11 Feb 2016

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to count on Céline Trotignon and Sebastian Alberione, a team of experts specializing in scientific research and experimental development tax credits (SR&ED), join its ranks.

Céline Trotignon and Sebastian Alberione have combined their expertise to that of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. Together with M4S’s arrival in 2013 and that of Cognifistech earlier in 2015, the arrival of the two experts reinforces the firm’s position as an advisor of choice for homegrown dynamic research and development businesses. Today, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is taking yet another stride toward excellence by welcoming these talented professionals. They will enhance the firm’s offering and demonstrate its commitment to providing a variety of quality professional services to its clients.

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10 Feb 2016
Luc Lacombe

Luc Lacombe

In an interview with RDI économie, Taxation Partner Luc Lacombe introduces journalist Gérald Fillion to the assistance program to offset the municipal tax increase in Québec.

Starting in 2016, seniors may partially offset a municipal tax increase pursuant to a substantial assessment roll increase in their principal residence. The potential subsidy amount will be indicated on the tax bill sent by the municipality and the subsidy will be claimed on the tax return.

To be eligible, the individual must be at least 65 years of age before the beginning of the year, have owned the residence for at least 15 years and his/her family income cannot exceed $50,000.

For more information on this tax credit, and to learn about other credits available to seniors, check out the Home Assistance – Seniors and Persons with Disabilities section of our tax planning guide.

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10 Feb 2016

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Women of Talent conference held last Thursday in the Rivière-du-Loup region proved highly successful as it brought together 340 business women in support of female leadership and success.

Jean Airoldi, celebrity host and designer, emceed the style-focused gathering under the theme, “what does it mean to have style in business?” The conference was part of a series of initiatives launched by the firm’s Women of Talent committee, whose purpose is to promote female leadership at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and in society at large.

Hats off to the event’s organizing committee for creating excitement about the event and to all participants. Other activities geared towards highlighting and promoting the role of women are to come. Don’t miss the next events which will be announced on social media. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn.

A special thanks to our partners

The organizing committee wishes to thank all the partners that participated in making this event a success: the Chambre de commerce de la MRC de Rivière-du-Loup, Aubainerie, Best Western – Hôtel Lévesque, Voyages Ciel D’Azur, Cynthia Panos Photographe, Meubles Réal Levasseur, Les Productions Giard, L’Impression Imprimerie, Centre commercial Rivière-du-Loup, Boutique Thérèse, Tocara Chantal Montmagny, SFL Simply for Life, Id de Style and Sports Experts.

The Women of Talent committee also wishes to thank warmly Mr. Jean Airoldi, who made this evening unforgettable with his positive energy and great talent as an orator.

About the Women of Talent committee

In 2013, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s women professionals got together to form the Women of Talent initiative. Its central mission is to highlight and promote the roles and responsibilities of women within our organization by taking concrete action to encourage the development of the communities we’re involved in.

 

 

 

 

 

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09 Feb 2016

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton welcomes the joint announcement of the Quebec government and   Cinesite to make Montréal an international animation hub. The announcement made yesterday included the creation of 500 new jobs by Cinesite, a leader in the digital entertainment industry. In his speech, Cinesite General Manager Antony Hunt recognized Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton as an important partner in the company’s expansion in Canada. Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Technologies, Media and Communications team, led by Tax Partner Eric Julien and Assurance Partner Alain Lacasse, supported the company throughout the investment process.

The inauguration of the new animation studio was attended, among others, by Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, the Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation and Minister responsible for the Digital Strategy Dominique Anglade, the Minister of Culture and Communications and Minister responsible for the Protection and Promotion of the French Language Hélène David, and the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security, Minister responsible for the Montréal region Martin Coiteux, along with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton President and CEO Emilio B. Imbriglio and Partner and Vice-President of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Western Region Samuel Havida.

“This is excellent news for Montréal and Quebec as it gives them every advantage to reinforce their position in the promising digital entertainment industry,” said Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton President and CEO Emilio B. Imbriglio.

 

For more information on Cinesite:

Link to the government’s press release.

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From left to right: Eric Julien, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Tax Partner, Emilio B. Imbriglio, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton President and CEO, Antony Hunt, Cinesite’s General Manager, Peter Nagle, Chair of Cinesite’s Board and Directors, Samuel Havida, Assurance Partner and Vice-President of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Western Region and Alain Lacasse, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Assurance Partner.