20 Dec 2012

The Government of Canada tasked the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) with improving the administration of the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) program. Accordingly, the CRA implemented an SR&ED Policy Review Project, which has now been completed. The new, consolidated SR&ED policy documents were released on December 19, 2012.

The objectives of the SR&ED Policy Review Project were to consolidate and clarify the SR&ED policy and related guidance documents current at that time, as well as to present the information in a user‑friendly way on the CRA Web site.

The consolidated policy documents came into effect immediately upon their release. Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s SR&ED team will review these documents in-depth over the coming weeks.

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19 Dec 2012

Congratulations to Gabriel Groulx, Montréal Assurance Advisory Partner, who was conferred a Canada Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston on November 27, 2012. The award highlights his sustained humanitarian, professional, community assistance and philanthropic efforts.

Gabriel’s work with youth, within his profession, as a Fellow of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (FCA, FCPA), and with the community sector, particularly as Chair of the Board of Directors of Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur, has been lauded in civil society for quite some time. His multi-faceted commitment was recognized publically by civil authorities through this award.

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18 Dec 2012

On Wednesday, November 21, 2012, the seventh annual poultry conference of the Association québécoise des industries de nutrition animale et céréalière (AQINAC) took place in Drummondville. During the event, Chantal Bourgeois, Lead Senior Manager, Assurance, from the Saint-Hyacinthe office, led a plenary session on planning transfers for peace of mind before 600 participants.

Chantal’s expertise was valued by participants and made it possible for them to understand the steps in a successful farm transfer. Participants also took note of the services offered by the Firm, thanks to a highly-appreciated souvenir place mat given to them which explained the agri-food path leading to a successful transfer.

Congratulations on this initiative!

Aqinac

Pictured (from left to right): RCGT representatives at the AQINAC conference, Sylvain Darche, Montréal Advisory Services Consultant, Julie Meunier, Saint-Hyacinthe Assurance Manager, Chantal Bourgeois, Lead Senior Manager, Assurance, Saint-Hyacinthe, Donald Brien, Lead Senior Manager, Assurance, Saint-Hyacinthe and Mario Gazaille, Senior Manager, Tax, Saint-Hyacinthe.

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11 Dec 2012

The third Rendez-vous du Savoir, which was held on November 14 and 15, 2012 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, was a tremendous success that Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton was proud to associated with. The event was an opportunity to generate constructive dialogue, promote collaboration and strengthen ties between academia and industry. With its interest in the next generation, and well aware of the importance of knowledge for Quebec’s economic development on the world scene, our Firm is proud to have played a role in the success of this event, which drew over 3,000 participants to its various activities.

RCGT was a notable presence throughout the Rendez-vous du Savoir, not only because of its role as co-partner, but also through its involvement in the event’s various activities.

Several Firm members attended the opening event, a conference-debate organized by the Montreal Council of Foreign Relations (MCFR) on “Knowledge on a global scale: between competition and cooperation”. Additionally Emilio Imbriglio, Leader of the Financial Advisory Group and Chairman of the Board of Directors, concluded the conference-debate before a group of over 200 people, by thanking the panellists, Guy Breton, Rector, Université de Montréal, Sylvie Beauchamp, President, Universités du Québec, Jacynthe Côté, Chief Executive, Rio Tinto Alcan and Guy Lachapelle, Secretary General, International Political Science Association. RCGT was also involved in a luncheon event organized by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, where Julie Payette spoke on the theme “The knowledge economy: Are we ready?” with several Firm members in attendance at the head table. RCGT representatives and business contacts also participated in the Recognition Award Gala, a prime opportunity to take a look back at the various events of this year’s Rendez-vous du Savoir.

The Firm also organized the Rendez-vous du Savoir’s first thematic event, the November 15th breakfast under the theme “Business–university collaboration and how it influences development in Northern Quebec”. Moderated by Emilio Imbriglio, the event brought together a prestigious panel consisting of Jean-Paul Lacasse, Professor in Aboriginal Law, University of Ottawa, Bryan Coates, Vice-President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Osisko, Michel Jébrak, Full Professor, UQAT-UQAM Mining Entrepreneurship Research Chair, Richard Lapierre, Director, Strategic Development, Aluminerie Alouette inc. and Jean Brosseau, Vice President, Medium Businesses with Desjardins. Panellists discussed the importance of adapting academic training to the needs of businesses of the North. These businesses had expressed the need for finding out about and accessing existing research that would be of interest to their sector. The discussion brought to light the need to implement channels of communication between universities and research chairs and centres and industry in order to promote a better transfer of knowledge and expertise.

RDV du Savoir

Pictured (left to right): Emilio Imbriglio, Leader of the Financial Advisory Group and Chairman of the Board of Directors at RCGT, Jean-Paul Lacasse, Professor in Aboriginal Law, University of Ottawa, Bryan Coates, Vice-President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Osisko, Michel Jébrak, Full Professor, UQAT-UQAM Mining Entrepreneurship Research Chair, Jean Brosseau, Vice-President, Medium Businesses with Desjardins and Richard Lapierre, Director, Strategic Development, Aluminerie Alouette inc.

Emilio Imbriglio