13 Feb 2014

Within the context of a consultation conducted by Industry Canada on science and technology, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton decided to submit recommendations to the federal government, in view of its keen interest in research and development issues and its solid expertise in this field. To further ensure the sustainability and competitiveness of Canada’s businesses, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is convinced that the federal government has every interest in investing more and better in innovation.

For many years, the firm has supported companies operating in Quebec and in the Ottawa and Edmundston areas to determine the projects and activities that particularly satisfy the criteria of the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Incentive Program. We have multiple intervention sectors and, in this regard, our mission is to anticipate our clients’ changing needs, by constantly adapting our services to the markets’ emerging realities. We support companies in technology development partnerships and we give them our backing so that they can fully contribute to the economic growth of Quebec and Canada.

The Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton response, tabled on February 7, 2014, recommends certain points with the aim of improving business investments in R&D and innovation. More specifically, the opinion answers one of the questions raised by the consultation: “Building on the advice provided by the Expert Panel on Federal Support for Research and Development, what more can be done to improve business investment in R&D and innovation? “