FLOWERS AT THE COTTAGE – SUMMER 2019

July 18, 2019



FLOWERS AT THE COTTAGE – SUMMER 2019 
By Bernard Bujold –
The summer season is magnificent and with the nice month of July, wildflowers are here! 
Have a good summer! 
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THE PARK IN THE CITY

July 16, 2019


THE PARK IN THE CITY… 
By Bernard Bujold – 
 It was in 1992 and Paul Desmarais Sr. had just inaugurated a small park next to the building of his newspaper La Presse at the corner of Notre-Dame and St-Laurent. Pierre Péladeau was jealous of this park and asked me to ask the director of La Presse, who was a personal friend from my time as a journalist (Claude Masson 1941-1999), about the costs of such a project. 
In 2019, all these people must turn in their graves because the pretty and romantic little park has changed its vocation. Once a European-style luxury symbol inspired by Power Corp.’s decoration at the World Trade Centre, today the park has become a simple resting place for the homeless in the neighbourhood and a few tourists lost in Old Montreal…. 
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SUNDAY MORNING ON THE 14TH OF JULY 2019

July 14, 2019


SUNDAY MORNING ON THE 14TH OF JULY 2019 
By Bernard Bujold 
The pleasure is with those who get up early! During our weekly weekend walk through the city and on the official holiday of 14th of July, Ulysses and I had the pleasure of meeting Marilyn, or someone who looked like her… 
Have a good summer 2019 and Happy Birthday on July 14th, 2019 to all French people! 
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JUST TO LAUGHS AT THE DOLLARAMA

July 11, 2019


JUST TO LAUGHS AT THE DOLLARAMA…
By Bernard Bujold – 
Just for laughs no longer has Gilbert Rozon in his entourage but we can wonder what he thinks of the presence of his mascot VICTOR (a creation by the artist Vittorio) that can now be purchased in DOLLARAMA stores… There is a small version for $2 and a bigger one for $4! 
Have a nice Just for Laughs festival from July 10 to 28. 
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LAND IN SIGHT – Sea of Life…

July 10, 2019






LAND IN SIGHT Sea of Life… 
By Bernard Bujold –
“There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries…” 
-William Shakespeare (Julius Caesar) 
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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL – 130 YEARS

July 9, 2019






THE WALL STREET JOURNAL – 130 YEARS  – 
By Bernard Bujold –
The Wall Street Journal was created on July 8, 1889, 130 years ago. 
Since around the end of the 1970, I am a regular reader of the Wall Street Journal. During all those past years I have always been attracted to the WSJ and in a way, reading it makes me feel good and connected to the world. 
Happy Anniversary WSJ! 
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THE SOLUTION FOR DESJARDINS CAISSES POPULAIRES IN 2019

July 9, 2019


THE SOLUTION FOR DESJARDINS CAISSES POPULAIRES IN 2019 
By Bernard Bujold – 
The solution to identity theft at the Caisses populaires Desjardins must be innovative and not corrective… 
The event reminds me of the time in the 65’s when bank robberies were very popular! The Canadian National Bank then decided to innovate with a safe suspended directly in the street! Digital identity theft in 2019 is comparable to bank robbery in the past. The advice of experts in this field is unanimous: the system must be modified at the grassroots level. 
Otherwise, one other possible solution is to go light a lantern at the Basilica Notre Dame… 
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