17 Sep 2012
Martin Deschênes
Partner | CPA, CA | Financial advisory

Martin DeschênesMartin Deschênes, Assurance Partner in the Montréal office, will be co-presiding the Dr. Clown fundraising campaign this fall. In his second year of involvement with the organization, he will be contributing concretely to the success and influence of this campaign that helps sick children and the elderly.

Improving the Quality of Life of People in the Hospital

The mission of the Dr. Clown organization, which became Jovia in 2012, is to contribute to improving the quality of life of people in the hospital through its therapeutic clown program. By creating a connection through games and using the imagination, therapeutic clowns work with two types of people, children hospitalized in pediatrics departments and the increasingly dependent elderly. More than 30 healthcare establishments call on Jovia’s personalized services. The group has also received the official support of the Collège des médecins du Québec and the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec.

For more information on Jovia, visit www.jovia.ca.

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04 Sep 2012
Martin Deschênes
Partner | CPA, CA | Financial advisory
Guy Martin (1923-2012)

 Tribute to a Pioneer of the Quebec Economic Scene

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Guy Martin, FCPA, FCA, one of our Firm’s founding partners, on September 1, 2012, at the age of 88 years.

The Partners and employees salute this man of great honour and express their appreciation for his exceptional contribution. He will always be a source of inspiration to all who came in contact with him. We send our sincere condolences to his family and friends who supported him throughout his career.

Guy Martin was predeceased by his wife Suzie Choquet and daughter Céline, and leaves to mourn his children Louis (Ginette Tremblay), Claude (Colette Richer), Sophie (Christian Roy), André (Sylvie Laurendeau), Antoine (Sylvie Laflamme), Gilles (Hélène Pringle) and Luc (Sylvie Dagenais), 19 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, his sisters Louise and Thérèse, brother-in-law Jean De Grandpré, sister-in-law Denise Choquet and many friends and relatives.

Funeral arrangements

The family will receive condolences at the Rodrigue Montpetit et fils funeral home (1580 Route 132, St-Anicet) on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. as well as on Thursday, September 6, as of 9:00 a.m. The funeral will be held in the St-Anicet Church on September 6 at 11:00 a.m. with interment at a later date in the Lachine cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fabrique de St-Anicet.

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04 Sep 2012
Martin Deschênes
Partner | CPA, CA | Financial advisory
Norman Angell

Norman Angell

Congratulations to Norman Angell, Tax Partner at the Quebec office, who was granted the prestigious title of Fellow (FCPA, FCGA) by the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada.

The Fellow title is a distinction that recognizes members who provide exemplary service to the profession or who achieve prominence in their career or society through accomplishments that enhance and promote the profession.

Commitment to the Business Community

Obtaining this title represents Norman’s hard work and achievements during his years at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and within the Quebec business community. In addition to the FCGA title, last March, Norman received the “member for life” distinction from the Association des CGA du Québec. Congratulations!

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31 Aug 2012
Martin Deschênes
Partner | CPA, CA | Financial advisory

Congratulations to Yan Boudreault, MBA, Senior Consultant in the Business Valuation and Forensic Accounting Team at our Québec City office, who recently passed the third and final CFA Institute exam.

CFA: A Title Coveted Around the World

To understand the importance of Yan’s achievement, note that approximately 25,000 candidates around the world, including 10,000 Canadians, attempted to pass the third exam, which was held in 194 countries this past June. Of this number, only 52% of candidates passed and may now claim to be Chartered Financial Analysts (CFAs), one of whom is Yan Boudreault, who has become our first employee from the greater Quebec–Chaudière–Appalaches and Mauricie region to receive this title.

An International Standard for Investment Professionals

The CFA title, granted by the CFA Institute since 1963, has become the international standard for investment professionals. Investors consider this prestigious title as a reference for measuring skill and integrity in the financial analysis and portfolio management fields. The CFA Institute includes over 111,000 members in 141 countries.

Obtaining this title represents the fruit of Yan’s hard work, and Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud that it can count on his professionalism and skills. Yan’s specific expertise will enhance the range of services offered by our Firm in this region, including our financial damage quantification, financial instrument valuation, liquidity and financial risk management, financial modelling, market analysis, and portfolio performance services. Congratulations, Yan!

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