Conrad Black was a great newspapers owner

October 30, 2010

The case of Conrad Black make people talking and Bernard Bujold ( received some comments criticizing his support to Conrad Black.
Here is his response with respect to these criticisms.
“I’m not suggesting to give the website Rue Frontenac to Conrad Black for him to manage. This would makes no sense.
I say however that the work of Conrad Black is admirable in terms of media and he was an great media owner that was very creative. As I known him in my past career, I could say that man is admirable.
I used my comment about Rue Frontenac (see text below) to greet this great media man. Now, if he has committed crimes, then he should be punished.
But I think his crimes, if crimes there is, are less serious than those of people as Guy Cloutier who sexually abused Nathalie Simard or as Guy Lafleur, who had lied to the judge to help her son who used violence on his girlfriend..
Now if one is accepting that Guy Lafleur was a great hockey player or that the enterprise of Guy Cloutier, now run by his daughter, Veronica, is a great business in the artistic world; why not admit that Conrad Black was a great magnate of the press?
In terms of website Rue Frontenac, I think it’s a newspaper owner from Quebec who should buy Le Journal de Montreal and restructure it with a new business plan.
If Quebecor made a mistake, it’s in the way he negociated with his employees. The management of the Journal de Montréal should have done as the one of La Presse (Gesca) and propose new working conditions or be ready to close shop.
Employees at La Presse have adapted as they did not want the newspaper to close and they accepted new rules but the cards were on the table.
Rue Frontenac site was created by the union, but the site is become one of the best information sites in Montreal. I do not think to close it would be a profitable move for anyone, neither the public nor to the Quebec media community as a whole. ”
Photo: Conrad Black
The National Post story link

A media needs a leader…

October 29, 2010

The website Rue Frontenac needs a leader!
Any media, or any of the institutions or companies in our society, exists only insofar as its leader exists and is passionate towards his project.
Le Journal de Montreal was the work of Pierre Peladeau father’s and Videotron will be the work of his son Pierre-Karl like The National Post was the work of Conrad Black. Note that Black want to return to the media and his return is highly desirable and hopeful!
The information site Frontenac Street is a beautiful creation but it lacks a true leader and finance person that would make the website permanent with a vocation for profits. Someone who will make this project “his work” and his passion!
The secret of success for the people at Rue Frontenac is to understand that Le Journal de Montreal of yesterday is dead and no longer exists! Their future lies with the site Rue Frontenac!
Photo 1 : Journalists at Rue Frontenac;
Photo 2: Bernard Bujold and the first paper edition of Rue frontenac;
Photo 3: Conrad Black
Link site Rue Frontenac

The Cat of Halloween 2010 –

October 28, 2010

The Cat of Halloween – began to prowl ..
Halloween is a festival that takes place on the night of October 31 to November 1. The tradition is that children (and some adults …) dress up in costumes that are scary or ridiculous (ghosts, witches, monsters, vampires, for example) and go ring the door asking for candy, fruit or money with the formula: Trick or treat! (“Trick or a farce!”) Or simply “Happy Halloween! . Other activities include masked balls, watching horror movies or visiting haunted houses … Miaouuuuuuu!
Pictures 1 to 4: The Halloween Cat 2010 –
Link photo album

Celine Dion gave birth to twins.

October 25, 2010

Celine Dion gave birth to twins on Saturday morning (October 23), two boys in a medical clinic in West Palm Beach, Florida.
All the world media announced the news but it is a local magazine in Montreal (7 Jours of Quebecor) who had the best sense of timing with a photo essay on newsstands at the time of the birth announcement and realized a few days before birth. A one-hour TV show will also air Thursday, October 28 on TVA – Quebecor.
The owner of the magazine in competition with 7 Jours ( editor Claude J. Charron and his La Semaine) must be very unhappy in this situation!
Link story Paris Match ;
Link La Presse Montréal ;
Link Canoe René Angélil ;
Link Canoë Julie Snyder ;
Link Website 7 Jours

A Quebec Media Empire according to Pierre-Karl Péladeau…

October 22, 2010

The report published in the magazine L’ACTUALITE and signed by Jonathan Trudel is excellent and represents very well the situation of Pierre-Karl Peladeau (PKP) and his media empire QUEBECOR. One may not agree with the way in which Quebecor is managed but the reality is the one presented in the magazine.
One downside is the commentary text signed by Paule Beaugrand-Champagne.
She is right in her comment but she was at the Journal de Montreal after the death of Pierre Peladeau, from 1998 to 2001. This was a period of mourning and above all a period of strategic business repositioning following the death of the founder. It was also the period where Pierre-Karl Peladeau has firmly established its position as new boss at Quebecor as heir.
It would have been more interesting to read the comments of Jacques Girard, who was editor and vice president of Quebecor (1988-1996) during the reign of founder, Pierre Peladeau father. For those who want to read more on Pierre-Karl Peladeau, the article written by Josée Blanchette in Le Devoir adds a personal touch intimate and humorous…
Picture 1: Pierre-Karl Péladeau;
Picture 2: Pierre-Karl Péladeau and the journalist Josée Blanchette
Link report of L’Actualité ;
Link story by Le Devoir

The trio of Destiny…

October 20, 2010

There are three links between the stories of Canadian Army Colonel and sex maniac-murderer Russell Williams; the 33 Chile miners and Saint Brother Andre.
Those links are:
1. Good and Evil do exist;
2. Destiny (call it miracle or luck) also do exist;
3. Prayers or crying cannot change one destiny…
The question is: What does it take to change it ?

See story The Globe and Mail ;
See story The National Post

Colonel David Russell Williams – A Sex Maniac

October 19, 2010

A series of sex crimes and murders incredible but true!
And the worst part is that the police found the culprit by pure chance.
The Colonel David Williams from the Canadian Army Corps was arrested at a roadblock and because of its status as the Colonel, he was simply greeted and invited to go except that an investigator noticed his tire tracks in the snow which were similar to the one of the murderer’s car that they were looking for.
Colonel Williams raped and killed his victims (two) and then he photographed himself naked with the underwear of the women he had dominated ….
The story is worthy of the the cruelest episodes of Criminal Minds …
David Russell Williams pleaded guilty to 84 criminal accusations.
Picture 1 and 2: Canadian Colonel David Russell Williams;
Picture 3: Colonel Davis Russell Williams and his wife in Ottawa (Orleans)

Saint Brother André – Montreal, P.Q.

October 17, 2010

Brother André is part of Montreal life.
Whether simple or Holy Brother that does not really change his situation.
A simple man who believed above all the values of effort and work.
Bernard Bujold ( did not go to Rome for the canonization, but he went to greet brother André in his park on Rene-Levesque Boulevard in Montreal.

The history of Chilean President Sebastián Piñera

October 15, 2010

Sebastián Piñera’s biography is very interesting and it explains many things about the behavior of Chilean president.
His past experiences have enabled him to take a gamble on rescue of miners because he is a risk taker who had not only survived challenges before, but he often won very big. If he was considered a billionaire businessman, he is now also a billionaire of politics. He is currently perceived in the eyes of the world both as a Barack Obama and a Richard Branson …
Photo 1: President Sebastián Piñera;
Photo 2: Sebastián Piñera and his wife;
Photo 3: Sebastián Piñera and 33 minors.
Link The New York Times Sebastian Pinera and his 33 men ;
Link The Globe and Mail – Pinera management style ;
Link he Globe and Mail – Communication of the rescue ;
Link biography Sebastian Pinera in French ;
Link biography Sebastian Pinera in English

33 Miners in Chile: Courage, inspiration and luck!

October 13, 2010

The President of Chile (Sebastian Pinera) played his career on the fate of the miners and he won his bet and even more …
While everyone wanted to close the well, he ordered the digging and he promised to save the miners. He was lucky because they were actually still alive.
From then on the media have seized upon the cause of the 33 miners in Chile and a global event has been created. The event is followed around the world as if walking on the moon or that one had discovered a treasure. One billion persons have watched on television the exit of the first miner.
There are more serious accidents in the world be it wars and the death of soldiers or other tragedy, and they affect more than 33 victims. But the Chilean miners have become a symbol of courage and survive despite the obstacles. They have become a source of inspiration!
This is called “a historic world event” !
Picture 1: President of Chile;
Picture 2: A miner and his wife;