28 Jan 2015
Emilio B. Imbriglio
President and Chief Executive Officer | FCPA, FCA, MBA, CFE, ICD.D.

2015-01-14 - Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Laval

President and CEO Emilio B. Imbriglio continues his regional tour with the aim of meeting dynamic business owners. On January 14, 2015, he was the guest of the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Laval’s forum, an event which he leveraged to present the firm’s main ideas for stimulating economic growth and creating jobs before an audience of 200 business people.

Emilio spoke optimistically about the region and Quebec’s future, highlighting the strong points but emphasizing that much remains to be done to stimulate our growth and foster our prosperity.

He stated, “Sometimes we forget that Quebec has very strong potential. Our society is marked by talented people, a trained and highly bilingual workforce, experienced business owners, ambitious decision-makers, natural resources and energy, and a strategic geographical and cultural position […] But despite these strengths, a major shift needs to take place so that Quebec may take its rightful place among the most competitive, innovative and production regions in the world.”

The President described several measures to stimulate growth, which rest upon four main economic development pillars—entrepreneurship, education, employment and the sustainable development of our resources.*

He also underscored the firm’s pride in serving the Laval community for over 30 years. He took the opportunity to commend the work of the Laval office’s professionals “who have supported Laval business owners and helped them unlock their full potential,” and highlight the contribution of the Laval office partners and office manager, Marco Berretta, for the breakfast conference’s success.

2015-01-14 - Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Laval

Pictured at centre, Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, along with Pierre-Luc Girard and Chantal Provost, Chair of the Board and General Manager of the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Laval, respectively, Yan Leclair, Assurance Partner at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Chambre Board member, along with other members of the President’s table.

* Emilio’s four main ideas with specific measures are summarized as follows:

 1. Encourage entrepreneurship through tax incentives

Make it fair from a tax point of view to sell a business, whether selling to family or foreign interests.

Hold a public consultation to measure the impact of reducing or eliminating corporate taxes for SMEs, and define clear rules without reducing the government’s tax base

2. Take advantage of export opportunities

Take advantage of the soon-to-be official free trade agreement with Europe to develop new markets. Canada will be the only country in the world with free access, baring a few exceptions, to the two largest markets on the planet. Including North American consumers, Quebec has a potential market of over 900 million people!

3. Train and attract talent more effectively

Start teaching basic concepts at the high school level about credit, public debt, the cost of public services, and the importance of creating a budget.

Improve the process for selecting and integrating immigrants by creating other agreements, such as the France-Quebec agreement, to recognize the qualifications of professionals from other regions.

4. Exploit natural resources respectfully and sustainably

Develop a framework that supports long-term investments and infrastructures, specifically in terms of ports and railways.

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26 Jan 2015
Emilio B. Imbriglio
President and Chief Executive Officer | FCPA, FCA, MBA, CFE, ICD.D.

Eric Lebel, Recovery & Reorganization Partner, offered his advice on good money management after the holidays on two TV channels: LCN and Canal Argent.

The beginning of the year is a difficult period for our personal finances, because it’s time to pay for holiday spending. Discover Eric Lebel’s recommendations for managing this period properly, in two televised interviews:

Canal Argent

LCN

 

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22 Jan 2015
Emilio B. Imbriglio
President and Chief Executive Officer | FCPA, FCA, MBA, CFE, ICD.D.

This January 15, Chambre de commerce de Saint-Georges held a luncheon conference on the theme “Business succession: an approach inspired by the Scandinavian spa”.

Éric Dufour, Partner with the Strategy & Performance Consulting Group and National Business Transfer Leader, and Steeve Vachon, Taxation Partner specializing in Business Transfer, were able to share their expertise and Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s approach to business succession with about seventy-five Beauce business people and entrepreneurs.

Relève en entreprise : conférence d'Éric Dufour et de Steeve Vachon
Our two experts with Catherine Leblanc, President of Chambre de commerce de Saint-Georges

A well-planned business transfer has several advantages

The people present, who were concerned about the issue of the entrepreneurial succession, learned about the advantages of a well-planned business transfer. This allowed them to understand the added value of our firm’s integrated approach, which accounts for the human, fiscal, strategic, financial and legal aspects of the process.

This conference was part of a series of initiatives taken by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton to raise entrepreneurs’ awareness of the importance of planning the transfer of their business and promote the unique and distinctive approach developed by our experts. The event also benefited from high media visibility, particularly on TV (Cogeco), on 103.5 COOL FM and the Enbeauce.com website.

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13 Jan 2015
Emilio B. Imbriglio
President and Chief Executive Officer | FCPA, FCA, MBA, CFE, ICD.D.
Véronique L'Allier

Véronique L’Allier

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to report the appointment of Véronique L’Allier, Director, Strategic & Performance Consulting at the Montreal office, as Chair of the Board of Directors of Tel-Jeunes.

In the course of her duties, she will chair and facilitate Board meetings, ensure application of the laws, regulations and policies concerning the organization, and ensure the smooth operation of the Board and its subcommittees. She will also be the Board’s key spokesperson with the organization, its management and external stakeholders. She will guide the directors in the performance of their role and will work closely with the organization’s Executive Director.

Véronique L’Allier’s appointment recognizes her involvement on the Board of Tel-jeunes for the past year and attests to her leadership and her intention to contribute to Tel-jeunes’ mission. Congratulations!

About Générations and Tel-jeunes

The Centre de prévention de la violence familiale Générations is a non-profit organization that established and currently manages the Tel-jeunes and LigneParents services. Since 1981, Générations has pursued a critical goal: to develop and provide high-quality social support services and workshops for youth and parents throughout Québec. Since 2010, the Fondation Tel-jeunes has overseen all of its fundraising activities.

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