mardi 29 novembre 2011

Welcome to Winter 2011

Welcome to the Winter 2011 and Best Wishes for the Holiday Season -
Picture 1: Mont Tremblant ;
Picture 2: Team at Mont tremblant ;

dimanche 27 novembre 2011

Dominique Strauss-Khan was the victim of a plot worthy of the novels John Le Carré...

An exclusive report by The New York Review of Books was published Saturday November 26 and the story makes it clear that Dominique Strauss-Khan would have been the victim of a plot to stop his run for the presidency of France.
The narrative of the facts is worthy of a spy novel by John Le Carré.
It is shown that Strauss-Khan's BlackBerry was hacked and stolen and that the Sarkozy campaign office would have read emails sent to Anne Sinclair. If people could receive emails from Strauss-Khan, the authors could also send fake incriminating emails.
In addition, the security chief at the Sofitel New York was filmed after the interview with the maid when he gave "high five" to a Deputy and he danced joyfully because DSK had fallen into their trap. Also, the Chief of the security of all Sofitel was at the same time in a lodge with Sarkozy watching football and he would have been notified by telephone of the success of the operation ...
The conspiracy theory, especially as described in the New York Review of Books, is quite logical. It is a trap where
the victim fell. A bit like the police who catch drug dealers with false buyers (undercover officers). They knew the attraction of Strauss-Khan for escorts and prostitutes.
However, according to Bernard Bujold (, the authors of the conspiracy in New York probably did not expect Strauss-Khan to be arrested on the plane by police. This event was a sort of extra blow. Normally, Diallo would have acccused Strauss-Khan who would have been on the plane en route to France. He would have remained prisoner in his country and his presidential campaign derailed because of the charges. His arrest in New York were not anticipated or expected and the authors of the coup received more than they had planned in
their project. In a sense, this has become too big as history and the events attracted too much attention. It would be easier to manage the scandal if Strauss-Khan had not appeared before the U.S. Justice.
To be continued!

Photo 1: Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Anne Sinclair;
Photo 2: Sofitel New York;
Photo 3: Dominique Strauss-Khan before the Judge;
Photo 4: The maid Diallo;
See story The New York Book Review ;

vendredi 25 novembre 2011

The evacuation of protesters OCCUPY MONTREAL - The end of a show ...

Finally the removal of protesters Occupy Montreal was an anti-spectacle ...
Around thirty young people, mostly teenagers, who danced in the streets under the eyes of many curious and under the amused look of over fifty policeman in simple ordinary working clothes ... There were also two or three homeless people who asked where to go for a free meal. No cavalry with horses, no clubs, nothing except a few police officers without a helmet or stick ...
We can say that the event was like the end of a festival and dismantling of platform.
If Bernard Bujold ( had his umbrella broken at the inauguration of the event on 15 october (See link to photo album below), nothing spectacular to tell for the evacuation of 25 November. Here are some pictures of the event. /
Picture 1,2 and 3: Evacuation ;
Picture 4: bernard Bujold ( ;

mercredi 23 novembre 2011

National Bank of Canada in turmoil for its use of English as working language ...

National Bank of Canada is in turmoil as it was unveiled by media that employees of several divisions have to work only in English.
National Bank joins the Caisse de dépôt du Québec in this story of unilingual anglophone senior executive in institutions identified as a Quebec institution and where, therefore, the use of French as a working language is essential. National Bank likes to identify herself as the bank the most representative of Quebec economy...
The journalist Nathalie Petrowki cites the case of another large company in Quebec, such as Cirque du Soleil, whose leaders work in French throughout the world. The journalist asked why the National Bank works in English in Quebec?
To be continued...
Photo 1: Louis Vachon, President of the National Bank;
Photo 2: Reception desk:
Photo 3: Louis Vachon front of a poster English;
View inquiry by La Presse ;
See editorial Nathalie Petrowski ;
See response of the National Bank

dimanche 20 novembre 2011

Montreal Book Fair 2011 - Kathy Reichs meeting her readers ...

The Book Fair in Montreal in 2011 is attended by hundreds of writers scattered over 950 booths of publishers. The 2011 Edition is different from previous years where once you felt the presence of writers at the forefront and often see superstars. In 2011, the book is at the forefront and it has taken the limelight.
Bernard Bujold ( visit the Book Fair in Montreal since the end of 1990.
"I've always loved the Montreal Book Fair and I met several authors. My favorite is still Kathy Reichs that I had met first in 1997 when she write her first novel " Déjà Dead". I had the opportunity to meet her often and she is always smiling and I have never seen Kathy in a bad mood or tired of meeting her readers. I love this author and I was very happy to see her again at the book fair 2011. Unfortunately she has not been accompanied by actress Emily Deschanel (Bones) ... "

Photo 1: Shows the Montreal Book Fair 2011;
Photo 2: Stands Book Fair:
Photo 3: Presentation Book Steve Jobs;
Photo 4 and 5: Kathy Reichs;
See photo report ;

jeudi 17 novembre 2011

Michael Sabia manages the Caisse de Dépôt du Quebec in a sentimental way...

The case of French language at the Caisse de Depot continues to receive attention in the Quebec media. It's a must that the Fund should be directed in French. The solution to expand its business in the world is to use experts able to speak other languages. It's like in Arab countries or Chinese where the speaking is done in Arabic or Chinese and then translated.
Bernard Bujold ( has experienced the management style of Michael Sabia. "One day I was chosen to fill an executive position with Bell Canada. But when Sabia was told that I was the Assistant to the President at Quebecor, he refused that I be hired because Quebecor was his worst enemy in the phone business... They say that he dreamed of Pierre-Karl Péladeau at night (nightmares )..."
The fact is that Sabia calculates its actions based on feelings. The case of French is not a hiccup. What is it however is that the case has become a topic of interest in the media. Sabia did not expect this ...

At worst, the Fund could use Google translation ... (joke)
Photo 1: Logo Caisse de Dépôt du Québec ;
Photo 2: Michael Sabia ;
See story La Presse ;

mardi 15 novembre 2011

The American politician Gabrielle Giffords publishes her autobiography -

Gaby Giffords is a member of the House of Representatives of the United States and she was shot by a crazed gunman to whom she survived.
A story of survival and courage in the face of the impossible!
She published, with her husband astronaut Mark Kelly, a moving account of the event and his physical recovery.
See also the interview aired Monday, November 14th on ABC 20/20

Photo 1: Mark Kelly (husband) and Gabrielle Giffords;
Photo 2: Gabrielle Giffords ;

lundi 14 novembre 2011

The Tennis Champion Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario gave birth to a second baby

The idol of Bernard Bujold (, and the partner of a few nights of practice in tennis at the Jarry Stadium, Arantxa Sanchez Viccario, gave birth to a second baby on October 22.
The couple named him Leo.
Photo 1: Josep Santacana (husband) and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario;
Photo 2: Rafael Nadal and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario with her first baby;
Photo 3: Arantxa Sánchez Vicario by Bernard Bujold (2002)
See report of the second baby born in 2011 ;
See photo report (2002) ;

mercredi 9 novembre 2011

The fall 2011 in a historical "Spa"

Bernard Bujold (the creator of was invited to a 'spa' that could be described as exclusive and where we can not choose to go but we have to be invited ...
The program includes: resting, reading, and no computer except for a BlackBerry in order to stay in touch.
The place is located in a historic garden dating back to the colonization of Québec in the mountainside and the nights are lit by moonlight that could not be more romantic!
Bernard took the opportunity of his stay to read what he considers the three best books published in 2011:
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson;
Conrad Black on his own, and
Rafa by Rafael Nadal.
Here is photo report of the place as well as reflections on the three books.

Picture 1: The historical "Spa" ;
Picture 2: Under the Moonlight ;
Picture 3: Bernard Bujold at the "Spa" ;
Picture 4: The three books of 2011 ;

Christine Atallah (1965-2011)

Quebec singer Christine Atallah died suddenly at the age 45 years on October 28.
Christine had worked with in 2005 and Bernard Bujold has produced several photo reports of the artist.

Photo 1: Christine Atallah;
See report death LA PRESSE ;
See story death MEDIA MOSAIQUE ;
See photo album ;

mardi 8 novembre 2011

Gaddafi's palace has become a flea market

What was once a magnificent palace occupied by Gaddafi is now a flea market that sells sandals and perfume at a discount.
The proof that nothing lasts forever and that we should never focus on the material things of our life...
Picture 1: The flea market ;
Picture 2: Qaddafi ;
See story The New York Times :

lundi 7 novembre 2011

Hickstead (1996-2011) - The end of a Champion...

The famous horse Hickstead jumping ridden by Olympic champion Eric Lamaze died in full competition Sunday afternoon at Véronne France.
A sad and very rare event in jumping competition.

Picture 1: Hickstead ;
Picture 2: Éric Lamaze on Hickstead ;

Travel at Sea- Jade Chabot

The trip at sea was to be a great adventure but it has turned into hell.
Jade Chabot is the estranged wife of Martin Neufeld who was pointed out as Mr. Free Hugs in Old Montreal.
Jade Chabot wrote the story of her adventure at sea under the title: Le cauchemar du Pacifique.
A book that is a bit like a modern Robinson Crusoe's story.
Picture 1: Jade Chabot and her book ;
Picture 2: Jade Chabot and her ex-husband Martin Neufeld ;
See web site Jade Chabot: