20 Mar 2012

Michel Lefebvre

Since March 15, 2012, Michel Lefebvre, Tax Partner in the Montréal office, has had the pleasure of being a Huffington Post blogger as an ITC expert. Michel already has one blog entry on the site about mobility in Quebec and will produce regular blog posts going forward.

Le Huffington Post Québec is a general and exclusively Web-based news site, launched in February 2012. It uses various experts and external sources to supply its blog content.

Consult Michel Lefebvre’s Le Huffington Post Québec profile here

To read his first blog entry (Pleins feux sur la mobilité, French only), click here

Congratulations to Michel for achieving this major visibility! Visit the site to follow and comment on his blog.

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19 Mar 2012

Chantal Friset

A few weeks ago, Chantal Friset, Partner in Management Consulting Group at the Montréal office, gave a conference at a major convention organized jointly by the Association des médecins d’urgence du Québec (AMUQ) and the Association des gestionnaires infirmiers d’urgence du Québec (AGIUQ).

Sustained Commitment

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton was also involved in the event as a sponsor of the recognition award (Prix reconnaissance), which pays tribute to an establishment’s innovative contribution to improving its emergency department. Interesting fact: thanks to our Firm, the winner of this award is entitled to take part in the prestigious Emergency Nurses Association’s leadership convention in the United States, one of the main events in management-based professional development in this area.

Congratulations to Chantal Friset for her commitment: she has been involved in this event for the last three years as Chairperson and, every year, as a speaker.

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15 Mar 2012

The professional services Firm is the first in the country to launch an iPad mobile app incorporating a tax calculator

MONTRÉAL, March 15, 2012 – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton officially launched its Tax Planning Guide 2011-2012 today. The 28th edition of this free, unique and versatile tool provides up-to-date personal tax information.

Jean Gauthier, Partner and National Tax Director stated, “The Tax Planning Guide has always been an innovative guide and reference that provides strategic information as well as tips, tables and tax information for other provinces.” The Tax Planning Guide 2011-2012 is available online, at www.taxplanningguide.ca, as well as on iTunes (http://bit.ly/planningguide2012) as an iPhone, iPod Touch and, for the first time this year, iPad app.

“We are innovating again this year,” Jean Gauthier continued. “The Tax Planning Guide iPad app now offers a handy and easy-to-use simulator for Quebec taxpayers. We have a very simple objective: make a tool available for anyone who wants it, that will help with tax planning and avoid nasty surprises. The tax calculator is a versatile, personalized tool that uses the individual’s financial profile to determine his or her tax rate.”

The Tax Planning Guide’s electronic versions were such a success that Grant Thornton International Ltd has followed suit by offering the new World in Figures iPad app in association with the prestigious “The Economist” magazine.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Fondée en 1948, la société Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton figure aujourd’hui parmi les chefs de file dans les domaines de la certification, de la fiscalité, des services-conseils, du redressement d’entreprises et de l’insolvabilité. Cette force repose sur une équipe de plus de 2 200 personnes, dont quelque 230 associés, réparties dans plus de 90 bureaux au Québec, dans l’est de l’Ontario et au Nouveau-Brunswick. Soulignons également que, depuis plus de 30 ans, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton est membre de Grant Thornton International Ltd, offrant à sa clientèle l’accès à l’expertise de cabinets membres et de cabinets représentants dans plus de 100 pays.

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14 Mar 2012

The Plan Nord initiative, taking place over a 25-year period, will bring about $80 billion in investments during this period and create or consolidate on average 20,000 jobs per year, for an equivalent of approximately 500,000 person-years. It is one of the largest economic, social and environmental development projects ever carried out in Quebec. This is why Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud that the knowledge and expertise of its professionals can contribute to this important future project. In this respect, the Firm will be sharing its expertise at numerous major upcoming events, including two in April.

Emilio Imbriglio, Partner in Charge of the Corporate Finance Consulting Group and Chairman of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Board of Directors is pleased to have been named Co-Chair of the Conference on the Development of Plan Nord Infrastructure Projects, an event organized by the Canadian Institute as part of its Plan Nord Series, set to take place on April 4 and 5, 2012, at the Montréal Intercontinental Hotel. Emilio will also lead a panel on taking advantage of infrastructure-based business opportunities and a workshop on financing infrastructure projects. This conference is a unique opportunity to address critical issues related to funding, business opportunities, partnerships with communities in Northern Quebec, environmental issues, regional development and much more.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton will also be part of the sponsors and exhibitors taking part in the Salon Plan Nord organized by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal on April 20 and 21, 2012, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Come discover the extensive range of services offered by our Firm, which have made it possible for us to develop multidisciplinary expertise serving the Plan Nord. Also, during the Natural Resources Forum on Friday, April 20, 2012, Emilio Imbriglio will be delivering a speech on the challenges, risk management and business opportunities north of the 49th parallel. This presentation is part of the first half of the day on the importance of the natural resources sector within the metropolitan economy. Our experts will be more than pleased to answer your questions about the Plan Nord at this event.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to take part in the Plan Nord initiative and increase sustainable wealth for our future generations.