06 Apr 2017

As a partner of STIQ, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton was invited to present a prize at the Gala Les Mérites 2017 awards ceremony on March 30th.

This prestigious event highlights the performance of SMEs that have stood out due to their outstanding business practices. All six companies that were awarded prizes this year took part in the Podium program, which has enabled nearly 100 Québec-based manufacturing SMEs significantly enhance their competitiveness.

The prize was presented by Ghyslain Cadieux, a Senior Manager in the Strategy and Performance sector of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Montréal office. Our team of manufacturing sector experts was in attendance to talk to the winners and participants and showcase the firm’s expertise in this area.

Congratulations to the winners as well as to STIQ for this initiative that focusses on helping local businesses to become more productive.

For more information on the winners, go to: https://www.stiq.com/2017/03/31/stiq-recompense-6-pme-manufacturieres-innovantes/.

Left to right, Sixpro representatives, Claude Fournier, General Manager, Mathieu Caron, Production Manager, Sylvain Parenteau, Finance Manager, Sonia Marchand, Human Resources Manager, Ghyslain Cadieux, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, Nathalie Joyal, Sales Manager, Pierre Girouard, Quality and Technical Manager.

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05 Apr 2017

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has been very active during the budget process, from the pre-budget consultations to the tabling of the federal and Quebec budgets. In addition to publishing its pre-budget recommendations to the federal and Quebec Finance Ministers (pre-budget proposals), the firm prepared tax bulletins (federal tax measures, Quebec tax measures) for taxpayers and managers and published press releases setting out its reaction (federal budget, Quebec budget). Our experts also explained a number of the budget measures announced in interviews on various media.

Several experts related their observations in the media in the various regions where the firm is present and shared their tax, finance and economic expertise.

These initiatives illustrate Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s commitment to the growth and prosperity of Canadian organizations and its constant concern to keep taxpayers aware of the issues that shape their environment.

Visibility commensurate with a firm that is close to the local population and organizations!

You will find below examples of our firm’s visibility and interviews showcasing our professionals’ remarkable contribution:

The pre-budget proposal news release was posted on the website of numerous daily papers, including the National Post, the Montreal Gazette and the Ottawa Citizen, as well as Informeaffaires in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, and was published on the internationally recognized Thomsonreuters’ Taxnet Pro tax platform.

The firm’s reaction and our expert’s comments on the federal budget were presented in several regions:

  • The firm’s reaction was presented in Finance et Investissement (throughout Quebec) in an article that also includes the reactions of important business organizations. The Rivière-du-Loup website Infodimanche also posted the firm’s position.
  • Tax Partner Luc Lacombe, who attended the federal lock-up, was interviewed on 101.5 FM (1st and 2nd interviews Ste-Marie-de-Beauce); 94.7 FM Rouge FM and NRJ (Mauricie), Horizon 95 FM (Témiscouata); 103.5 FM (St-Georges-de-Beauce) and Radio-Canada (Québec City). Representing the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec, Luc was also invited to participate in a panel discussion on CPAC, the Cable Public Affairs Channel, (across Canada).
  • Tax Partner Sylvain Moreau, in attendance at the media lock-up, was interviewed by Journal de Montréal and Journal de Québec about the public transit tax credit being abolished and also spoke to listeners on 95.7 FM (Saguenay).
  • Tax Consultant, Olivier Levesque, spoke on 99.5 FM (Roberval).
  • Advisory Tax Partner Réal Létourneau participated in an editorial round table for La Tribune (Estrie).
  • Tax Partner Sarah Phaneuf was interviewed on Radio-Canada radio (Estrie), and Radio-Canada television (Estrie).

Our experts were also visible on several media after the Quebec Budget:

  • Tax Partner Luc Lacombe, who was also at the Quebec budget lock-up, spoke again on 101.5 FM (2 interviews Ste-Marie-de-Beauce); 94.7 FM Rouge FM and NRJ (Mauricie); Horizon 95 FM (Témiscouata); 103.5 FM (St-Georges-de-Beauce), as well as Radio-Canada (listen from 10 min., 45 sec.) (Québec City).
  • Tax Consultant Olivier Levesque spoke again on 99.5 FM (Roberval).
  • Advisory Tax Partner Réal Létourneau participated in another editorial round table for La Tribune (Estrie).
  • Tax Partner Sylvain Gilbert was interviewed on 107.7 FM (Estrie)
  • Tax Partner Sylvain Moreau in attendance at the media lock-up, was quoted on TVA Nouvelles (see from 2 min., 20 sec.) (throughout Quebec). He also spoke to listeners of 95.7 FM (Saguenay) and was interviewed by Conseiller.ca (throughout Quebec)
  • The Rivière-du-Loup website Infodimanche also posted the firm’s position.
  • Tax Partner Sarah Phaneuf was interviewed on Radio-Canada radio (Estrie), and Radio-Canada television (Estrie).

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is very proud to have contributed to public consultations on the budgets by making recommendations to help our local organizations improve their performance and prosper, while reaching out to numerous communities with information on the budget measures announced. This is certainly visibility commensurate with a firm that is close to the local population and organizations!

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03 Apr 2017

MONTRÉAL, April 3, 2017 – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is delighted to be associated with the new season of Radio-Canada’s Dans l’œil du dragon as financial partner and professional consultant. The show will air Mondays, at 8 p.m. from April 3 to June 26, 2017.

“With more than sixty areas of practice, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, promotes the growth of local businesses. Since our economy’s prosperity depends on the boldness of entrepreneurs, we’re very pleased to renew our involvement in a series that showcases the entrepreneurial passion of people whose projects contribute to building a more competitive and strong economy,” stated Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO.

“Our association with a program dedicated to entrepreneurship is well aligned with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s mission to foster business success and stimulate the creativity, innovation and performance of our entrepreneurs by offering them guidance to achieve their ambitions,” stated Yasser Waly, Partner responsible for Business Development and Strategy of the Western Region.

Partners, Karine Desrochers, Martin Deschênes and Éric Dufour offer invaluable business advice as featured in five videos available online.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton fière partenaire de l’émission Dans l’œil du dragon

The Dragons, in the company of Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO, and from left to right: Martin Deschênes, Financial Advisory Services Partner, Lise Monette, Vice-President Marketing, Communications and Business Development, and Anne-Marie Guertin, Regional Manager, Marketing & Communications.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has become a Canadian leader in the fields of assurance, tax, consulting services, and business recovery & reorganization. Its strength is based on a team of over 2,300 professionals, including some 200 partners. Together, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Grant Thornton LLP, another Canadian member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, help dynamic Canadian organizations unlock their potential for growth with over 4,100 professionals and some 140 offices across Canada. Grant Thornton International Ltd provides clients with the expertise of member and correspondent firms in more than 130 countries, with over 42,000 professionals.

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Source :

Francis Letendre
Senior Consultant – Public Relations
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Tel.: 514-390-4201

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03 Apr 2017


According to the results of the latest Léger survey on the reputation of businesses published in Les Affaires, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton ranks first among accounting firms! In fact, placing 136th out of 299 businesses from all over the world surveyed for reputation, the firm comes first ahead of all other accounting players that placed between 163 and 231.

Passion, commitment and credibility

This excellent result is a sure reflection not only of our reputation, but also of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s credibility, discipline and rich history! It is also tangible proof of the commitment and passion of all of the firm’s professionals and partners to serve clients well and help them unlock their full growth potential! Thank you to all of you who have been placing your trust in Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton for the past 68 years!

Over 13,000 involved in survey

This annual survey, conducted by Léger since 1994, involved close to 13,021 adult respondents between December 21, 2016 and January 29, 2017; the reputation index of the businesses is the difference between the percentage of good opinions and the percentage of bad opinions.

For more information on this survey, read the article published in Les Affaires (full article and rankings reserved to subscribers of Les Affaires).