dimanche 30 juillet 2017

RENÉ LÉVESQUE AND HIS MEMORY IN 2017...


RENÉ LÉVESQUE AND HIS MEMORY IN 2017... 
By Bernard Bujold- 
If there is a Quebec hero, it is most certainly René Lévesque (1922-1987). 
René had a very journalistic vision of life... 
He was deeply democratic and objective in his thoughts, and even too much, and he always analyzed a situation by looking at the facts. René Lévesque also had the character of the journalists of his time because he liked alcohol, women and gambling... 
How to remember in 2017 of this character, a journalist who become the most outstanding politician in Quebec? 
The project to make a museum of his house birthplace in New Carlisle dates from 1988 when I proposed to his then owner (Georgette Bujold) to sell it to a foundation that René's friends would set up, who Corinne Lévesque was with me among the interested people. I had also tried to convince Pierre Péladeau to preside over the project, but he found the city of New Carlisle too far from Montreal and he proposed instead to offer a financial gift and his moral support. The debate of the house resurfaces again today as the famous house of Lévesque is about to collapse due to lack of proper maintenance. 
If there is a conclusion, it is that the best memories are those transmitted by the mind rather than by physical things. A memory in the mind is a little eternal while the old houses and their contents disappear to become dust ... 
To be continued! 
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THE END OF CAMERAS SIMON IN MONTREAL


THE END OF CAMERAS SIMON -
By Bernard Bujold- 
The notorious CAMERAS SIMON photographic equipment store in Montreal is definitely closing its doors on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 6 pm. If this decision was announced to employees on Monday, July 24, the proposed closure was long considered by the owner. He was, however, waiting for the final decision in the file of the Palais des Congrès and its expansion. Unfortunately for the owner, if he hoped to take advantage of a buy back, the expropriation of the neighborhood stops at the only building located west of Clark Street (Steve Music) and does not touch the Camera Simon building! 
Faced with this decision and an unpromising future, the only option became the definitive closure. 
Another sad page of history that turns for Montreal in the year of its 375th anniversary... 
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SERGE LOSIQUE AND THE MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL 2017


SERGE LOSIQUE AND THE MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL 2017... 
By Bernard Bujold - 
The 2017 edition of the Serge Losique World Film Festival, scheduled from August 24th to September 4th, is once again in front of the storm! 
The question: How big will be this year's edition? 
According to Losique: "The FFM 2017 will be great ..." 
To be continued! 
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lundi 24 juillet 2017

BALCONY OF THE MONTREAL CITY HALL - 2017


BALCONY OF THE MONTRÉAL CITY HALL - 2017 
 By Bernard Bujold On July 24, 1967, the Général de Gaulle pronounced his famous; " LONG LIVE THE FREE QUEBEC..." What's better in 2017 than going to revisit the famous balcony and play, for a short moment, the game of the General ... I poked on the balcony and shouted loudly: "LONG LIVE THE VISITORS... 
If the balcony of 2017 was the same as the one of 1967, there was however a little less people watching me during my visit ... Further more, not wanting to visit the Montreal City Hall without thinking about our current mayor, after the Balcony, I went back down to the town main hall room and sat for a few minutes in the official seat of the mayor, the 5th of the line occupied by his political party. "Long live the tourists" 
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SUMMER LOVES OF 2017


ROMANTIC EVENING - SUMMER 2017 
By Bernard Bujold - 
The summer season is the occasion for long romantic evenings and summer loves... 
But if romance is the beginning of love, it is necessary to be careful because it is said that "love at first sight" is a pure myth that will disappear like the sand castles on the beach in the morning! True love will be rather the result of a long taming of two people that only time will be able to realize, beyond the short summer season... 
Happy summer season 2017! 
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jeudi 20 juillet 2017

KATHY REICHS - HER NEW BOOK "TWO NIGHTS"


KATHY REICHS - TWO NIGHTS 
By Bernard Bujold -
Kathy Reichs wrote a new book: TWO NIGHTS. This polar is completely different than her previous ones with Bones (Temperance Brennan) and her new star is a woman called SUNNIE... 
Sunnie is a former retired-suspended police officer now on a private mission to find a kidnapped girl. The new style of Kathy is creating a real page turner! 
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mercredi 19 juillet 2017

JUSTIN TRUDEAU AND JULIE PAYETTE - BAD STRATEGY.


JUSTIN TRUDEAU AND JULIE PAYETTE - BAD STRATEGY. 
By Bernard Bujold - 
The announcement of Julie Payette as the next Governor General of Canada is an example of total failure in public relations. 
Justin Trudeau, or Julie Payette, should have brought out to the open the arrest story before the appointment and instead of touting her perfect course one should have valued the journey of a mother without spouse with a 14 year old son. 
If many Canadians and Quebeckers consider the Queen's representatives as a waste of money and time, they all have admiration for a mother who is facing life. 
Lets recall the story: The TVA television network (Journal de Montréal), using the source of the Internet site IPolitics on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, unveiled a part of Julie Payette's personal life that nobody of the general public did not know until then. Julie was arrested and charged on November 24, 2011 for violence at her private residence in the United States, a residence she shared with her husband and father of her 14-year-old son. 
Julie and her husband divorced in 2013. 
The serious mistake of this file is that Justin and Julie believed they could hide the thing which is the error. Today with the Internet, nothing is secret. We must therefore take the lead and reveal everything if we have secrets and want to occupy the political ramp. 
Justin also put too much by saying that Julie was a perfect woman even by adding anecdotes about posters in schools. 
In conclusion, life is like a casino! If you win at the game of life, you must know when to stop playing and enjoy the gains otherwise you risk losing everything!
Julie Payette and Justin Trudeau often won at the game of life and they believed their luck was eternal. They just lost with this last game... 
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mardi 18 juillet 2017

MUSLIMS IN QUÉBEC - INTEGRATION OR OCCUPATION OF THE TERRITORY.


THE MUSLIMS IN QUÉBEC-  INTEGRATION OR OCCUPATION OF THE TERRITORY...
By Bernard Bujold - 
The project to create an exclusively Muslim cemetery near Quebec (St-Appolinaire) was refused by a referendum on Sunday, July 16, 2017. The result of the vote 19-16 represents well the position of the whole world. 
The debate surrounding the outcome of this referendum goes beyond the mere use of land. Rather, it addresses the issue of the integration of immigrant populations and their occupation of the new territory on which they live. 
The society is totally divided right in the middle on the subject of integration facing the occupation: the right against the left. 
But this division goes beyond immigration and affects political life in general. From Donald Trump to Emmanuel Macron, Justin Trudeau and even to the Pope and his church. The division is black and white! Interesting as a social phenomenon but also very worrying because there is only one planet earth ... whereas it would take two! 
To be continued. 
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samedi 15 juillet 2017

JULIE PAYETTE - A WOMAN OF TALENT


JULIE PAYETTE - A WOMAN OF TALENT 
By Bernard Bujold -
The appointment of Julie Payette as Governor General of Canada is unanimous across the country. 
I had the pleasure to collaborate once with Julie in 2002 on a photo reportage while she was hosting a series of shows with the Montreal Orchestre Métropolitain whose theme was the stars. Julie had impressed me then with her smile, her eyes and her hair but especially with her discipline with regard to the photo session. I lost touch with her and I only saw Julie three or four times like at the cocktail after the funeral ceremony of Paul Desmarais Sr. in October 2013, a ceremony we both attended. Later, in 2014, a year after Julie's appointment at the Montreal Science Center, I met her on the street and photographed her on the spot, while she was running towards her business lunch. 
My instinct at that time made me believe that she was not happy in her new job, but I thought it was a false perception on my part. She left the Science Center in 2016! My perception was right... 
Will Julie be successful in Ottawa? I believe it because this new position is as good as the astronaut. It was not easy for Julie to regain the degree of challenge she had encountered during her space career and her position in next September will allow her to regain the same degree of passion and scope. I sincerely wish her a very good luck! 
To be continued... 
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vendredi 14 juillet 2017

mercredi 12 juillet 2017

SUMMER 2017 AT THE COTTAGE


SUMMER 2017 AT THE COTTAGE 
By Bernard Bujold-
Long live the summer vacation! 
Long live nature and its beauties! 
Long live the cottage life... 
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