17 Mar 2014

Lynda CoacheCongratulations to Lynda Coache, Assurance Partner at the St-Jean-sur-Richelieu and Napierville offices. Her efforts as Honorary President of the 24th Souper gastronomique (Gourmet Dinner) of La Fondation Le Renfort Grande Ligne helped raise over $40,000 this February 20!

At the heart of the difference

The funds raised will assist the Foundation’s clientele, supporting its mission to further the social integration of persons with an intellectual disability (ID) or a pervasive developmental disorder (PDD). To learn more about this organization, make a donation or view photos of the event of last February 20, visit www.lerenfort.com.

Lynda Coache has also participated in programs on TVHR9 (see at 14:29) and ICItv.ca to promote this noble cause. Her contribution was saluted in several newspaper articles in the region.

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14 Mar 2014

Éric BergeronCongratulations to Éric Bergeron, Assurance Partner at the Montreal office, for obtaining the title of Fellow Adm. A. awarded by the Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec.

A member since 1992, Éric Bergeron has been involved at several levels of the Ordre over the years. In particular, he has been a member of the Audit Committee, a member of the Development and Practice Committee, Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors. As a crowning achievement, he served as President of the Ordre from 2004 to 2007 inclusive.

A distinction synonymous with competence and professionalism

The title of Fellow is awarded to chartered administrators who have stood out for their high level of competence, their contribution to the profession and their excellent reputation. This distinction is awarded by their peers; it means that the Fellow is recognized in his or her community as a competent and honest professional.

For more details on the Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec, see www.adma.qc.ca.

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11 Mar 2014

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton had a strong showing at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) Mining Convention, the largest annual mining event in the country, which took place this year from March 2 to 5, 2014, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Jointly with Grant Thornton Canada, our firm organized a series of events and presentations aimed to showcase our talent throughout the convention. We were also a Gold Plus Sponsor of the event.

Representatives from several Grant Thornton International member firms joined the Grant Thornton Canada and Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton teams, which included Anand Beejan, Montréal Assurance Partner and Mining Sector Leader, Serge Allard, Assurance Partner and Vice-President of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region, Jean Gauthier, National Head of Tax, Montréal office, Michael Dimitriou and Shawn Mincoff, both Assurance Partners from the Ottawa office, Johanne Gélinas, Partner in Charge of the Sustainability and Greenhouse Gas Management practice, Montréal office, and Marie-Eve Carignan, Manager, Communications and Public Relations, Montréal office. Our team welcomed the 25,000-plus convention visitors at our specially-created booth and networked with various participating organizations.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Grant Thornton Canada showcased their expertise thanks to a day of presentations highlighting our experts and clients. First, Johanne Gélinas led a highly successful conference on sustainability and essentials for mining companies. Then, a panel of representatives from various mining companies led by Globe and Mail mining industry reporter Rachelle Younglai held a discussion on the mining industry’s changing environment and presented the initial results of Grant Thornton’s annual mining industry study. Last, a second panel facilitated by Brian Banks from Listed Magazine addressed the financing issue and options for mining companies. The day ended with a cocktail reception organized jointly with McMillan LLP which brought together over 300 guests from the mining industry.

In addition to these events, Anand Beejan gave a series of interviews to numerous media outlets, speaking about the PDAC, announcements made by the Quebec government during the convention and the preliminary mining industry study data. Here’s an overview of the media coverage generated (in French, except where noted):

Congratulations to the entire team for generating this key visibility and demonstrating the firm’s undeniable expertise in the mining industry!

Grant Thornton booth - PDAC

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10 Mar 2014

Montreal, March 10, 2014 – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to contribute, once again this year, to the 2014 Les Mercuriades contest and to act as official assessor of the nomination, in addition to presenting a brand-new Mercure award.

Les Mercuriades is a highly coveted contest, organized by La Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec, with the aim of celebrating the outstanding achievements of Québec businesses that gain distinction through excellence. Since 1981, this contest has given private enterprises and organizations of all sizes, in every economic sector and region in Quebec, a privileged opportunity to showcase their successes and innovations.

“For the past ten years, our firm has contributed to the Les Mercuriades contest. We are very proud to have seen this contest gain importance and recognition over the years, and especially proud of our contribution to the development of dynamic Québec companies. Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton cares deeply about recognizing the excellence, talent and passion of Québec entrepreneurs. This is why we are delighted to be associated with this event, once again,” said the President and CEO, Emilio B. Imbriglio.

The collaboration between Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Les Mercuriades is increasing in scope this year. The contest includes a new Mercure award for entrepreneurship, the Mercure Entrepreneuriat – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. This award is intended for SMEs and large corporations. It has the aim of rewarding growth strategies deployed by businesses to achieve their full potential.

“Québec is full of competitive and innovative enterprises and entrepreneurs. The new Mercure Entrepreneuriat – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton will reward the innovation and creativity of entrepreneurs who have taken on major challenges and played their hand well to ensure their company’s success, resulting in the creation of quality jobs. For our firm, which has guided dynamic organizations for over 65 years, it is a privilege to contribute to recognizing and highlighting the success of companies with an instinct for growth, that contribute every day to Québec’s prosperity,” Emilio B. Imbriglio concluded.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, today Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a leader in the fields of assurance, tax, consulting services, business recovery & reorganization. Its strength is based on a team of more than 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 its clients with the expertise of the member and correspondent firms in more than 100 countries.



Marie-Eve Carignan
Director of Communications – Public Relations
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Tel.: 514-954-4611
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