10 Dec 2015

Congratulations to Patrick Marion, assurance partner in the Drummondville office, for his recent appointment to the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Drummond board of directors, with a two-year renewable mandate. He has also been nominated for the organization’s cyclo-golf committee.

This responsibility comes in addition to his position as treasurer of the Club Richelieu de Drummondville, an organization that assists youth through humanitarian, cultural and social activities.

About the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Drummond

The Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Drummond, which has been active in the Drummond RCM territory since 1902, now boasts nearly 1,300 members working in over 600 companies.

The CCID works to defend the collective interests of the Drummondville community and plays an active role in advancing issues that are pivotal for the region’s economic development. To this end, it forms a variety of committees and cooperates with other organizations in the community.

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05 Dec 2015
Gontran Bage

Gontran Bage

 

The City of Montréal’s recent announcement that waste water had been dumped into the Saint Lawrence River has made the public aware of the struggle that many municipalities have regarding waste water management, said Gontran Bage, Manager, Strategic and Performance Consultancy Group. Bage authored an article (see page 6) in the last edition of the Association des directeurs généraux des municipalités du Québec’s official magazine wherein he emphasizes that with aging infrastructures, cities will tend to increase their water system improvements in coming years and need to employ sufficient standards and tools to manage these systems.

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04 Dec 2015

The results of the CPA, CA path of the Uniform Evaluation (UFE-CFE) for chartered professional accountants—the entrance requirement for the accounting profession in Canada—were made public today (December 4).

We are proud of the brilliant and driven next generation. These individuals are striving to unlock their full potential, and this is why, to draw attention to the outstanding success and determination of our 92 candidates who passed this rigorous professional evaluation, we will publish an advertisement in Les Affaires magazine (December 12th edition).

pdf See the UFE-CFE ad (in French)

Congratulations to everyone and have a great career with us!

To find out more about the profession and the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec, go to www.cpaquebec.ca.

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04 Dec 2015

In the December 2015 edition of Bottom Line magazine, Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and Chief Executive Officer of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, proposes ideas that that would usher in major changes to the Quebec tax system, namely, alleviating the SME tax burden. Among other changes, he suggests following Manitoba’s reform lead and eliminating the business tax for enterprises with earnings under $500,000.

To find out more, read the Bottom Line article by journalist Luis Millan on page 23.

On the same subject, you can also read the November 6 entry titled, “Emilio B. Imbriglio defends SMEs at the Tax Coop conference” on rcgt.com.