jeudi 12 septembre 2019

ELECTIONS CANADA 2019 - JUSTIN TRUDEAU AGAINST JODY WILSON


ELECTIONS CANADA 2019 - JUSTIN TRUDEAU AGAINST JODY WILSON 
By Bernard Bujold -
Politics is a sport whose outcome is unpredictable and one can think of horse racing or, closer to us in time, the US Open tennis tournament. 
Justin Trudeau plays in the manner of Rafael Nadal, often from behind in the game but he clings and finally wins despite obstacles and mistakes. 
Jody Wilson could have been a kind of Bianca Andreescu if she had accepted the offer of Elisabeth May who offered her the leadership of the Green Party. Imagine the campaign with Jody at the head of a pro environment party in 2019. She could have participated in the debates and especially, face Justin Trudeau directly on the field as a party leader in the final. 
Unfortunately, this is not the scenario and Justin may win the political championship as Nadal did in tennis at the US Open...
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mercredi 11 septembre 2019

ELECTIONS CANADA 2019 - THE START




2019 ELECTIONS CANADA 
By Bernard Bujold -
The championship to occupy for 4 years the Parliament of Canada officially begins today September 11, 2019 and will end on next October 21. 
Who will become the next Canadian Prime Minister? 
The bets are launched and the race is started! 
Good election campaign 2019!
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SEPTEMBER 11, 2001


SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 
By Bernard Bujold -
It was 18 years ago. A day that changed the History of the modern World and when the terrorism became a sad reality and danger for the civilization.
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mardi 10 septembre 2019

THE GREY NUNS OF OLD MONTREAL - 2019


THE GREY NUNS OF OLD MONTREAL -2019 
By Bernard Bujold- 
A group of the Grey Nuns of Montreal has long lived in Old Montreal in the former hospital of the congregation. They lived their daily lives and religious life there with the celebration of masses and prayers. 
Several times a week, I walk past the building and I have always been attracted by the mysterious nature of the place. I visited the Sisters three or four times when they were doing "Annual Open Houses" and I loved talking with them. Unfortunately, the ten sisters or so from Old Montreal all left and abandoned the residence in 2017 to join their colleagues who had gathered elsewhere in 2013 in a Rosemont residence. It should be noted that of the more than 1,000 members of the congregation at the beginning of the century, only a total of about 100 remain in the world today and it is expected that within 20 years the congregation will be eliminated. 
The Grey Nuns of Montreal want to create a museum of the former Old Montreal Hospital, a project under development and seeking funding. 
Last Sunday, there was a day of awareness for the religious buildings of Greater Montreal and I couldn't resist another visit to the former residence of "my friends the Grey Nuns". 
The soul and mystery of the Sisters are no longer really there, but the building still offers a sense of peace and the future Museum will most certainly be a magnificent reminder of the memory of the "good" Grey Nuns of Montreal. 
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lundi 9 septembre 2019

THE TENNIS CHAMPIONS - US OPEN 2019




THE CHAMPIONS US OPEN 2019 -
By Bernard Bujold -
It can be concluded that the 2019 US Open tennis tournament was the fight between generations, veterans against beginners. We could also say that we have witnessed the beginning of the change of era in modern tennis! 
First came Saturday evening (September 7) with the surprising victory of Canadian Bianca Andreescu (19 years old) against legend Serena Williams (37 years old). It should be noted that the champion Williams started her professional tennis career in 1995 while Bianca was only born on June 6, 2000... 
On Sunday evening (September 8), tennis fans were able to experience history once again as champion Rafael Nadal (33 years old) struggled to win the tournament final against young athlete Danill Medvedev (23 years old). The legend Nadal became a professional player at the age of 15 in 2002. 
In all sports, young athletes are replacing the reigning champions and this is a normal reality. However fans often have mixed feelings between their aging stars and young recruits, as was the case this weekend at the US Open in New York City when the crowd was fully behind Williams and Nadal and booed their opponents.
When asked about the future of tennis, Rafael Nadal himself warned fans that the days of Federer, Djokovic, Nadal were coming to an end and that we must look to new champions. 
For his part, Eugène Lapierre of Tennis Canada (Montreal) is thrilled with the victory of Canadian Andreescu but he admits that we must also wait to see if the young athlete will be able to dominate the pressure that comes with the role of world champion in tennis. We can't avoid making the comparison with Quebec's Eugénie Bouchard, who was the star of the hour in 2014 but who was never able to stay at the top of her sport after that. 
For my part, even as a Nadal fan since his debut, a 5-hour tennis match is a little too stressful.... Rafa and the Russian played for 4 hours and 51 minutes for a total of 5 sets at 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6 and finally 6-4. My passion for tennis began with the André Agassi, Pete Sampras, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Monica Seles and others from the time before Rafa and Serena. 
However, for the future, I may prefer less stress and I'm thinking of starting fishing by the lake...
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samedi 7 septembre 2019

GOODBYE SUMMER 2019


GOODBYE SUMMER 2019 -
By Bernard Bujold -
The 2019 summer season will soon leave us to make way for the fall... 
The summer of 2019 was pleasant but as always much too short! 
That's the way life is! 
See you next time.... 
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