July 20, 2012

The Batman movie was to represent the excellence of cinematic talent of American and it was already considered a masterpiece by critics before even its theatrical release. But now the movie is tainted by horrible human tragedy while 12 people died and 58 others injured after a shooting by a gunman in a projection room in Colorado during a pre-launch. Several ceremonies to officially launch with special costumes were scheduled for tonight (Friday, July 20, 2012) but have all been canceled, including in Paris with the cast, and the U.S. president officially declared his deep sadness. 
Truth is stranger than fiction and the event was impossible to prevent by law enforcement officials or by the film officials. Rumors of terrorism have been refuted. 
Photo 1, 2, 3: Scenes of the movie Batman;
Photo 4: Bernard Bujold ( with mask for a launch party;
See The Wall Street Journal story 
See The New York Times story ; 
See story La Presse 
See review of the movie ;

The future of university education and free tuition..

July 18, 2012

The battle between Jean Charest and students will have been useless … 
University education will be soon universal and above all FREE. Is this the end of conventional universities? According to several observers, university education is going to experience the same revolution that music, movies, newspapers and trade in general. Internet access is the author of this revolution and the first steps are the system COURSERA. 
Photo 1, 2, 3: Harvard Campus;
Photo 4: Bernard Bujold ( at Harvard – 1982) ;
See The New York Times story ; 
See Forbes magazine story ; 
See The Wall Street Journal story ;

Gilbert Rozon, the founding president of Just For Laughs is sued by a former employee

July 18, 2012

The founding president of Just For Laughs GILBERT ROZON is being sued by a former employee who claims the amount of $374,346 for psychological harassment … 
The ex-employee name is Josée Daignault, a lawyer from HEC 1998. She was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in March 2012.  
Photo 1: Gilbert Rozon;
Photo 2: JoséeDaignault;
Photo 3: Mascot Just For Laughs;
See story La Presse ;

Quebec Election 2012…

July 17, 2012

The rumor continues to circulate that Jean Charest would leave politics to accept employment in the private sector… 
This situation is unlikely, but the Prime Minister’s statement to the effect that Quebec departures are a normal situation in politics and that it made way for younger is not to extinguish the rumor of his resignation. 
The polls are unanimous, however: the outcome of an election in September would produce a minority government and it could be both Liberal or PQ with an average vote of 33% each, the vote being divided by the other competing parties. The date of August 1 will reveal more about the scenario of the fall … 
Photo 1 and 2: Jean Charest;
See story The Montreal Gazette ;

Joselito Michaud and Nadia Seraiocco – The tragedy of September 11, 2001 according to a Quebec woman …

July 17, 2012

Nice interview between Joselito Michaud and Nadia Seraiocco Sunday (July 15, 2012) on Radio-Canada on September 11, 2001. 
Fate is unpredictable but it remains the fate … The important thing is to go on! 
Nadia should write a book about his experience, the story of a Quebec woman in New York during the World Trade Center tragedy! It would certainly be a bestseller … 
Note that Joselito Michaud and his show on Radio-Canada: “On prend toujours un train pour la vie” have changed their target and the host is now meeting people less well known but who have experienced a life-changing events. Interesting concept! A sort of Denis Lévesque but deluxe version … 
Photo 1 and 2: Joselito Michaud and Nadia Seraiocco;
See video from TOU-TV;

ZURUBA – Tam Tam Ste-Catherine Street on a Saturday afternoon …

July 16, 2012

GROUP Zuruba … 
A group of young people play drums in the heat Saturday, 14 July 2012 on Ste-Catherine in Montreal. Rather than exhausting, the music seems to give them energy to beat the scorching heat of the sun … One could summarize ZURUBA by saying that this group and its music represents life in the purest form of the human species. 
The group Zuruba offers several ways to participate in their activities. 
Photo 1, 2 and 3: Group Zuruba;
See photo report ;

Long Life to Summer Holidays 2012…

July 15, 2012

The art of summer vacation … 
Summer vacations are an annual tradition and they can take different ways. 
The important thing is to have fun and especially enjoy the company. 
Long Life to Summer Holidays 2012! 
Photo 1: Bernard Bujold and her daughter Stephanie and Sandy (husband);
Photo 2: Stephanie and Sandy;
Photo 3: Montreal Airport;
Photo 4: Bernard Bujold;
See photo report ;

Pursuit and shooting in the Old Montreal … (Quay Alexendra – Museum Pointe-à-Callière)

July 14, 2012

Who said that a boat ride was quiet and romantic … 
This is not always the case in the Old Port of Montreal while a pursuit and a shootout erupted in the night from Friday to Saturday between the Montreal police and the passenger of a cruise ship that entered the Quai Alexendra. The passenger fled in his truck and he dragged a police officer for several meters before the officer manages to shot the driver that he seriously injured. 
The Commune Street opposite the Musée Pointe-à-Callière will be closed for much of the day Saturday (July 14, 2012). 
Long live the cruise passengers but beware of the noisy passengers! 
Photo 1, 2 and 3: Scene of the shooting in Old Montreal;
See photo report ;

The movie Omertà and René Angélil

July 13, 2012

By Bernard Bujold ( – 
The film Omertà with the famous Rene Angelil is now in movie theater. I was not able to attend the movie premiere in mid-June and so I went to the public opening of July. It’s an interesting film whose story sticks fairly well to Montreal. I even recognized the restaurant owner of the film which could well be a former Montreal great restaurant owner where I went a few times. The character in the film and the restaurant owner of real life are very similar as well as their institutions. Rene Angelil, for its part is excellent in his role as well as other actors, including Stéphane Rousseau who is surprising. 
The text of The Gazette sums up the film and its filming very well.
Photo 1: Poster Film Omerta;
Photo 2: Scene of the movie with Rene Angelil;
See story The Montreal Gazette ;

The name of Warwick or the mistake of one life…

July 12, 2012

By Bernard Bujold ( – 
Until recently the name Warwick was synonymous with great guitars from Germany. Since Tuesday July 10, 2012, the name is now calling to mind the horrible tragedy of the murder of two children (11 and 13 years old) and the suicide of their father (48 years old) who set himself on fire in his garage. One might call the event an error in life and the refusal to forget this mistake and move on. 
The statistics are incredible regarding the killing of children by one parent after a divorce, men and women, right here in Quebec. (See article in the Journal de Montreal) What is the solution? There is no universal solution. There is one for each individual case. I personally went through a painful divorce. It was in 1991 and and I too suffered deeply the separation from my children. It was the worst pain of my life until today. However, my philosophy is live and let live, and I consider that the only life that is ours is ours no more. Faced with my divorce, I just wished good luck to my two children and tried to forget the mistake of a life that I had done which was to get married with the wrong spouse. 
My advice to parents in distress: “It is necessary to choose its wars! Do not live by proxy and especially do not try to live the life of your children. Life is too short and worse, to live the life of an other person is an impossible challenge that will lead to the loss of your own life! 
Enjoy the summer of 2012! 
Photo 1: Guitar Warwick;
Photo 2: Jocelyn Marcoux and her two children;
See story tragedy Warwick ;
See site Facebook Jocelyn Marcoux family pictures ; 
View statistics Journal de Montreal ;