22 Jun 2017
Rémi Fortin
Partner | CPA, CA | Assurance

Rémi Fortin, CPA Émérite

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton was pleased to see that Rémi Fortin, Partner in Charge of the Beauce offices, was recognized for his drive, determination and contribution to the region by being awarded the CPA Émérite award by the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec – Regroupement des CPA de Chaudière-Appalaches et de Québec on June 15, 2017.

This award recognizes Rémi’s remarkable career, highlighted by his innovative achievements, contribution to the advancement and visibility of the profession within business associations and community and philanthropic involvement.

Rémi’s leadership, drive and commitment are certainly worthy of recognition. Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to rely on a dedicated partner who plays a role in enhancing our firm’s distinct positioning and promoting its talents.

Rémi’s candidacy was selected by a jury of experienced chartered professional accountants from various sectors of the region. Congratulations!

For more information on Rémi Fortin’s candidacy, go to the Ordre des CPA du Québec website.

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21 Jun 2017
Rémi Fortin
Partner | CPA, CA | Assurance

For a third consecutive year, close to 80 Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton employees and partners from the Québec-Chaudière-Appalaches, Mauricie and Nicolet regions took part in the Défi Entreprises challenge held in Trois-Rivières (June 4) and Québec City (June 11).

For six years, more than 500 businesses and 40,000 workers have gotten together to improve their physical and mental health. “At our firm, it’s been a tradition for the past three years. At RCGT, we believe in the importance of healthy lifestyle habits and I’m proud to say that more and more employees and partners from the region have been joining this event. Employees even travelled from Beauce and Thetford to take up the challenge in Québec City. It’s remarkable to see the interest and importance our team has in physical activity!” said Mario Morin, Regional Vice-President, who participated in the 10K race.

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About Défi Entreprises

The Défi Entreprises is a simple, affordable and efficient physical activity in the workplace program that aims to improve the performance, team spirit and quality of life in businesses in Québec City, Montréal, Trois-Rivières, Ottawa and Gatineau. Since its creation in Québec City in 2011, the Défi Entreprises challenge has helped over 40,000 participants become more active, in addition to raising more than $300,000 in donations for not-for-profit organizations in the province.

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21 Jun 2017
Rémi Fortin
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Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton celebrated 60 years of history in Matane on June 4, 2017, with a special dinner attended by employees, professionals and current partners to honour founder, Gérard Lavoie, and builders and former partner, Réal Bélanger, Hugues Dion and Jacques Gendron.

Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO, and the Regional Vice-President, spoke about Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s leading position in the Matane region’s business community. Michel Proulx stated, “We stay in the lead thanks to our people, our talent and our founders who opened an accounting firm in Matane in 1957. I’m proud of my fellow partners, René Gauthier, Yves Gauthier, Guy Lemieux and Gino Gosselin, for their professionalism and community involvement.”

“There are four generations of workers in this room, and our greatest strength is that each one brings it own contribution and its own solutions to the challenges it faces,” he added. His words were a reflection of Emilio B. Imbriglio’s speech that described the firm’s new leading-edge services Taxō and Operiō.

Paying homage to Gérard Lavoie, Matane office founder

A business is only as good as the sum of its talent

During dinner, Mr René Gauthier made a point of recognizing the importance of team work and the quality and dedication of the staff in the Matane office (which also includes Amqui and Sainte-Anne-des-Monts). “It is, first and foremost, thanks to our talent that we have been able to maintain our leading position in the Matane region. We are proud to count on a team of dedicated and loyal professionals, some of whom have been with us for over forty years.”

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton in Matane, the Lower St. Lawrence, the Gaspé and Edmundston

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s history in Matane began in January 1957 with the opening of Caron, Corriveau, Renaud et associés. By 1984, that firm had offices in Montmagny, La Pocatière, Matane, Rivière-du-Loup, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, Chandler and New Richmond. With lots of plans to expand and in order to meet his clients’ needs, founder Gérald Lavoie negotiated the merger of these seven offices with Raymond Chabot Martin Paré, which would become Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton in 1998.

This signaled the start of new era for the Lower St. Lawrence offices, Matane and their clients. The traditional accounting firm was transformed and businesses could now count on numerous specialists and assurance, tax and advisory services to evolve in a structured, competitive business environment.

Today, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton boasts a network of 14 offices and four service outlets throughout the Lower St. Lawrence, Gaspé and Edmundston region and is part of a large national and international network.

Left to right: Michel Proulx, Regional Vice-President, Yves Gauthier, René Gauthier and Guy Lemieux, Matane office partners, Jacques Gendron, former partner, Emilio B. Imbriglio, Gérard Lavoie, founder, Gino Gosselin, Matane office partner, and Réal Bélanger, former partner. Missing: Hughes Dion, former partner.

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20 Jun 2017
Rémi Fortin
Partner | CPA, CA | Assurance

If, for whatever reason, you decide to generate some rental income by renting out part or all of your personal residence, you should be aware of the potential tax implications. What may seem like a simple decision could trigger a few unexpected surprises. Before you decide to rent out your residence, you should become familiar with the change-of-use tax rules, as they may limit your entitlement to the primary residence exemption.

For example, a change of use could trigger a capital gain if the market value is higher than the acquisition cost. Since the property is usually the family home, if you designate it as your primary residence, the gain could be exempt.

For more information on the tax impacts of renting out your residence, read the full article online!

Sylvain Moreau is a Tax Partner and columnist for the Argent – Dans vos poches column in the Journal de Montréal and Journal de Québec, Québecor’s two major newspapers.

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