SUNDAY NIGHT OF NOVEMBER 2018-
By Bernard Bujold- Every year, the romance of Sherbrooke Street increases with the first snows of the season. To take advantage of the occasion, nothing better than a health walk on a Sunday evening…
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SNOW OF NOVEMBER 2018
By Bernard Bujold
Even though the autumn season is still with us for another month, the snow has already arrived… Good weekend and welcome to “Mister Snowman”… (November 16, 2018)
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FRENCH BOOK FAIR OF MONTREAL 2018 –
By Bernard Bujold –
The 41st Montreal Book Fair is being held at Place Bonaventure from November 14 to 19, 2018. More than 2,000 authors are present at Salon 2018. There are fewer international stars than last year as big names such as Kathy Reichs are absent and, for this reason, we can say that the 2018 show has a more Quebec flavour.
VITO RIZZUTO – A NEW BIOGRAPHY
By Bernard Bujold –
I just finished reading the new biography of Vito Rizzuto: VITO RIZZUTO – LA CHUTE DU DERNIER PARRAIN written by Daniel Renaud of La Presse.
The book lifts a veil on the last years of Rizzuto’s reign and how the empire collapsed. The interest of this book is the collaboration of a police officer as co-author, policeman who has long been the one who inquired on the actions of the Montreal godfather. The book teaches various police surveillance techniques… and even more!
If there is one conclusion: “Never trust the pretty stranger, a blue-eyed blonde girl who sits in the next-class first-class seat on a long-haul flight. This pretty girl might be an undercover policewoman whose mission is to know your secrets!
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FINANCIAL WEALTH EXISTS IN MONTREAL IN 2018…
By Bernard Bujold
I almost forgot that financial wealth exists in Montreal!
Indeed, there was a time in the years 1990-2000 when money seemed to be everywhere. Personally: I was traveling in a helicopter; wore neckties at $200; participated in a multitude of mundane parties, all more expensive than the other, and business projects seemed to have no limit but the imagination! Since 2010, personally like many others, I took a turn say more voluntary simplicity…
But the world has continued to turn and even though several companies must tighten their belts or disappear (Bombardier, La Presse, Laurentian Bank, etc.) money continues to be excessively present in society.
I had the proof during the weekend while I had fun shopping for a coat for the next winter season.
I wanted to go back to my old dress style and buy a long dark blue wool coat (Donald Trump style).
I started my search at The Bay and found one for about $750. I continued my walk at Simons and a comparable coat in style was offered at $ 350. I thought my shopping was going to be profitable… So I decided to keep walking and to go at Ogilvy which is under renovation and announcing sales… This is where I got back in time! I found the perfect coat (there were several …) but when I asked for the price, I was shocked. The dark blue wool long coat sold for $5,350! I told the salesman that this coat was more suitable for a Donald Trump to which he answered at once: “But it suits you too…” probably thinking me a rich retiree…
I thanked the seller and continued my walk to finally find the bargain, a beautiful long dark blue coat a few streets away, at H &M… But the conclusion is that financial wealth still exists in Montreal in November 2018, if we must believe the offer of the coat merchants!
THE CHRISTMAS TREE 2018…
Even if we are only at the beginning of November 2018, Santa’s Elves came to visit in Old Montreal and they brought with them the Christmas tree…
Long live the valiant goblins!
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