08 Apr 2014
Benoit Egan

Benoit Egan

On March 21, 2014, Benoit Egan, Partner in Charge of the Montréal office Real Estate Consulting Group, presented his popular annual review of the Montréal real estate market for a third consecutive year at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. The presentation took place during the City and Its Major Projects Strategic Forum organized by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal.

file-pdf View the full presentation (in French)

Benoit set the tone for the series of panels at the event through his presentation on the city’s real estate development and market outlook.

The event brought together many key players from a variety of industries and over 300 participants total.

Congratulations to Benoit for generating this visibility!

iE-iconConsult the press release for the event

 

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07 Apr 2014

 

Denise Tessier

Denise Tessier

Denise Tessier, Assurance Partner at the Montréal office, was honoured for “leaving her mark on the history” of the Foundation of the Women’s Centre of Montréal, at a first Benefit Evening organized this March 13. This event was an opportunity to pay tribute to Denise Tessier’s impressive contribution to the Foundation as Chair of the Board of Directors and as an active member for the past 18 years. The Foundation supports the activities of the Women’s Centre of Montréal, a non-profit organization with the mission of offering vocational and educational training and guidance services to help women help themselves.

Three other women were also honoured for their important involvement: Esther Bégin (journalist, TV host, blogger and author), spokesperson and volunteer organizer of the Foundation for the past 12 years, and the first two governors in the history of the Foundation of the Women’s Centre of Montréal, Christiane Bergevin of the Mouvement Desjardins and Johanne Lépine of Aon Parizeau & Aon Reed Stenhouse, who have been involved for the past 13 and 12 years respectively.

Congratulations to Denise Tessier for the strength and sustainability of her commitment to the cause of women!

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04 Apr 2014
Éric Labelle

Éric Labelle

Julie Blouin

Julie Blouin

In the past few days, there have been plenty of questions in the media about tax havens, foreign holdings and taxation in foreign jurisdictions, particularly the State of Delaware.

In the wake of the  abundant news coverage of these subjects in the midst of the election campaign, several media have called on the firm’s specialists to clarify these tax issues.

International Taxation Partner Éric Labelle and Senior Manager and international tax attorney Julie Blouin, shared their wealth of knowledge to demystify some ideas raised in the news, while providing an objective professional point of view.

Once again, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s expertise is in the forefront of complex and strategic issues, whether on radio, on television, in the newspapers or on the Web.

Here is some visibility generated by the participation of the two tax specialists:

Julie Blouin :

Journal de Québec

Éric Labelle :

98,5 FM (Paul Arcand)

Radio-Canada (Gérald Fillion)

La Presse (April 2)
La Presse (April 3)

Canoë

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02 Apr 2014

Last week, Gaz Métro published its 2013 Sustainability Report according to the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (“GRI”). Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Sustainable Development and Greenhouse Gas Management Consulting Group is proud to have supported them in this exercise. Gaz Métro is thus the second company in Canada to publish a report according to the most recent GRI standards, the fourth generation published in May 2013. Gaz Métro thereby is adopting a sustainability reporting tool that meets the highest international transparency standards.

A sustainability report measures an organization’s extra-financial performance in sustainability, particularly the social, environmental and economic aspects. These reports are increasingly popular, both in the public sector and in the private sector, with organizations of all sizes. In 2013, the guidelines published by the GRI were followed by over 2,500 organizations worldwide and more than 100 organizations in Canada.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, with the support of its partner Neuvaction, is a key player in sustainability reporting in Quebec. Johanne Gélinas, Partner at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, is one of the three trainers accredited in Quebec to offer GRI-certified training.

For the summary sheet and the full report published by Gaz Métro, go to www.gazmetro.com/sd.