15 Feb 2018

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton suggests budget measures to further support the growth of local businesses

Our wealth creators must have the means to be even bolder if they are to stay competitive. They have the potential, but do they have the right tools? Once again this year, our firm is proud to submit budget proposals to further stimulate the growth of Québec and Canadian businesses.
– Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO

MONTRÉAL, February 15, 2018 – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s unique perspective, from both an industry and regional standpoint, enables it to understand businesses and their situation, identify their needs and offer services that are aligned with their expectations. This has led the firm to suggest budget measures to the Finance Ministers of Québec and Canada again this year. While some of these measures have already been suggested, they are still relevant.

Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO, stated: “For 70 years now, our firm has been proposing the best strategies possible to help businesses in Québec and Canada unlock their full potential. Our continuous focus on promoting their growth in competitive, innovative environments places us in a unique position to advocate measures that will help them achieve their business objectives while fostering economic growth in Québec and Canada.”

The proposed budget measures are centered on four main themes that are key to our local businesses’ competitiveness and productivity: fair and incentive-based tax policies, entrepreneurial succession, innovation and business immigration. The prebudget proposals forwarded to the federal and Québec government and a summary of the recommendations may be viewed on Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s website at the following addresses:

Brief submitted to the Québec Finance Minister, Carlos Leitão (in French)
Brief submitted to the Minister of Finance of Canada, the Honourable Bill Morneau (in French)

Imbriglio concluded: “Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is and will always be the business partner of choice for local businesses. When they succeed, so do Québec and Canada. It guarantees prosperity for future generations. Additional growth drivers are needed such as those included in our prebudget proposals if our businesses want to be bolder in achieving their ambitions.”

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton (rcgt.com) has become a Canadian leader in the areas of assurance, tax, consulting services and business recovery and reorganization, with more than 2,300 professionals, including approximately 200 partners. Together, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Grant Thornton LLP, another Canadian member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, comprise more than 4,200 professionals and close to 140 offices across Canada to help Canadian organizations achieve their full growth potential both locally and globally. Grant Thornton International Ltd’s member and correspondent firms provide clients with the expertise of some 47,000 professionals in more than 130 countries.


Francis Letendre
Senior Consultant – Public Relations
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Tel.: 514-390-4201

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07 Feb 2018

The third edition of the Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec’s Forum économique de la relève will take place in Montréal on March 2, 2018.

This major event, with its theme Le Québec: plaque tournante des technologies émergentes – défis et opportunités, brings together over 800 up and coming business people each year and provides young professionals and entrepreneurs with an opportunity to meet well-known political and business personalities.

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As an assurance, tax and advisory services leader, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has made a major digital shift in the past two years and is well-equipped to support young business people in their growth. This event will be a prime opportunity to showcase our expertise on many levels!

Pierre Garant, Operiō President and National Assurance Leader, will deliver one of the opening keynote addresses. Our cloud computing accounting service, Operiō, will also present the opening panel and workshop La croissance des PME grâce aux technologies. Louis Roy, Partner and blockchain Leader, will speak at the blockchain technology workshop and Éric Nguyen, Senior Manager and Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics Leader, will serve as one of the experts in the L’intelligence artificielle et les PME workshop.

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Led by honorary Chair, Danièle Henkel, this event is an opportunity for participants to hear a wide range of influential players, such as Minister Stéphane Billette, Louis Vachon, President and CEO of the National Bank and many others. For more information and to sign up, go to fera.rjccq.com.