dimanche 12 juillet 2020

NATHALIE BONDIL AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE MUSEUM AT WAR


NATHALIE BONDIL AND THE MUSEUM -
By Bernard Bujold - 
The executive director of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), Nathalie Bondil, rejected a proposed settlement, made Friday by the museum's board of directors, as she considered it "totally unacceptable" and considers the offer to be a dismissal. 
It has become a war between the chairman of the board and Nathalie. 
The solution:
 Option 1. The Chairman resigns and Nathalie remains in office; 
 Option 2. The Gallery pays the contract and immediately terminates the term with Nathalie;
 Option 3: Both must leave, the president and Nathalie, because once the debate is in the public place, it's like a humiliation for the museum and generally public organization prefer to start afresh with a new president and new director.
The president failed if he thought he could make Nathalie leave silently...
And the Desmarais are not improving the situation. André's wife supports Nathalie Bondil and Paul Jr. III's wife (Grandson) is the one supported by the board. A family squabble on top of that... 
The general public seems to take a strong stand behind Nathalie Bondil according to the many comments published on social media.

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THE CHILDREN


THE CHILDREN... 
By Bernard Bujold -
I have always loved children and the two most important people in my soul are my own two children, David-Bernard and Stephanie. 
The death (July 11, 2020) of Norah Carpentier, 11 years old, and her sister Romy Carpentier, 6 years old, probably killed by their father, came to touch me just as did the death of the two children of the St-Jérome cardiologist in 2009. Couples' relationships are always at the center of these tragedies. Why kill the children when the person you hate is your spouse? Probably because the father wants to make the mother suffer and killing her would be too quick as suffering. 
I personally went through the divorce in 1991 and I suffered a lot but I never wanted to hurt my children in any way. I accepted that both children would go live with their mother and I forgot about the failure of my marriage to continue. 
Basically, a child does not belong to anyone but to himself. 
Journalist Richard Martineau went through the same situation as I did and he explains well in his column how he survived. In his case, he consulted a specialist. 
In my case, I continued to love my two children from a distance and, in the case of my wife, I simply forgot that she had existed in my life... 
In June 1994, I photographed David-Bernard and Stephanie dancing in front of Lake Mont Tremblant. In 2020, this series of photos (DANCING ON THE LAKE) hasn't aged and it shows, in my opinion, all the beauty of children. 
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samedi 11 juillet 2020

TO MOVE OR DIE A LITTLE...


TO MOVE OR DIE A LITTLE... 
By Bernard Bujold -
The difficulty in a moving is the journey to the conclusion (as with death and agony). 
I finally finished cleaning out the locker and the move. Often I thought I was finished but other boxes magically appeared... 
Conclusion: it's finally a rebirth but, as in any rebirth, you have to die before being reborn, and that's the difficulty. But the light always exists at the end of the tunnel, and it appeared to me. 
Have a good summer 2020 to all of you! 
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NATHALIE BONDIL - THE REAL WOMAN


  
NATHALIE BONDIL - THE REAL WOMAN 
By Bernard Bujold - 
In my mind, Nathalie Bondil has always represented what a woman should be. 
I have known Nathalie since 2007 when she was appointed Director of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts replacing Guy Cogeval. 
I have always liked Nathalie's style and have had the opportunity to share many social evenings with her. I remember a gala dinner where I invited her to the table of the company I represented (Air France), which sponsored the Picasso exhibition presented at the Museum. I had noticed the very human side of Nathalie, who got up from the table during the evening to rescue an old man who had fallen on the dance floor. Nathalie Bondil is both very human and a great humanist. 
At another event, I had photographed her with her daughter. She had asked me for a copy of the photo and she told me she would return the favour one day, so much she appreciated the image... 
I have always loved the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and I have always kept in touch with Nathalie, even if since 2010, I am in another life. 
I am sad about the situation surrounding Nathalie's management style but I am not surprised because Nathalie Bondil is a kind of modern warrior who : "...has never played to lose...". The success of the Museum is proof that her style is the only way to win!
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jeudi 9 juillet 2020

GHISLAINE MAXWELL: A STORY ABOUT RICH AND FAMOUS PEOPLE...



GHISLAINE MAXWELL: A STORY ABOUT RICH AND FAMOUS PEOPLE... 
By Bernard Bujold - 
You could say from "father to daughter"... 
Ghislaine Maxwell's father, Robert Maxwell, was a character known for his contacts with rich and famous people from all over the world and for his financial frauds towards them. 
I had met him three times and I had announced his suicide to Pierre Péladeau who told me that he was convinced that he had been assassinated by the secret agents of Saudi Arabia... 
Quebecor was associated with Maxwell in several projects, including one in newsprint (Donohue). Some time before Maxwell's death, Quebecor's executives had discovered that he could not pay for his newsprint purchases and that he was bankrupt... 
The story of 1991 is repeated in 2020 with his daughter and her role in the Epstein affair. 
A "father-daughter" story! 
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HAPPY 4TH OF JULY 2020


HAPPY 4TH OF JULY 2020!
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mercredi 1 juillet 2020

CANADA DAY JULY 2020


CANADA DAY JULY 1, 2020 -
By Bernard Bujold -
The history of Canada is relatively young and while the current confederation dates back to 1867, the first origins of organized society began in Quebec. 
In fact, the first Canadian parliament was located in Montreal, but it was burned down and completely destroyed by a band of rebels opposing the elected government. The history of Canada has always been closely linked to the one of the United States. At the time (1849), the political atmosphere in Canada was very similar to the one of today in United States with great economic difficulties, a deep polarization of political ideas, and a great violence in the society. One would think that history is repeating itself in 2020 and that the more time passes, the less things change... 
Happy Canada Day to all! 
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MY BIRTHDAY - 28 JUNE 2020


MY BIRTHDAY - 28 JUNE 2020 -
By Bernard Bujold -
I love birthdays and especially presents... 
Ulysses gave me this year a surprise golden gift! I waited until the evening of my birthday to open it. The secret gift is a magnificent Trump 2020 GOLD card! This card will be a source of inspiration until November 3rd, and then it will represent a symbol of Donald Trump's victory! 
For me, Donald represents the only remaining link with civilization. But if I admire him, I don't envy him. Personally, I would have given up a long time ago because I hate quarrels, but Donald has a special energy, a warrior's character. We are at a time of polarization of ideas, differences in life values between the races of humanity and the global containment surrounding the Coronavirus has completely destroyed our civilization. For these reasons, being a warrior is ultimately the only way to survive, and perhaps save us from the end of the world! 
Since March 2020, humanity has been in "survival" mode and the "living" mode has disappeared. Living means taking "pleasure" in the accomplishment of daily life. Travel, eating out at restaurants, shows, shopping, work and everything else are no more fun to do. The goal of organized life has become that of survival. But you have to enjoy life in the NOW moment otherwise it's really the end! 
What do the next years hold in store for me? To be continued, but for the moment I'm enjoying my golden card. 
Thank you to all of you for your good wishes and to Ulysses for his wonderful gift! 
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