11 Mar 2014

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton had a strong showing at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) Mining Convention, the largest annual mining event in the country, which took place this year from March 2 to 5, 2014, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Jointly with Grant Thornton Canada, our firm organized a series of events and presentations aimed to showcase our talent throughout the convention. We were also a Gold Plus Sponsor of the event.

Representatives from several Grant Thornton International member firms joined the Grant Thornton Canada and Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton teams, which included Anand Beejan, Montréal Assurance Partner and Mining Sector Leader, Serge Allard, Assurance Partner and Vice-President of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region, Jean Gauthier, National Head of Tax, Montréal office, Michael Dimitriou and Shawn Mincoff, both Assurance Partners from the Ottawa office, Johanne Gélinas, Partner in Charge of the Sustainability and Greenhouse Gas Management practice, Montréal office, and Marie-Eve Carignan, Manager, Communications and Public Relations, Montréal office. Our team welcomed the 25,000-plus convention visitors at our specially-created booth and networked with various participating organizations.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Grant Thornton Canada showcased their expertise thanks to a day of presentations highlighting our experts and clients. First, Johanne Gélinas led a highly successful conference on sustainability and essentials for mining companies. Then, a panel of representatives from various mining companies led by Globe and Mail mining industry reporter Rachelle Younglai held a discussion on the mining industry’s changing environment and presented the initial results of Grant Thornton’s annual mining industry study. Last, a second panel facilitated by Brian Banks from Listed Magazine addressed the financing issue and options for mining companies. The day ended with a cocktail reception organized jointly with McMillan LLP which brought together over 300 guests from the mining industry.

In addition to these events, Anand Beejan gave a series of interviews to numerous media outlets, speaking about the PDAC, announcements made by the Quebec government during the convention and the preliminary mining industry study data. Here’s an overview of the media coverage generated (in French, except where noted):

Congratulations to the entire team for generating this key visibility and demonstrating the firm’s undeniable expertise in the mining industry!

Grant Thornton booth - PDAC

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10 Mar 2014

Montreal, March 10, 2014 – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to contribute, once again this year, to the 2014 Les Mercuriades contest and to act as official assessor of the nomination, in addition to presenting a brand-new Mercure award.

Les Mercuriades is a highly coveted contest, organized by La Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec, with the aim of celebrating the outstanding achievements of Québec businesses that gain distinction through excellence. Since 1981, this contest has given private enterprises and organizations of all sizes, in every economic sector and region in Quebec, a privileged opportunity to showcase their successes and innovations.

“For the past ten years, our firm has contributed to the Les Mercuriades contest. We are very proud to have seen this contest gain importance and recognition over the years, and especially proud of our contribution to the development of dynamic Québec companies. Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton cares deeply about recognizing the excellence, talent and passion of Québec entrepreneurs. This is why we are delighted to be associated with this event, once again,” said the President and CEO, Emilio B. Imbriglio.

The collaboration between Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Les Mercuriades is increasing in scope this year. The contest includes a new Mercure award for entrepreneurship, the Mercure Entrepreneuriat – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. This award is intended for SMEs and large corporations. It has the aim of rewarding growth strategies deployed by businesses to achieve their full potential.

“Québec is full of competitive and innovative enterprises and entrepreneurs. The new Mercure Entrepreneuriat – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton will reward the innovation and creativity of entrepreneurs who have taken on major challenges and played their hand well to ensure their company’s success, resulting in the creation of quality jobs. For our firm, which has guided dynamic organizations for over 65 years, it is a privilege to contribute to recognizing and highlighting the success of companies with an instinct for growth, that contribute every day to Québec’s prosperity,” Emilio B. Imbriglio concluded.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, today Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a leader in the fields of assurance, tax, consulting services, business recovery & reorganization. Its strength is based on a team of more than 2,400 people including some 230 partners in more than 100 offices in Quebec, eastern Ontario and New Brunswick. For the past 30 years, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has been a member of Grant Thornton International Ltd providing its clients with the expertise of the member and correspondent firms in more than 100 countries.



Marie-Eve Carignan
Director of Communications – Public Relations
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Tel.: 514-954-4611
[email protected]

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07 Mar 2014
Éric Dufour

Éric Dufour

Éric Dufour, a Partner with the Management Consulting Group and national leader for entrepreneurial succession, recently played the role of dragon for an activity on the program of École d’entrepreneurship de Beauce (EEB).

Like competitors on the TV show “Dragons’ Den”, EBB’s entrepreneur-athletes had to present the issues related to their role as entrepreneurs. Then they had to choose the consultant most likely to be able to assist them in their progress. Éric Dufour proved to be a very popular choice, with six contracts. The entrepreneur-athletes will meet Mr. Dufour soon to benefit from personalized consultations, his expertise and advice.

A win-win partnership

This participation is part of the close collaboration between École d’entrepreneurship de Beauce and Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. By offering a $13,750 scholarship, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton allows an entrepreneur-athlete to have access to the expertise of this unique school and to be one of the 25 entrepreneurs who will be trained there.

EBB is the only school of its kind in Québec, dedicated to training entrepreneurs from all sectors, thanks to the expertise of high-level CEOs. Its objective is to build the Québec entrepreneurial elite. For more information, see www.eebeauce.com.

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03 Mar 2014
Bernard Grandmont

Bernard Grandmont

Many Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton professionals are engaged in their community. Our people’s social involvement attests to our commitment to build an ever more dynamic, competitive and innovative society. Partner Bernard Grandmont‘s efforts as Chairman of the Board of Théâtre de la Ville (TDLV) de Longueuil is fully consistent with this perspective.

Due to the colossal work of the board members and the entire team of TDLV – a multidisciplinary professional presenter operating on a metropolitan scale, located on the campus of Cégep Édouard-Montpetit, in Longueuil – a cultural complex will emerge.

On February 21, 2014, the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports and Minister responsible for the Montérégie region, Marie Malavoy, addressing an audience of personalities gathered at TDLV, announced an agreement in principle and a $20 million contribution by the Gouvernement du Québec for the construction of the Place Charles-Le Moyne cultural complex in Longueuil, a project developed by TDLV since 2006.

This new cultural complex will bring together four major professional organizations under the same roof: TDLV, Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil, Plein sud, centre d’exposition en art actuel, and Théâtre MOTUS.

It will also accommodate a large 1200-seat hall, a medium-sized 500-seat hall and a 350-seat cabaret venue. The complex will house the administration offices of the four organizations, two exhibition halls and studios. The opening is scheduled for the end of 2017.

For more information on this major project, see the official press release (in French).

Thank you to all the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton personnel who are committed to making a difference by furthering the economic, social and cultural growth of communities. Together, let’s continue to be involved in the success of our communities.