11 Dec 2015

In November 2015, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Women of Talent committee made its first visit of the Bas‒Saint-Laurent region. From Montmagny to Gaspé, La Pocatière and Chandler, each event was a resounding success!

November 4th (Montmagny) and November 12th (La Pocatière)

On November 4th and 12th, women from Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Montmagny and La Pocatière offices jointly organized the region’s first Women of Talent networking activities.

These wine and cheese happy hour events brought together over 60 business women from both areas who discussed various topics related to women and their place in the business world.

Women from every sector of activity met on November 4th at the Louis-Jacques-Casault school in Montmagny and on November 12th at Centre Bombardier in La Pocatière.

They spoke and networked over a tasting of terroir products. This first edition was an all-around success! These initiatives will be followed up by similar events in the coming year.

The Visit Continues…

November 19th (Gaspé) and November 20th (Chandler)

On November 19th at the Hôtel des Commandants in Gaspé, the first Women of Talent happy hour took place, welcoming some 50 business women and professionals who came to attend the Au-délà des sommets (Beyond the Summits) conference given by Véronique Denys, Tax Manager from the Quebec City office.

The next day, at Chandler, this same presentation was given during a breakfast conference at the Club de golf de Chandler for a group of twenty talented women from the Rocher-Percé RCM and four Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton employees.

Véronique shared her experience of climbing the highest peaks of each of the seven continents¾she is the first woman from Quebec to have succeeded in this endeavour and, more specifically, her Everest climb. Véronique’s moving account inspired and motivated the women at these two events.

Women of Talent would specifically like to thank all the women who participated in these activities, as well as Véronique Denys for her conference. Her presence was greatly appreciated and many will remember her for a long time to come. Hats off to this most inspiring woman!

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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.