09 May 2018
Richard Chrétien
Partner, Vice-President | CPA, CA | Assurance

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to announce the appointment of Richard Chrétien, Assurance Partner, as Regional Vice-President, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie and French-speaking New Brunswick.

Richard was elected by acclamation in accordance with the electoral process approved at the Partnership Board and took up his new position on May 1, 2018.

Richard began his career as an auditor at the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Matane office in 1989. He was appointed partner in 1998 and has been the Managing Partner of the Gaspé office for the past 20 years and the Chandler office for 6 years. He is a member of the Regional Management Committee and Executive Committee and served on the Regional Business Development Committee from 2016-2018 and the Regional Advisory Committee from 2010-2013.

He has led numerous major assurance engagements and provided business advisory services to a diversified clientele. In connection with his new duties, Richard will be transferring certain roles and responsibilities but will continue his involvement with clients. We wish him the very best and are convinced he will take up this new challenge with great success.

Michel Proulx served as Vice-President since 2007 and during his term was an invaluable contributor to the Executive Committee and the firm’s outreach. We would like to thank him for his dedication and have no doubt that it will be a pleasure for him to get back to serving his clients in Montmagny.

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03 May 2018

The ten winners of the Prix Prestige were announced at the 30th edition of the Gala de l’entreprise beauceronne on April 28, 2018.

The quality of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s services was confirmed once again when it received the Jarret Services professionnels award. This is our firm’s second success in this prestigious gala.

Rémi Fortin, François Drouin, Olivier Jolicoeur-Morin, Karine Béland, Jean-Sébastien Boulanger, François Duchesne et Steeve Vachon.


The prize is awarded by the Chambre de commerce de Saint-Georges to recognize businesses that stand out for their improved service offering, vitality and exemplary professionalism.

During his thank you speech, Rémi Fortin, Beauce office Managing Partner stated: “This award is a testament to how important we consider our loyal clientele and our readiness to meet the needs of the dynamic businesses of the Beauce community.”

The client above all else

The year 2017 was marked by growth and innovation in our firm, for example, with the deployment of four new services (operiō, taxō, Catallaxy and Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics), underscoring our willingness to constantly renew for our clients, stay at the forefront of industry trends and consolidate our leading market position.

This award highlights our firm’s strategic positioning: to offer the widest range of services to its clients in Quebec, eastern Ontario and New Brunswick (Edmundston).

About the Gala de l’entreprise beauceronne

Organized by the Chambre de commerce de Saint-Georges, the Gala de l’entreprise beauceronne recognizes entrepreneurial excellence. This major fund-raising event for the Chambre aligns with its mission to support socio-economic development and promote entrepreneurial culture and business networking.

Mathieu Giguère, vice-president, Groupe Audaz, Rémi Fortin and Steeve Vachon, partners

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27 Apr 2018

All Quebec food processing SMEs will benefit from a new program to increase investments in their sector in order to accelerate their automatization and increase competitiveness.

Do you own a Quebec SME in the food processing or manufacturing industry? Do you want to unlock its full potential? You could benefit from considerable financial aid not only for the strategic planning of your transformation project, but also for successfully carrying it out! Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton can provide efficient support to maximize the returns on these new investments.

When the program was announced on April 4, 2018, Laurent Lessard, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), and Dominique Anglade, Deputy Premier, Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation and Minister responsible for the Digital Strategy, guaranteed a total program budget of $75M to be deployed over five years until 2023, and intended for all food processing businesses.

This two-part program includes:

1) Planning a project to improve labour productivity and competitiveness of businesses with $75,000 in financial aid per applicant.

2) Carrying out projects that encourage businesses to benefit from technologies to make up for the labour shortage and improve employees’ working conditions or even to help businesses that want to integrate certain markets with the installation of various systems with financial aid of $150,000 per applicant. You can read the official release to obtain further information.

Call upon our experts to make your business more competitive on the local and international markets. Under their guidance, you can turn your projects into great successes:

More details about this new government program will come on their website.

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26 Apr 2018
Éric Lebel
Partner | CPA, CA, CIRP, LIT | Recovery and reorganization

Éric Lebel, Licensed Insolvency Trustee at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, discusses the younger generation’s debt issues the day after a new law is adopted in Quebec to protect students from solicitation.

In a Radio-Canada article published on April 19, 2018, Éric confirmed that the percentage of bankruptcy cases with 18 to 29-year olds is higher than it was five years ago. In fact, in 2012, these cases represented 11.9% of all cases. In 2017, it was 13.2%. “These are not the clients we see most often, but it’s increasing from year to year,” says Éric.

In his opinion, this is a multi-faceted problem: “Access to credit is too easy; young people don’t receive the required education to properly handle their finances and it doesn’t help that we live in a “temptation” society. People don’t resist the temptation to buy things because credit is available beyond our means,” confirms this expert who handles cases of over-indebtedness every week.

You can read the article online (in French).

Financial problems? Call us now for a free consultation at 1-855-724-2268 or go to www.raymondchabot.com.

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