinary services,” concluded Jean-Marc Théoret, Lead Senior Manager.

Remember that on October 26, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton announced the acquisition of Théoret, Perreault, Ricard, Cossette, Experts-Comptables inc., located in Shawinigan, thus consolidating its presence in the Mauricie region by adding this office to the one currently in place in Trois-Rivières.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton today counts among the leaders in the assurance, taxation and consulting fields, as well as business recovery and reorganization. The firm owes its success to a team of over 2,400 employees, including approximately 230 Partners in over 100 offices in Quebec, eastern Ontario and New Brunswick. 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 member and correspondent firms in over 100 countries.

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Information :

Ms. Carole-Anne Dugré
Regional Director of Communications and Business Development
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Tel.: 418-647-6635
[email protected]

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16 Dec 2013

“Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to be involved in this project and to continue contributing to the development of dynamic local businesses.”
– Pierre Lapointe, Vice-President of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Québec City region

Montréal, December 16, 2013 – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Desjardins Group announced today the beginning of a sustainable, structured collaborative effort to help immigrant investors wishing to live in Quebec and Canada and contribute to the country’s prosperity.

As of January 2014, AURAY Capital, a subsidiary of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, and Desjardins Group will work together to provide complementary, value-added services to investors. The Immigrant Investor Program’s business development activities, backed by Desjardins Group until now, will be delegated to AURAY Capital and Desjardins Group will act as a financial partner. Desjardins Group personnel involved in the Immigrant Investor Program will join AURAY Capital to help carry out its new mandate.

“We are positive that our long-term commitment will enable us to help business investors grow and contribute to the development of our economy. Such practices are entirely within our Firm’s mission, which is to help our people and organizations reach their full potential. We are also very proud to be expanding our range of services and welcoming new talent within the Firm,” said Pierre Lapointe, Vice-President of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Québec City region.

“Desjardins Group is pleased to be joining forces with a choice business that has such a strong presence in Quebec and in more than a hundred countries. This agreement will enable Desjardins to continue being involved in the Immigrant Investor Program while contributing to maintaining the benefits generated by the program,” said Stéphane Achard, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Business and Institutional Services, and Card and Payment Services of the Desjardins Group.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, today Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a leader in the fields of assurance, tax, consulting services, and business recovery & reorganization. Its strength is based on a team of almost 2,400 people, including some 230 partners in more than 100 offices in Quebec, eastern Ontario and New Brunswick. For the past 30 years, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has been a member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, providing clients with the expertise of the member and correspondent firms in more than 100 countries.

About Desjardins Group

Desjardins Group is the fifth largest cooperative financial group in the world with assets of $210 billion. To meet the diverse needs of its members and clients, Desjardins offers a full range of products and services through its extensive distribution network, online platforms and subsidiaries across Canada. The group has one of the highest capital ratios and credit ratings in the industry, and outranks all American banks as the fourth safest and strongest bank in North America according to Global Finance magazine and Bloomberg News respectively. In keeping with their cooperative nature, Desjardins Caisses’ surplus earnings are reinvested into the communities they serve.

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12 Dec 2013

On November 29, 2013, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton released a survey that sounded the alarm: unless there is mobilization to facilitate business transfers, the current entrepreneurial shortage will have major consequences for the Quebec economy.

Éric Dufour, Partner at the Chicoutimi office and National Business Transfer Leader, gave several interviews on this subject, and several media also relayed the news. The Quebec Government also reacted through the Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier for youth issues, Léo Bureau-Blouin.

The news generated plenty of reactions and strong visibility in the traditional and social media.

Here is an overview of the media coverage

Portfolio de La Presse Affaires
Des entrepreneurs mal préparés et mal informés
Un BOA qui veut votre bien
Les outils d’accompagnement font-ils vraiment défaut?
Des transferts réussis
Une méconnaissance des enjeux fiscaux
Bien différencier vente et transfert
Le Soleil
Journal Les Affaires.com
Journal de Montréal
Journal de Québec
Le Progrès-Dimanche
TVA Nouvelles

Canal Argent
Éric Dufour’s interview
Les PME du Québec en danger, selon une étude

René Vézina, chroniqueur
Paul Arcand’s show