lundi 30 avril 2012
I took the weekend to read the autobiography of Jean Charest written before the provincial election of 1998. The book is obviously out of print (not available in bookstores) but if I were an adviser to this Prime Minister, I would print a new edition for the next election...
The book describes quite well the character of Jean Charest and one fact that few people remember is that when the prime minister was a young high school student (1970-73), he was president of his school and he was active in Sherbrooke against the authorities as the leader of student strikes...
The autobiography Jean Charest is a book to read for those who really want to know Jean Charest, allies as opponents!
Photo 1: Bernard Bujold (LeSudio1.com) and autobiography Jean Charest (1998);
Photo 2: Jean Charest (2012);
SEE website of the book ;
Photo 1: Catherine Lafrance and the book La saison froide ;
See book review of "La saison froide" ;
dimanche 29 avril 2012
If a vote to diminish his importance within the CLASSE has been put to the agenda of his organization, we also note that several Facebook pages have been posted about him. Some are even suggesting Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois as a future Quebec Premier to replace Jean Charest...
To be continuated!
Photo 1: Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois;
Photo 2: The three student leaders;
SEE Facebook page Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois Prime Minister ;
See Tout le Monde en parle ;
samedi 28 avril 2012
I fairly well known Jean Charest in 1984 with Brian Mulroney and later in 2003 when my colleague of horse riding in Bromont, Pierre Paradis, often spoke of plans to overthrow Jean Charest...
-In 1984, Jean Charest (26 years) was the Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois of the Mulroney government with which I was a press officer. Charest and I were the same age (we are even born a few days near the same month ...) but he was a member and it was said that he was the future of the Conservative Party when Mulroney was tp retire. Charest had the patter and the energy of a young star like a hockey player. Unfortunately, Charest lost the leadership to Kim Campbell fand it was the death of the Conservative Party in Ottawa in 1993.
-In 2003, I remember many lunches at the stable in Bromont with Pierre Paradis when the latter told me that his Quebec Liberal Party waited for the day after the election to get rid of Jean Charest, who had lost the 1998 election and seemed to lose it during 2003. Complete surprise, Jean Charest won the 2003 election and it is Pierre Paradis, who took the door... In 2003, Charest had put water in his wine against his ennemies in his own party and he cuddled up to the day after his election victory when he only then started to impose his status as a winner and the leader. Politics is a game of chance, of winning moves and errors. But above all we must never underestimate the opponents!
-In 2012, Jean Charest has made mistakes, and as he is losing his hockey playoff series. The key to success, in hockey as in politics, is to never take the victory for granted and to always play with passion and energy of the beginner. Jean Charest lost his passion and his fire to win! He believed that his talent was enough to give him the victory. The article by Denis Lessard perfectly summarizes the current situation in Quebec.
Photo 1: Brian Mulroney and Mila (photo Bernard Bujold 1984) and Jean Charest;
Photo 2: Bernard Bujold on Parliament Hill in Ottawa (1984);
SEE text Denis Lessard ;
vendredi 27 avril 2012
Natalia Kononova, a virtuoso violinist from Montreal, born in Russia (and a friend of Bernard Bujold LeStudio1.com), will perform a Russian Premier of the Second Violin Concerto of the Canadian composer Anne Lauber on Saturday night April 28th, 2012 in the Philharmonic Hall of Voronezh, Russia. The Voronezh Philharmonic Orchestra will be conducted by Maestro Igor Verbitsky. Congratulations!
Photo 1 and 2: Natalia Nononova;
Photo 3: City of Voronoezh - Russia;
SEE Natalia Kononova Facebook page ;
jeudi 26 avril 2012
Photo 1: Demonstrators in the streets of Montreal;
Photo 2: Jean Charest's his Minister Line Beauchamp;
SEE website of the Class ;
mercredi 25 avril 2012
Claude Benoit and the Quays of the Old Port of Montreal / Journalistic investigation on management...
A detailed investigation on the management by Director of the Quays of the Old Port, Mrs. Claude Benoit, and qualified controversial and spendthrift was published by the Journal de Montreal and followed by several Canadian media. The direction of the Old Port has issued a statement saying that spending respect the rules of the Federal Ministries.
This debate on good management occurs at the same time as the Federal government made deep cuts to the budgets in all departments and where the Minister Bev Oda was forced to apologize in the House and reimburse the government personal expenses for her travel paid for by Canadian taxpayers.
The Quays of the Old Port is a federal agency.
Full details of the investigation on the Old Port of Montreal are available at bottom of the main article of the Journal of Montreal on the links on the left - mention (À lire aussi).
To be continued ...
Photo 1: Claude Benoit (Photo by Eva Blue);
Photo 2: Quays of the Old Port of Montreal;
SEE full report Le Journal de Montreal ;
See Thomas Mulcair House of Commons in Ottawa ;
See story Restaurant Le Scena Old Port of Montreal ;
mardi 24 avril 2012
Photo 1: The dog Gaspard;
Photo 2: Celine Blanchet and Gaspard;
SEE Facebook Celine Blanchet ;
dimanche 22 avril 2012
Photo 1: Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com);
Photo 2: March of Earth Day - Montreal;
SEE LeStudio1.com photo album;
samedi 21 avril 2012
Sarkozy and Hollande will compete in the second round and everything will be played on the ground up to May 6. It will be a fight to the finish!
The analysis of Conrad Black Saturday, April 21 in The National Post is very interesting.
Photo 1: François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy;
Photo 2: Nicolas Sarkozy ;
Photo 3: Marine Le Pen ;
SEE election results reporting ;
See Conrad Black analysis ;
vendredi 20 avril 2012
But two things: 1. loss of control by the provincial government and 2. violence scouring the streets and public facilities, are present in 2012 as in 1970.
CONCLUSION: Only a general election in Quebec will end the conflict because the campaign would be on this conflict and there would be a winner determined by popular vote.
To be continued...
Photo 1: Police riot Montreal;
Photo 2: Jean Charest;
SEE report Guy Breton La Presse ;
See story The Gazette ;
See photo album protests in Montreal ;
See statement from public leaders ;
See Facebook page on Jean Charest resignation ;
jeudi 19 avril 2012
The mystery question for Quebecers: How luxury watch does have Jean Charest? A hint: he is a great friend of Nicolas...
Photo 1: Nicolas Sarkozy;
Photo 2: Jean Charest;
Photo 3: Student Leaders;
SEE story watches Nicolas Sarkozy ;
See other story watches collection Nicolas Sarkozy ;
See story student demonstrations in Quebec ;
lundi 16 avril 2012
Photo 1: Benedict XVI;
Photo 2: Fidel Castro and Pope;
SEE Paris Match report ;
See story birthday 85 years ;
Genevieve Sabourin is preparing for her fight against Alec Baldwin / A story that looks like Model Elle McPherson...
Genevieve gave a rare interview to the Journal of Montreal where she recounts the events since her arrest on Sunday April 8 and her arraignment the next day for harassment against the actor Alec Baldwin. (see two stories below on this page: 10 and 12 April 2012)
The least we can say is that Genevieve shows courage in the face of her situation. One can also sympathize with her and wish her good luck! In a way, she is playing the biggest role of her life! Her story is like the one of the model Elle McPherson. After achieving notoriety, what do we do with it? Stay tuned!
Photo 1 and 2: Genevieve Sabourin on the run;
SEE interview Geneniève Sabourin ;
See coverage of the run Genevieve Sabourin ;
TWITTER GENEVIEVE SABOURIN ;
See story Model Elle McPherson ;
Genevieve Sabourin - Oasis juice - Minister Line Beauchamp - Mark Zuckerberg / THE ART OF SILENCE AND SPEECH...
-The case of Oasis juice is a good example of a situation where silence will benefit more to the company then a debate for the public popularity. Oasis has made a mistake by attacking a small company in court because of their name and they recognized their mistake and paid. They can never regain their popularity by doing some nice talking but they can continue to sell juice in grocery stores. For OASIS, the silence will be golden...
-The case of Genevieve Sabourin represent the challenge of finding the good use of a public notoriety capital. This capital will serve in no way to help her career as an actress but it can be exploited if it is targeted to the right product. The challenge is however huge to find this right product but the capital is also very gigantic.
-The case of Quebec's Minister Line Beauchamp, however, is an example where her presence in the public debate is essential. The article by columnist of La Presse (Patrick Lagacé) expresses very well how the politician should act.
-Finally, the best example of success between silence and speech is that of Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder. His management style and the success of his business is the perfect model for a balanced management of silence and speech. Users criticize him when there are changes in the system but Facebook's users continue to worship this social network which has become a real star of popularity of the modern world! Apple could also be added to the ranks of Facebook with respect of knowing how to manage the silence and speech. Steve Jobs was an ace at management of public image.
Congratulations to Mark and Steve and good luck to others...
Photo 1: Oasis Juice, Genevieve Sabourin, Line Beauchamp and Mark Zuckerberg;
Photo 2: Apple Store;
SEE STORY Minister Line Beauchamp ;
See story Genevieve Sabourin and his return to Montreal ;
Bernard Bujold (LeStudio.com) knew Genevieve the time of one or two evenings (one at the concert and the other at the theater...) about fifteen years ago and he admits that she was a very pretty girl, super nice but also quite ambitious. "If I remember correctly, she said that 'I was too old for her'. Yet I have the same age as Alec... "
Photo 1: Genevieve Sabourin (photo Casting Agency);
Photo 2: Genevieve Sabourin Justice New York (photo April 9, 2012);
Photo 3: Alec Baldwin;
SEE story New York Daily News ;
See story The Globe and Mail ;
See story Paris Match ;
See story La Presse ;
samedi 14 avril 2012
Photo 1: Demonstrators;
Photo 2: Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com);
SEE LeStudio1.com photo report ;
To imagine spies on a secret mission in the consulate, there is not a long distance ... for John Le Carre!
Photo 1.2 and 3: Building Montreal SNC Lavalin;
SEE LeStudio1.com photo report ;
vendredi 13 avril 2012
Photo 1: Jean Charest and his wife Michelle Dionne;
Photo 2: Jean Charest;
Photo 3: Demonstration of 22 March 2012;
SEE reportage Le Devoir ;
See photo report demonstration on 22 March 2012 ;
Photo 1: Jean-Luc Mongrain;
SEE La Presse report ;
See biography Jean-Luc Mongrain ;
dimanche 8 avril 2012
Photo 1: Marie Reine du Monde Basilica Montreal;
Photo 2 and 3: Mgr. Christian Lepine;
Photo 4: Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com);
SEE LeStudio1 photo album, com ;