10 Jun 2011

June 1, 2011 was the date of the breakfast-conference entitled Tax Planning for the Acquisition of a Property in Florida, presented by Éric Labelle, International Tax Partner with the Montréal office.

Led by Daniel Lachapelle, Montréal Taxation Partner, the event took place at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montréal and brought together more than 150 participants, who received our expert’s advice on U.S. estate taxes and the various possibilities for owning property to reduce the tax impacts. Farid Ghali, Montréal Assurance Partner, was also on hand to share his knowledge of the U.S. real estate market and answer participants’ questions at the end of the presentation.

To learn more about this subject, consult our June 2011 Tax Bulletin!

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07 Jun 2011

Congratulations to Guylaine Dallaire, Taxation Partner (Montréal), and Marc Legendre, Assurance Partner (Granby), who were both honoured by the Corporation des officiers municipaux agréés du Québec (COMAQ) at the COMAQ’s Prix d’excellence 2011 gala held May 27, 2011.

Both received an award of excellence in the Private Sector Ambassador category. This award recognizes close collaborators who have contributed to the COMAQ’s growth, reputation and continued performance in the municipal sector. The COMAQ also took the opportunity to recognize our two Partners’ outstanding contribution to the municipal sector in the past 20 years!

Congratulations to both our Partners for this noteworthy accomplishment, a reflection of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s expertise in the municipal sector!


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27 May 2011

Montréal, May 27, 2011 – Because of its active involvement in and concern for the situation in the Montérégie region, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is pleased to kick-off the SOS Richelieu Committee’s fundraising drive with a $15,000 donation to help the flood victims of the Richelieu River.

“We are aware of just how distressing the situation is for those deluged citizens and the repercussions will continue to be felt long after the water levels have subsided. This is why we would like to provide the flood victims with both financial and volunteer assistance”, said Pierre Monette, Vice-President of the Montréal region.

The Firm is undertaking a number of initiatives to come to the aid of the flood victims. In addition to the donation to the SOS Richelieu Committee, teams of volunteers from the various Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton offices will be taking part in the Grande Corvée, scheduled for June 11 and 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to collect the detritus and assist with the cleanup required after the water levels have subsided.

The fund, managed by the Saint-Luc Lions Club for the SOS Richelieu Committee, is also under the volunteer monitoring program of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

“Having been affected by the floods myself and seeing many of my colleagues and friends in the same situation, I realize just how important it is to join in and to help our fellow citizens today and in the coming month, which is why I’ve accepted to be the patron of the SOS Richelieu Committee’s corporate fundraising drive, since help will be needed over the long term, and we want to be sure to contribute”, concluded Lynda Coache, Partner in Charge of RCGT’s Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu office.

Present in every region of Quebec, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton feels it has a specific duty to act when one such region has been affected and can only do its part to help local residents.

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Marie-Eve Carignan
Senior Communications Consultant
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Telephone: 514-878-2691, ext. 2388
Email: [email protected]

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20 May 2011

Congratulations to Véronique Denys, Taxation Manager, Québec City office, on having realized her dream and reached the summit of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. This makes Véronique the third Quebecer to have successfully completed this expedition!

But it doesn’t stop there—by having scaled to the top of Everest, Véronique is working on accomplishing an even greater feat: successfully completing the “7 summits” challenge, which consists in climbing to the top of the seven highest peaks of each continent on the globe—an international challenge coveted by the greatest mountaineers in the world. Véronique has reached the top of her fifth summit out of seven, and if she manages to scale the other two (Vinson in Antarctica and the Carstenz pyramid in Oceania), she will become the first Quebecer ever to have made it to the top of all seven!

“Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to have sponsored Véronique and to have contributed to the success and realization of her dream. She is an inspiration to all of our personnel throughout the network. This is also an excellent example of the benefits of our work/personal life balance policy,” said Jean Robillard, President and CEO.

Pierre Lapointe, Vice-President of the Québec City/Chaudière-Appalaches/Mauricie region stated, “This is our success as well, and I would like to thank all the Partners, professionals and employees in the region who supported and encouraged Véronique to follow her dream. I would also like to thank our clients and business partners who supported Véronique in this project. We can hardly wait for her return and hear the tale of her tantalizing adventure.” Hats off to you Véronique!