The end of the Private Club Mount Stephen

October 18, 2011

Montreal no longer has a large private clubs…
Indeed, after the closure of the Club St-Denis in 2009, now the prestigious Mount Stephen Club will close its doors on 23 December.
The end of an era!

Photo 1: Mount Stephen Club – Montreal
See story La Presse ;
See official site of the Mount Stephen Club 


The Adventures of Star Trek according to William Shatner

October 18, 2011

The first captain of the Stark Trek series, William Shatner, has produced a film documentary about the actors who played the role of captain.

A film that looks at the personal lives of these actors, their passions, their challenges and where they are today in their respective lives. An interesting film which shows the importance of this fiction series.
The film “The Captains”, hosted by Shatner who also conducts the interviews, will be distributed on several specialty TV channels and pay TV and it is also available for “download” on Amazon …

Photo 1: William Shatner and captains;
View site William Shatner ;
Photo 1: William Shatner and captains;
View site William Shatner ;

Occupy Wall Street – Montreal 2011

October 16, 2011

Thousands of demonstrators moved to the former Montreal Stock Exchange to join the movement “Occupy Wall Street” (Saturday, October 15, 2011).
Bernard Bujold ( wanted to watch the event by walking in the park. Everything went well until the rain began to fall and Bernard opened his umbrella without remembering that it was a promotional item that he had received as a gift from a major Canadian bank… Oops!

See conclusion of the story in the photo album.

Picture 1: Victoria Park ;
Picture 2: Manifestant and politician Amir Khadir ;
Picture 3: Garbage in the garage ;

The case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn is similar to the one of Guy Cloutier – When the woman is stronger than man …

October 13, 2011

The case of Dominique Strauss Kahn and Tristane Banon is closed and there will be no criminal charges brought against the French politician.
Recall that the rape charges in New York at Sofitel were also removed.
Strauss Kahn’s story bears an uncanny resemblance to that of Quebec impresario Guy Cloutier (a man of prestige and power) that the singer Nathalie Simard had accused of sexual abuse on a minor. Guy Cloutier immediately surrendered and pleaded guilty without presenting a defense. Many of his friends had criticized Cloutier for failing to defend himself or to have presented an explanation for his actions. (December 2004)
Strauss-Kahn defended himself tooth and nail and he is finally released from all criminal charges. Does Strauss Kahn is a man stronger and better than Guy Cloutier? The two men are probably similar except that Dominique had in his corner a woman strong and a true warrior. The real winner of this story is Anne Sinclair who fought against all of it. It can be concluded that this is the victory of a woman in a battle of women. It is not Strauss-Kahn who faced his accusers, but in both case, Anne Sinclair fought fiercely against events.
Spread the word: “The woman is stronger than man …”

Picture 1: Dominique Strauss Kahn et Tristane Banon ;
Picture 2: Guy Cloutier et Nathalie Simard ;
Picture 3: Anne Sinclair ;
See story 20 ;
See story Paris Match ;
See story The Wall Street Journal ;
See story The New York Times ;
See story Guy Cloutier – December 2004 ;

René Angélil and the management of Céline Dion

October 10, 2011

Rene Angelil stole the show at the Canadian TV show “Tout le Monde en Parle” last Sunday night, October 9, 2011.
The creator of Celine Dion has lost none of his deep look and his voice like Don Corleone…
Let’s face it: Rene Angelil is a kind of Steve Jobs that marked the world of artist management …

Picture 1 and 2: René Angélil ;

Picture 3: Céline Dion, René Angélil and their children ;
See video of the interview ;

Steve Jobs is dead (1955-2011)

October 5, 2011

Modern legend Steve Jobs died today, October 5, 2011!
His death also means the end of an era as he has changed the world.
His autobiography will be published next October 24.
Steve knew he was dying and he speaks about it in the last chapter of the book …

Pictures 1 and 2: Steve Jobs ;
See Apple website ;
See the final moment in Steve Jobs life (The New York Times) ;
See Walt Mossberg comment ;
See Steve Jobs autobiography (The Globe and Mail) ;
See story The New York Times (departure from Apple) ;
See story The Wall Street Journal (departure from Apple) ;
See Speech by Steve Jobs ;

See website Barnes & Noble (autobiography) ;
See Steve Jobs Memorial ;

Fabienne Thibeault visiting Montreal to promote her book

October 3, 2011

The singer and artist Fabienne Thibeault came to Quebec to promote her autobiography: La Fille du St-Laurent.
Bernard Bujold ( met Fabienne an autumn afternoon in Old Montreal (Oct. 4, 2011). She told him some of her dreams as well as her path in recent years since the time of Starmania.
Here are some pictures of the meeting and the comments of Fabienne Thibeault.

Photo 1 et 2: Fabienne Thibeault;
Photo 2: Book Cover;
See photo album and interview ;