The Charbonneau Commission

February 19, 2013

You’d think it’s a music or hockey star! Judge France Charbonneau is displayed everywhere on giant billboards placed for Radio-Canada on the edges of highways to attract the attention of motorists from Montreal… 
The problem is that the Commission is serious and we should be away from the “star system”. But also another problem, all other media also broadcast the audience live… 
Photos 1 and 2: Poster advertising the Commission Charbonneau;
See Commission website ;


GAETAN FRIGON – The art of selling…

February 18, 2013

by Bernard Bujold ( – 
Gaétan Frigon has just published his autobiography. We can say about the star of the french TV show DANS L’OEIL DU DRAGON that he had previously been the best president of the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) and never, neither before or since, this company had a manager who was as knowledgeable and skillful as seller. 
This is actually what is holding the autobiography of Gaétan Frigon: he is a natural salesman and his success clearly demonstrate it! 
You cannot compare Frigon to a kind of entrepreneur like Pierre Peladeau or Paul Desmarais because he did not have the same kind of personality or character. Peladeau and Desmarais are killers at heart while Frigon is a salesman at heart. An entrepreneur wants to dominate his opponents and he takes pleasure in winning as does an athlete in competition. A seller wants to attract the public and convince it to buy the product he is offering. 
It is interesting to read the path of Gaétan Frigon since his time at Eaton through the SAQ and Loto Québec until his recent broadcast on TV as investors-dragon. You can see a summary of the book on his personal website.
Photo 1: Cover of the book;
Photo 2: Photo Gaétan Frigon ;
See website Gaétan Frigon ;


February 15, 2013

The spring of 2013 is fast approaching … 
Photo 1: Old Montreal by Bernard Bujold;
See Flickr ;

The real music according to ROBERT DELONG

February 15, 2013

by Bernard Bujold ( –
I’m usually a fan of Cecilia Bartoli or Gregorian chants but now, I’m also a fan of the music of Robert Delong! 
This young singer-musician is basically what I think is the real music and poetry. I discovered him on David Letterman when he presented a song from her new album: JUST MOVEMENT. 
An artist to discover… 
Photo 1: Robert Delong at David Letterman;
Photo 2: Robert Delong;
Photo 3: Cover new album;
See David Letterman passage ; 
See website David Delong 
See biography and album David Delong ;

Geneviève Sabourin et Alec Baldwin

February 13, 2013

Geneviève Sabourin will return to court on next April 8 (2013) against Alec Baldwin, but she hopes to settle the case out of court by then… 
To be continued… 
Photo 1: Genevieve Sabourin;
Photo 2: Alec Baldwin and his wife;
See site Facebook ; 
See report from New York ;

Pope Benedict XVI leaves the Vatican…

February 11, 2013

by Bernard Bujold ( – 
The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI is a complete surprise and it was influenced by three possibilities: 
1. A calculated strategy of public relations; 
2. A plot of internal politics that forced the resignation; 
3. The Pope is really tired and destroyed following recent betrayal by his inner circle. 
According to me, this is option 1, a public relations game to attract attention but also demonstrate openness of the Catholic Church facing modern society. The resignation would be in the momentum of the registration of the Pope on Twitter. 
It takes some courage to disturb traditions and in a sense Pope Benedict XVI has always been an intellectual and therefore open to questioning traditions. 
The question now is who will replace him? If the theory of public relations is good, it is reasonable to infer that the next pope will be colorful. Many talk about Cardinal Ouellet who is a student and protected Benedict XVI. 
The answer by Easter. 
Photo 1-5: Benedict XVI at the Vatican;
See Paris Match report ; 
See story The New York Times ; 
See story The Wall Street Journal ;

The youth of politicians…

February 8, 2013

By Bernard Bujold ( – 
The scandal surrounding Senator Patrick Brazeau is dramatic for the political world, but especially sad for the young people. How can a young Senator of 38 years old can break a career and destroy an institution indirectly with him? 
Youth is not an excuse, but obviously the lack of seriousness is the cause. 
Other young politicians took advantage of their youth and of unexpected opportunities of life. Consider the case of Ruth Ellen Brosseau MP, 28 years old, who has seized the opportunity presented to her and make it, to date, a success despite the predictions. 
The Senator is a disgrace and he should resign to make way for other young people, especially as Brosseau. There is no other solution to the problem!
Photo 1: Ruth Ellen Brosseau;
Photo 2: Patrick Brazeau;
See Ruth Ellen Brosseau site Facebook ;