mercredi 31 octobre 2012

mardi 30 octobre 2012

Geneviève Sabourin - Reporter

Geneviève Sabourin is currently in New York for her defense against charges by Alec Baldwin and she found herself in the storm SANDY. Photos taken in the streets of New York are well made considering she used a iPhone. She should perhaps consider a career in journalism as the next! 
Photo 1: Genevieve Sabourin in New York before SANDY ;
See site photos Geneviève Sabourin Twitter ;

lundi 29 octobre 2012


by Bernard Bujold ( - 
The new biography of Leonard Cohen written by journalist Sylvie Simmons, I'M YOUR MAN, is the most intimate works to have been published on the great artist from Montreal. We discover the path of Cohen from his beginnings until today, including his relationship with the mysterious Suzanne from Old Montreal and the famous song; his relationship with his family including his son Adam and his girlfriend Anjani Thomas; his financial problems with his manager and friend; and even his great interest in the world of internet... According to Leonard Cohen writing on a computer is particularly rewarding because you can see the results immediately on the screen. Cohen love the concept of the internet and the book tells how he was personally interested in the website The Leonard Cohen Files. 
I'M YOUR MAN biography is a must read for all fans of the artist. 
Photo 1: Cover of Leonard Cohen - I'M YOUR MAN;
Photo 2: Author Sylvie Simmons;
SEE website Amazon book
SEE website Sylvie Simmons
SEE The New York Times story 
SEE photos and reports Leonard Cohen - ;

jeudi 25 octobre 2012

Clark Kent becomes a blogger....

By Bernard Bujold ( - 
The character embodied journalist secretly Superman, Clark Kent, has resigned from the Daily Planet and he will join the community of independent bloggers... 
All details in the actual issue of Superman. 
Photo 1: Clark Kent;
Photo 2: Superman ;
See USA Today story ;

The Mayor of Laval - Gilles Vaillancourt

By Bernard Bujold ( - 
According to some rumors close to the political environment, it is the police authorities who would have suggested to the mayor of Laval to withdraw due to health reasons because they are up to the points to file serious accusations with supporting evidence against the mayor, which would lead to his arrest. They wanted to avoid arrest at the City Hall. Note that the Laval police is not participating in the inquiry. An amount of $ 100,000 was found in safety deposit boxes leased by the mayor of Laval in different banking institutions from the region. 
To be continued... 
Photo 1: Laval Mayor Gilles Vaillancourt;
Photo 2: Logo of the City of Laval;
See story La Presse ;

mercredi 24 octobre 2012

BILL GATES and the computers...

By Bernard Bujold ( - 
According to Bill Gates, in the next few years there will be only one operating system to Windows as for Mac. It will be a homecoming for when creating the first devices MAC, it was Microsoft who developed the systems for Apple... 
Also, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were very close friend. 
Photo 1: Bill Gates;
Photo 2: Steve Jobs and Bill Gates;
See interview Bill Gates ;

Mini iPad or NEXUS 7

by Bernard Bujold ( - 
Personally I love the iPad but if the Nexus 7 had a better camera (1.2 MP vs 5 MP iPad) and a cellular access G4, it would be my favorite device because the Google Apps on Google Play are more pleasant to use than those of Apple Store. I also love the lining of the Google machine. Finally, the size of the Nexus 7 (now comparable to the new iPad Mini) was an advantage over the iPad3 because you can easily carry it with you at all times. 
Photo 1: Bernard Bujold (;
Photo 2: Comparative table;
See story The Wall Street Journal ;

mardi 23 octobre 2012


By Bernard Bujold ( - 
It was a draw in the third US Presidential Debate as no one came out as a real winner of the debate. However according the a CNN survey, Barack Obama would have won by 48% to 40% for Mitt Romney. The Presidential Election is on next November 6, 2012. The two candidates are tied in voting intentions. 
To be continued...
Photo 3: Barack Obama;
Photo 4: Mitt Romney;

lundi 22 octobre 2012


By Bernard Bujold ( - 
The chef and restaurateur Normand Laprise from TOQUÉ! launched his new cookbook that showcases his Quebec cuisine which is widely recognized by his peers and clients. The book was an opportunity for Normand Laprise to come back on his philosophy, his career, his childhood, his training, his mentors, his inspirations, the people who have supported and helped make his restaurant the one of the best in the country. The book of nearly 500 pages in French will be available in bookshops from October 24 and in English at the end of November. 
Photo 1,2: Livre TOQUÉ! ;
Photo 3: Normand Laprise;
Photo 4: Bernard Bujold ( ;
Voir l'album photos ;

Autumn on the docks

By Bernard Bujold ( - 
It's autumn on the Quays of the Old Port of Montreal and only a few solitary cruise ships continue to visit the docks. 
Photo 1,2,3: Quays Old Port of Montreal;
See photo report ;

vendredi 19 octobre 2012

The author Denis Monette and Geneviève Sabourin

By Bernard Bujold ( - 
The history of Geneviève Sabourin looks from several levels like the latest novel by the Quebec successful author Denis Monette: LES DÉLAISSÉES. In this novel, there is the story of four women who are seduced by a man who could be called Prince Charming. The man in question has too many qualities for what the four women can offer in return, but despite this, the women close their eyes to the likelihood of failure and they fall passionately in love with the man. This love will lead to the moral and financial bankruptcy of the four women in question. 
It's the situation experienced in reality by Geneviève Sabourin. She believed in love and why not? But we must accept the reality that life is rarely a fairy tale and when the proposal seems too good to be true, it usually is the case in novels as in real life! 
Photo 1: Denis Monette and his new book;
Photo 2: Genevieve Sabourin;
See website Book Denis Monette
View Geneviève Sabourin LA PRESSE report ;

jeudi 18 octobre 2012

GENEVIEVE SABOURIN told her story on TV show Denis Lévesque

By Bernard Bujold ( -
The TV host Denis Lévesque has interviewed Geneviève Sabourin who told her side of the story for the first time since her involvement with the American actor Alec Baldwin. One could say that Genevieve was naive to believe in Prince Charming but she says she was sincerely believing. Several men and women are often the victims of such situation. Conclusion: the thunderbolt love does not really exist and if the love story is too good to be true, it is probably the case... Unfortunately Genevieve could not protect against this kind of story because she wanted to believe it and has put her heart in it. One wish her to be luckier next time! 
Photo 1: Genevieve Sabourin;
Photo 2: Alec Baldwin;
Photo 3: Denis Lévesqe;
See full report on ;

The joy of driving a car...

The pleasure of driving a car with manual transmission ... 
Vrrmmm Vrrmmmm....
Photo 1: Handle-speed stick;
See story The Globe and Mail ;

EMMANUELLE - Sylvia Kristel (1952-2012)

Sylvia Kristel played only one major film role but it has become the icon of cinema notoriety comparable to Marilyn Monroe. She who incarnated Emmanuelle died last night... 
She was 60. 
Photo 1.2, Sylvia Kristel - Emmanuelle;
See story Le Monde ;

mercredi 17 octobre 2012


By Bernard Bujold( -
Barack Obama has defended himself very well in the debate number 2 and he gave answers more factual than his opponent Mitt Romney but the American public seems to have slightly better appreciated Romney. One thing is certain, Obama has not been knocked unlike the first debate. One could say that the count is 1-1... 
The next and last meeting will be held on October 22. 
To be continued... 
Photo 1,2,3 et 4: Mitt Romney et Barack Obama ;
See story The Wall Street Journal ;


By Bernard Bujold ( - 
The reputation and achievements of a character do not prevent hidden defects… 
The publisher Marc-Aime Guerin (83 years) is considered as a great achiever in Quebec educational publishing with GUÉRIN PUBLICATIONS. Previously, during the years 1959-60, Guérin (then aged 33) was a character symbolizing the quiet revolution for all Quebecers while his dismissal as a teacher had made headlines in all media and his action was then on the same scale as the Red Square (Carré rouge) of 2012… 
But now we learn that the great Quebecois will appear in court on October 24 for multiple sex offenses with a minor! You should have heard the victim describe the situation on the TV show hosted by Denis Lévesque… A story so incredible that it looks more like a comedy of manners… I crossed the character in 2009 when a reader of had contacted me to complain about the behavior of Marc-Aime Guerin. But I had passed on the subject to La Presse journalist because I found the story too incredible to touch it and I did not want to respond. It seems that I was mistaken because I had on hand a shocking story and a scoop…
Photo 1 et 2: Marc-Aimé Guérin ;
Voir reportage (2009)
Voir reportage La Presse (2012)
Voir texte Université de Montréal (1959)
Voir récit historique (1959) ;

mardi 16 octobre 2012

BARACK OBAMA - MITT ROMNEY - Presidential Debate Number 2...

By Bernard Bujold ( - 
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will meet Tuesday, October 16th 2012 at 9:00 p.m. in the Presidential Debate Number 2. Recall that Mitt Romney won the first battle which surprised all political observers. The presidential debate is broadcast on all television networks. Stay tuned! 
Photo 1 and 2: Mitt Romney and Barack Obama;

lundi 15 octobre 2012

Gilbert Finn and the Canadian University debate...

By Bernard Bujold ( - 
The debate about University tuition is not new and already in 1982 the University of Moncton was at the forefront ... 
I put my hand on the autobiography of the Acadian Gilbert Finn that I knew during the years 1980-1984 when he was rector of the Université de Moncton and I was living in Moncton (my son still lives there). The book written by Gilbert Finn was published in 2000 and it is now inaccessible except in library or used copy. This character was a real true Acadian leader and he was involved in several major projects including the newspaper Evangeline besides being Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick. 
Gilbert Finn is now 92 years old and lives in Dieppe with his family (he had 9 children...) 
Photo 1: Bernard Bujold and Gilbert's book Finn;
Photo 2: Gilbert Finn (1982);
See YouTube video Gilbert Finn (2012) ;

jeudi 11 octobre 2012

The honor to be police officer...

By Bernard Bujold ( -
There was a time when people were proud of their Montreal police and it was an honor to be photographed with the Chef. 
This was my case in the late 1990's when I was befriending the chief Jacques Duchesneau... 
One of his closest collaborators was even my "brother-in-law" while going out with my sister. 
The police at the time was a proud brotherhood and you could feel the collegial relationship between them. You could especially see the respect between police and citizens. 
This is no longer true in 2012 and there is a kind of "hatred" and "contempt" from the citizens towards the police in Montreal. This situation is very sad and even if you can criticize the former chief Jacques Duchesneau who is sometimes arrogant, we must admit that the officers under his direction were respected and loved by the public. 
Jacques would never have tolerated a Matricule 728... 
Hopefully this time will come back! 
For the record, I almost became a police officer after my friendships with Duchesneau. In fact, my "brother-in-law" and I had seriously considered to start a private detective agency... We made several actions for the license but when it came time to pay the deposit of $ 10,000 we abandoned the idea considering other high investments that would have been required to make in terms of equipment for our work as spies . IPhones did not exist at the time... 
There was also the fact that the "brother-in-law" and my sister separated... 
Photo 1: Bernard Bujold and Jacques Duchesneau;
Photo 2: Bernard Bujold, Jacques Duchesneau and 'brother';
See photo album (Heidi Hollinger) ;

Montreal is on fire...

 By Bernard Bujold ( - 
The city of Montreal is on fire... The mayor is in disgrace; the city police have no public confidence following the actions of some agents such as Matricule 728 which has demonstrated repeatedly unacceptable violence and spoken shameful words; and the mafia is routed... 
 Faced with such a situation, it is better to leave the city for the winter and do like the old florist on St-Jacques Street in Montreal who left for the south and will return in the spring... 
Stay tuned! 
Photo 1: City of Montreal; Photo 2: Mayor of Montreal;
Photo 3: Matricule 728;
Photo 3: The Godfather of the Montreal Mafia Nick Rizzuto and his wife;
See photo album ;