jeudi 16 novembre 2017

VALÉRIE PLANTE - OFFICIAL SWEARING-IN


VALÉRIE PLANTE - MAYOR OF MONTREAL -
By Bernard Bujold - 
Valérie Plants is officially the Mayor of Montreal following her swearing-in on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The 2017 election campaign was dominated and won by Valérie Plante against outgoing mayor Denis Coderre and if the challenge was high for Valérie Plante, it was also achievable! As she says, "I never lost a race ..." The new mayor is the first woman to occupy Montreal City Hall. Have a good mandate Valérie Plante! 
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HOLT RENFREW OGILVY STORE - MONTREAL


HOLT RENFREW OGILVY STORE - MONTREAL - 
By Bernard Bujold - 
The new building where Ogilvy will be co-located with Holt Renfrew on Ste Catherine Street in Montreal will only open in 2020. The two merged stores are owned by Galen Weston, the wealthiest Canadian family that also owns Provigo, Maxi and Pharmaprix. The son Galen Jr. was noticed a few years ago in advertisements he animated for Provigo. 
In a sense, the Holt Renfrew Ogilvy project is very similar to LES AILES DE DE LA MODE with Paul Delage Roberge. An important difference, however, is the huge Weston fortune estimated at over $ 10.2 billion according to Forbes as of November 2017... 
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mercredi 15 novembre 2017

FRENCH BOOK FAIR OF MONTREAL - 2017


FRENCH BOOK FAIR OF MONTREAL - 2017 
By Bernard Bujold- 
The 2017 Montreal Book Fair is being held at Place Bonaventure from Wednesday, November 15 to Monday, November 20. 
More than 1800 authors will be on site, including some internationally renowned as Kathy Reichs, one of those who annually attract the longest line up for signing! We also note several more local stars and authors such as Jean Paré, Denis Monette, Gilles Archambault, Kim Thuy, Danielle Ouimet, Genevieve Borne, Roxanne Bouchard, photographer Jacques Nadeau, Daniel Lessard, Fabrice Pierrebourg, Romeo Dallaire, Gilles Duceppe, Claudette Dion (Celine's sister), the doctor Alain Vadeboncoeur, and of course Louise Penny who is also one of the ten guests of honor of the Salon. 
A fact to note, there are only two large newspapers present on site (Le Devoir and Le Journal de Montréal) that solicit subscriptions. La Presse + is still one of the sponsors but without, its traditional paper version ... 
Good Salon 2017 and good reading! 
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mardi 14 novembre 2017

THE ILLUMINATED CHRISTMAS TREE OF 2017


THE ILLUMINATED CHRISTMAS TREE OF 2017- 
By Bernard Bujold -
The city is already beginning to welcome the spirit of the holidays and the illuminated Christmas tree of Place Ville Marie lights up all its fires ... 
Soon Santa will make his visit accompanied by his elves and his reindeer! 
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vendredi 10 novembre 2017

IT SNOWED ON THE CITY


IT SNOWED ON MONTREAL ... 
FRIDAY, November 10, 2017
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jeudi 9 novembre 2017

MADAME MAYOR...


Good morning, Madame Mayor ... 
(Photo of Valérie Plante by Bernard Bujold - November 8, 2017) 
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mercredi 8 novembre 2017

DONALD J. TRUMP - ANNIVERSARY 1 YEAR


DAY OF CELEBRATION - DONALD TRUMP - 1 YEAR - 
By Bernard Bujold - 
One year ago, November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump was elected President of the United States! 
For me, the night of November 2016 was the most beautiful moment of my life ... 
So, today is the day of celebration! 
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