22 May 2018
Bernard Grandmont
Consulting Partner | FCPA, FCA | Assurance

A stringent procedure is surrounding the large-scale events that call on independent accounting firms to ensure the credibility of the voting process.

In the Journal de Montréal, reporter Emmanuelle Plante interviewed Bernard Grandmont, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Partner and Public Accountant, about this procedure.

You must prepare ahead of time to ensure that the vote takes place properly. Bernard Grandmont is regularly called upon to oversee the smooth operation of programs with a voting process. Mr. Grandmont and his team have been involved in programs such as Le banquier, La Voix, Occupation double, Danser pour gagner, the Adisq and Artis galas. The process requires that several precautions be taken.

Mr. Grandmont explained, “When a program provides for a substantial reward at its conclusion, you generally need someone independent and impartial to ensure that everything is done according to the rules. We meet with the people in charge of the various components: web, SMS and telephony providers. Everything is closely monitored to make sure there are no IT glitches, that each platform is secure, and that no intrusion is possible. We have a very rigorous process to ensure the security parameters.”

Read the article published on April 28th (in French).

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Bernard Grandmont is a consulting partner at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

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18 May 2018

Our Tax Partner Luc Lacombe was interviewed in Finance et Investissement about the major changes and new budget measures.

He explained particularly the changes relating to split income and the gradual decrease in the corporate tax rate.

Luc Lacombe mentioned that Quebec is reducing the corporate tax rate, which is excellent news […]. By 2021, Quebec will have reduced the tax rate from 8% to 4% for businesses that claim the small business deduction (SBD) and whose employees have an annual total of 5,500 paid hours. While he agrees with the Quebec measures, Lacombe questions the disparity with the federal SBD.

To find out more, read the April 27, 2018 Finance et Investissement article.

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17 May 2018
Chantale Harvey
Partner | CPA, CGA | Assurance

To support women with heart disease, Chantale Harvey, Partner in charge of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Women of Talent Committee acted as an ambassador for the Heart and Stroke Foundation Red Dress event.

Held May 3, 2018, the successful evening brought together several influential women who are committed to promoting women’s heart health. They successfully raised $ 56,000 for the cause (on a goal of $ 48,000).

Official symbol of the event, the red dress represents the strength, courage and determination needed for the fight against cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death of women around the world.

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Chantale Harvey is a partner at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. She is your expert in taxation for...

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17 May 2018
Maryse Janelle
Partner | Lawyer, LL.B., M. Fisc. | Tax

On May 1, 2018, the New Zealand government announced a consultation to require foreign retailers carrying on electronic commerce to levy a sales tax on products worth $360 or less.

Maryse Janelle, Tax Specialist and Partner at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, discussed this project in relation to a similar announcement by the Quebec government in its recent budget.

Discussing the governments’ possibility of recovering the taxes to be collected by foreign entities, Ms. Janelle explained about these projects that: “They entail certain challenges for recovering these amounts when businesses choose not to comply. However, it’s certain that where the European Community and G20 are concerned, the trend is to increase the transfer of information. The focus is on electronic transactions. I am therefore led to believe that eventually there will be more possibilities for the jurisdictions to recover those amounts.”

Listen to the full interview (in French) on the Heure du monde show on Radio-Canada on May 1, 2018.

22 May 2018  |  Written by :

Maryse Janelle is a partner at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. She is your expert in taxation for the...

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