29 Sep 2017

The Mercuriades 2018, organized by the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ), are under way and, for the fifth year in a row, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton will be presenting the Mercure Entrepreneuriat, succession and business transfer. This award recognizes a business that has implemented a profitable growth strategy, developed an efficient succession plan or successfully undertaken an inter-generational business leader transfer. There are two award categories, large enterprise and SME.

Registration is free and being nominated for the Mercuriades competition gives a business an opportunity to:

  • Benefit from highly desirable visibility with the general public and the Quebec business community;
  • Benefit from enhanced cross-Quebec media visibility;
  • Take a close look at its progress, prepare a strategic balance sheet and combine its achievements into a single document;
  • Bring added value to the organization and its employees;
  • Benefit from a peer endorsement of excellence with foreign stakeholders;
  • Capitalize on business opportunities and attractive contacts.

Submit your business case file application before December 20, 2017 on the Mercuriades site.

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25 Sep 2017
Louis Roy
Partner and president of Catallaxy | CPA, CA | Digital and technology consulting

For nearly ten years now, because of the bitcoin system, blockchain technology has been intrinsically associated with the financial world. Louis Roy, Assurance Partner and Blockchain Practice Leader at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton stated, “This is only the tip of the iceberg. This technology is going to drastically change many industries, starting with our own, the accounting sector.”

Montréal: A blockchain hub in North America

For more information about blockchain technology and its impacts, read the article published by Les Affaires on September 18, 2017.

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22 Sep 2017

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton President and CEO, Emilio B. Imbriglio, is committed to remaining close to our 2,300 talent and dynamic local entrepreneurs and, so every year, he visits offices in most regions. On September 18 and 19, 2017, he was in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, getting a feel for this region abundant in resources and passionate, creative people.

A round table with 12 local entrepreneurs

One of the highlights of this tour was Emilio’s round table with a dozen entrepreneurs from the region. Emilio stated, “It was an extraordinary opportunity for me to meet these individuals with a keen business sense who are always on the lookout for new technologies and innovations and who didn’t think twice about finding expertise abroad to help the regional economy!”

The meeting was also an opportunity to discuss the issues and challenges facing regional entrepreneurs, such as the recurring labour problem. Emilio added, “It’s important to encourage young people from Abitibi-Témiscamingue who’ve left to come back and to also attract new talent who will settle down in the region.”

Cocktail to launch Operio

Emilio’s visit was also an opportunity to launch Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s new Operio service across the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region before some forty economic development players and several firm partners and employees.

Launched in May 2017, Operio is an accounting-consulting platform deigned to lighten the administrative workload of SME leaders. For more information, visit www.operio.ca.

Enthusiasm in Val-d’Or

Serge Allard, Partner and Regional Vice-President, and the other Abitibi-Témiscamingue partners, were pleased to welcome Emilio and introduce him to their team of talented people. It was also the perfect time to visit the site of the new Val-d’Or offices, which are currently under construction and should be ready to welcome clients and employees by the end of the year.


Emilio B. Imbriglio and Serge Allard posing on the site that will soon become our brand new work space.

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21 Sep 2017

MONTREAL, September 21, 2017 – For the second year in a row, on September 15th some 2,000 Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton employees gathered to give back to the community.

The firm closed approximately 100 of its offices in Quebec, and in the Ottawa and Edmundston regions to allow its employees to devote a workday in order to make a difference in more than 60 community organizations.


Emilio B. Imbriglio, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton President and CEO said: “We are committed to ensuring the vitality of our communities. Proudly rooted in local communities for almost 70 years, it gives us great pleasure, professionally and personally, to dedicate a workday to helping those in need. We are engaged in supporting people and their communities and help with the success of their organizations. I would like to thank all of my colleagues who passionately worked towards making a difference during this special day.”


Giving back to the community, it’s what we do!

RCGT in the Community day is part of a worldwide initiative of the Grant Thornton International organization that contributes to community development by making it possible for some 47,000 employees in more than 130 countries to dedicate a workday to support a local organization’s mission.

In order to see Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s employees and the global organization at work, sharing, dedicated and working together, go to #ÉquipeRCGT and #GTinthecommunity. You can also go to Facebook to view the event’s photo album.

Media representatives also on site

Media representatives were also on site to cover Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s work. Here are examples of some of the visibility created by this community event: Soupe au Bouton, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli et Cap-St-Ignace (CMATV-Montmagny); Maison des familles in Rimouski (Journal l’Avantage); Mont Powell cleanup in Rouyn-Noranda (Radio-Canada Abitibi-Témiscamingue); group kitchens, Centre d’action bénévole of the Coaticook RCM (le Progrès de Coaticook); Centre d’action bénévole Saint-Alphonse-Nouvelle, Baie-des-Chaleurs (TVA) ; Patro Roc-Amadour in Limoilou and Camp O Carrefour on Île d’Orléans (Radio-Canada Radio-Québec); Coop de solidarité Éconord and Rivière-des-Prairies shoreline cleanup in Montréal North (Le Guide de Montréal-Nord); Lac Pouce cleanup in Saguenay (Radio-Canada radio Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean).

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has become a Canadian leader in the areas of assurance, tax, advisory services, and business recovery and reorganization, with more than 2,300 professionals, including approximately 200 partners. Together, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Grant Thornton LLP, another Canadian member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, comprise more than 4,200 professionals and close to 140 offices across Canada to help Canadian organizations achieve their full growth potential, both locally and globally. Grant Thornton International Ltd’s member and correspondent firms provide clients with the expertise of some 47,000 professionals in more than 130 countries.

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Francis Letendre
Senior Consultant Public Relations
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
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