15 Oct 2014

Grant Thornton’s international conference will be taking place this year with delegates from over 130 countries in attendance! Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and its President and CEO, Emilio B. Imbriglio, are proud to invite you to two of the conference’s events.

Ed Nusbaum

Ed Nusbaum

During the first event on October 21 at noon, Ed Nusbaum, CEO of Grant Thornton International, will be speaking during a breakfast conference organized by the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations (MCFR) at the Hilton Bonaventure.

Under the theme Global Economic Outlook and Growth Opportunities, Ed will discuss the most recent economic data from Grant Thornton’s report on global trade as well as economic and business issues in Quebec, among other topics.


Francophonie Luncheon


During the second event, come discover how Grant Thornton is poised to become the first audit and advisory organization to create an international French-speaking network.

Navigating the English-speaking business world when your first language is French can be challenging, but it can also provide numerous business opportunities. Please join us during this unique French event where the focus will be on international networking with delegates from firms in France, Switzerland, Luxembourg and French-speaking African countries.

Partners Louis Crête and Louis Bérardi will play an important role during this free event. Sign up today, space is limited!

  • When: Thursday, October 23, 2014 from noon-2:00 p.m. (welcome as of 11:30 a.m.)
  • Where: Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel (Saint-François room)

Welcome one and all and enjoy the conference!

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14 Oct 2014

The smart city takes on multiple forms and can be based on varied initiatives to improve the population’s quality of life, stimulate the local economy, reduce the carbon footprint or facilitate urban mobility.

“Few cities have applied all the dimensions of the smart city; instead they have set priorities according to their needs” explains Pierre Fortin, Partner in Charge of the Strategy & Performance Consulting Group and Municipal Sector Leader at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

For more information, see the article published in Les Affaires, entitled “Une ville intelligente, c’est quoi ?” (What’s a smart city?)

Discover the different ways cities can rethink their management model in depth to reduce costs and improve public services. Attend the smart city conference, “La ville intelligente”, this October 22 at the Montréal Science Centre.

On that occasion, don’t miss Pierre Fortin’s 8:45 a.m. presentation demystifying the smart city, entitled “Démystifier la ville intelligente”. He will discuss the challenges cities will face in becoming “smart cities”.

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14 Oct 2014

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton chose the Musée de la Gaspésie to mark the 60th anniversary of its Gaspé office this September 18. This cocktail reception provided a festive atmosphere to bring together many business people from the region, clients and Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton staff members.

A key vector of the regional economy

The Gaspé office employs 20 people and Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s offices in the Bas-St-Laurent-Gaspésie administrative region employ 230 more, including 22 partners. They count on a team of more than 20 tax specialists to serve their clientele throughout the territory.

A success story that began in 1954

It all began on January 1, 1954, when Jean-Paul Duguay opened his office in a room at the Baker Hotel, located on Rue de la Reine in Gaspé. Twenty years later, in 1974, Mr. Duguay went into partnership with Julien Leblanc and they pursued their activities under the name of Duguay-Leblanc. After another 20 years, in January 1994, seeing that the market required more specialized services, they decided to merge their firm with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. The year 2014 therefore marks the 60th anniversary of the firm’s presence in Gaspé!

M. Paul Duguay et M. Richard Chrétien

To mark his contribution, the founder, Paul Duguay, received a present from the partner in charge of the Gaspé office, Richard Chrétien. In addition, the office’s conference room was named in his honour. Mr. Chrétien took the opportunity to thank his clientele and remind everyone of the importance of employee commitment.

Michel Cavanagh, Michel Proulx, Linda Bossé, Jocelyn Lavoie et Richard Chrétien

Several of the firm’s partners attended this cocktail reception, including (from left to right) Michel Cavanagh, Assurance Partner (Rimouski), Michel Proulx, Partner and Regional Vice-President, Linda Bossé, Assurance Partner (Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac), Jocelyn Lavoie, Assurance Partner (La Pocatière) and Richard Chrétien, Assurance Partner (Gaspé).

Congratulations and happy 60th anniversary!

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09 Oct 2014

Congratulations to Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s three teams who, for the fifth consecutive year, participated in the Relais du Lac Memphrémagog on September 27th. The foot race event is a major fundraiser for underprivileged elementary school children.

Relais memphrémagog - RCGT

Over $300,000 raised for underprivileged children!
For the occasion, our three teams, comprised of twenty employees and partners from the Eastern Townships offices, ran the 124 km around Lake Memphremagog under a beautiful autumnal sun. Thanks to their participation along with that of more than 200 teams registered in the challenge, over $300,000 were raised for school perseverance and success, a record for this eighth edition of the event!

Hats off to our employees and partners for their efforts and determination!