22 Oct 2012

Following the merger of three accounting orders and unification of the Quebec accounting profession, the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (CPA) has reviewed the list of committees and members in charge of various work groups.

Many Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton representatives have been retained by the Ordre des CPA du Québec to sit on these committees and work groups, including the following:

Statutory committees:

Arbitration Board
Antonio Vescio, Assurance Partner, Montréal office

Professional Inspection Committee
Christine Brosseau, Assurance Partner, Montréal office

Discipline Committee
Pierre Lapointe, Partner, Administration, Finance and Management, Québec City office

Assurance, Financial Accounting and Tax Watch Committee
Gilles Malette, Assurance Partner, Montréal office

Regulatory Committee
Gilles Malette, Assurance Partner, Montréal office

Work groups:

Work Group – Assurance
Louis Roy, Assurance Partner, Montréal office

Sector Working Group – Municipal Boards
Marc Legendre, Assurance Partner, Granby office
Jean Yves Trottier, Assurance Partner, Granby office

Technical Work Group – Tax and Commodity Tax
Luc Lacombe, Tax Partner, Laval office

IFRS Technical Work Group – Financial Accounting
Sophie Bureau, Risk Management Partner, Montréal office

ASPE Technical Work Group – Financial Accounting
Jean Morissette, Senior Lead Director, Assurance, Québec City office

NFPO Technical Work Group – Financial Accounting
Michel Bazin, Senior Manager, Risk Management, Montréal office

Public Sector Technical Work Group – Public Sector Accounting
Stéphane Landry, Senior Manager, Risk Management, Québec City office

Sector Working Group – Agriculture
Christian Desautels, Assurance Manager, St-Hyacinthe office

Sector Working Group – Cooperatives
Pierre Garant, Assurance Partner, Lévis office

Sector Working Group – Teaching Establishments
Pierre Vallerand, Assurance Partner, Montréal office

Sector Working Group – Pension Plans
Marc Deschamps, Assurance Partner, Montréal office

Sector Working Group – Health and Social Services Network
France Lessard, Assurance Partner, Montréal office

Sector Working Group – Educational Child Care Services Network
Louise Bilodeau, Assurance Partner, Sherbrooke office

Liability Insurance Work Group
Gilles Henley, Risk Management Partner, Montréal office

Code of Ethics Work Group
Gilles Henley, Risk Management Partner, Montréal office

Congratulations to our many experts for their involvement and commitment, which ensure major visibility for RCGT and within the Ordre des CPA du Québec!

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19 Oct 2012

From September 23 to 26, 2012, our team of specialized audit experts in collaboration with Grant Thornton Canada reinforced its place among existing clients while setting itself apart with new international prospects at the Institute of Internal Auditors’ (IIA) 2012 National Conference at the Montréal Hyatt Regency hotel. Under the theme, “Curiosity + Creativity = Success!”, the event featured two of our experts, Denis Lefort and Lyne Boissel, who showcased our Firm’s expertise with their conference on the subject of external quality evaluations, their main issues and the underlying IIA standards (Évaluations qualité externe : les principaux enjeux et les normes de l’IAI en cause).

Our kiosk attracted many visitors who participated in a contest to win an iPad. The winner was Pierre Charbonneau, Senior Internal Auditor of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (see photo below).

Furthermore, our clients were invited to an exclusive VIP evening event organized by RCGT at Ateliers & Saveurs in Old Montréal. Our guests were able to meet our team members while learning how to cook tapas, make cocktails and taste a selection of wines. Overall some fifty people took part in this wonderful evening!

Our experts at the event:

  • Louise Labrie, Partner – Consulting, Québec City office
  • Gérald Daly, Advisory Partner – Consulting
  • Corey-Ann Bloom, Partner – IT and Forensic and Investigative Accounting Consulting
  • Johanne Gélinas, Partner – Sustainable Development
  • Lyne Boissel, Senior Manager – Internal Audit
  • Éric Desrosiers, Senior Manager – Consulting
  • Isabelle Gagnon, Manager – Sustainable Development
  • Olivier Legault, Manager – IT and Forensic and Investigative Accounting Consulting
  • Francis Leblanc-Gervais, Manager – IT and Forensic and Investigative Accounting Consulting
  • Mishka Alarcon, Manager – Marketing, National Markets, Grant Thornton Canada

Isabelle Gagnon, Pierre Charbonneau, Louise Labrie

(From left to right) Isabelle Gagnon, Manager – Sustainable Development, Pierre Charbonneau, Senior Internal Auditor , Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Louise Labrie, Partner– Management Consulting.

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09 Oct 2012

As the tax increase and certain retroactive measures currently being considered by the new Quebec government would generate tax changes for Quebec taxpayers and businesses, some media outlets have called on Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton tax experts to better grasp the scope of such changes, if adopted.

On September 27, 2012, Eric Labelle, Tax Partner, shared his knowledge on a panel led by Stéphane Langdeau on RDS’s Antichambre show. For his part, Tax Partner Jean-François Thuot provided observations in La Presse (on September 25 and October 2), while Tax Partners Pierre Jones and Norman Angell commented on the issue in articles in Finance et Investissement and Le Soleil.

This media exposure attests once again to our experts‘ outstanding professionalism.

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09 Oct 2012

For the second year in a row, Raymond Chabot has received the CONSUMER CHOICE AWARD, Trustee category, for the Montréal region!

This prestigious title was awarded following the results of a Léger Marketing survey, which classifies the best companies as chosen by consumers and businesses in the industry. This is the only organization in North America to recognize business excellence by conducting a research that surveys both the consumer and business community with statistical accuracy.

We would like to thank all of the employees who have been contributing to Raymond Chabot’s tradition of excellence in personal insolvency for over 30 years.

Consumer Choice Award

Josée Bourgeois (to the right), Senior Manager, and Nathalie Zarzour (to the left), Insolvency Advisor, both work at the Montréal office and represented Raymond Chabot at the gala that took place on September 12, 2012.