13 Feb 2019

The inescapable workforce shortage issue requires organizations to reinvent themselves. Increasingly, they are introducing initiatives to attract and retain employees.

The Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Partners had a bold and original idea to offer a trip to New York City to some 100 employees on February 1-3, 2019.

Éric Dufour, Regional Vice-President stated: “We practise what we preach! We support organizations in deploying strategic human resource activities. We have to adapt as well and ensure that our employees have a high happiness and engagement index.”

The New York trip was the culmination of an ongoing improvement initiative involving employees during 2018.

Claudie Arcand-Bellemare, Tax Consultant said: “It was awesome. It’s a privilege to work for an employer of choice who gives us the opportunity to have exceptional experiences and strengthen the bonds with our colleagues. Everybody came back from the trip more motivated than ever.”

In addition to the reward, new measures were introduced recently to meet the needs of the new generations, such as flexible schedules, a new dress code and a new governance structure.

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11 Feb 2019
Louis Roy
Partner and president of Catallaxy | CPA, CA | Digital and technology consulting

Louis Roy, President of Catallaxy, commented in the media on the lack of guidance surrounding cryptocurrency exchange platforms.

In this highly publicized case in early February 2019, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s partner expressed in several media outlets that “this event highlights the extent to which governance, regulation and internal control are needed in this sector of activity. Currently, it is not monitored at all”.

In an interview with L’heure du monde, broadcast on Radio-Canada, Louis stated that presently, there is no firm law on virtual currency exchange platforms.

“If the regulations applicable to financial institutions had been in effect, investors wouldn’t be in this situation. Their assets would have been held by a custodian, that is, a third party charged with safekeeping the assets of the clients on the exchange platform.”

Since 2014, Canadian and European authorities, namely the G20, have been developing new international regulations on the proceeds of crime (money laundering) and terrorist financing. Louis Roy insists on the fact that it is crucial to standardize regulation in both the law and the definitions attributed to cryptocurrencies.

“Under the law, cryptocurrency is considered a currency. However, from a tax point of view, it is considered property, so there are still numerous inconsistencies between the laws and we need to ensure that the public is protected.”

A guest of Anne-Marie Dussault’s on the 24/60 show broadcast on RDI, Louis pointed out the importance of informing investors about the current lack of internal control and the risks of investing in cryptocurrency.

“At Catallaxy, this is exactly what we promote: implementing governance and auditing in the world of cryptocurrency.”

Louis highlighted all of the advantages of blockchain technology, the first use of which is currently for virtual currency.

On Phare Ouest, broadcast on Radio-Canada and hailing from the Vancouver region, Louis reiterated: “I think there has to be a wake-up call in this activity sector. If we want the industry to listen, there need to be regulations that protect investors and savers. There is some regulation, but it needs to be adjusted.”

You can also read Louis Roy’s comments on Conseiller.ca and in Le Devoir on February 6 and Le Devoir on February 9.

Consult Catallaxy to learn more about the services offered.




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11 Feb 2019

For over 70 years, our clients’ trust has been based on our experts’ competence, diligence, integrity and concern for excellence.

We are very proud to introduce thirteen new passionate and experienced partners.

Every year, we do our utmost to enable our professionals to grow to their full potential so they are able to successfully guide our clients in their own growth.

To present them to the business community, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton will publish an ad in Les Affaires (February 23, 2019).

Jean-François Fortin – Assurance – Bas‒Saint-Laurent/Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine region
Nathalie Trottier – Tax – Abitibi-Témiscamingue region
Olivier Chauveau – Assurance – Montréal region
Mathieu Valcourt – Financial advisory – Montréal region
Pier-Paul Belzil-Lacasse – Recoverty and reorganisation – Abitibi-Témiscamingue region
Yvan Lavoie – Assurance – Bas‒Saint-Laurent/Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine region
Sylvain Prince – Risk management – Estrie region
Christine Girouard – Tax – Montréal region
Lise Darras – Assurance – Montréal region
Charles David – Tax – Montréal region
David Mayrand – Management consulting – Montréal region
Normand Houle – Management consulting – Montréal region
Hugues Lepage – Management consulting – Montréal region

Congratulations to our new partners!


Nouveaux associés 2019 - RCGT

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08 Feb 2019
Paul Bérubé
Partner | CPA, CA | Tax

Congratulations to Paul Bérubé, Assurance and Tax Partner at our Edmundston office, on obtaining the prestigious title of Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA) from Chartered Professional Accountants New Brunswick!

He was officially honoured at a CPA New Brunswick event on February 2, 2019.

The Fellow title formally recognizes those members who have rendered outstanding services to the profession, or whose achievements in their careers or in the community have earned them distinction and brought honour to the profession.

Paul said: “I’ve always worked with passion and conviction. Over the years, I’ve been—and continue to be—motivated by a desire to give my clients the best possible advice so they can achieve their objectives. I never did it for the glory of an award of any type, but I have to admit that, tonight, I’m very pleased to be honoured by the Order and my peers.”

Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton added: “I’d like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to Paul for this well-deserved honour. He has made a remarkable contribution to the profession and the firm. It’s a privilege for us to be able to count on a colleague of his caliber to advise our clients and the firm’s professionals. Thank you, Paul, for bringing honour to our profession and making your great talent available for our collective success!”

Passion, innovation and discipline in the service of the profession

Paul Bérubé’s candidacy is exceptional and stands out both from a professional point of view and for his commitment to the community.

He is greatly appreciated by his clients and has gained an enviable reputation in tax services through his innovation, discipline and focus on supporting their success and growth.

Paul Bérubé Fellow

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