Days of Culture 2013, the Grey Nuns of Old Montreal and the Quebec Charter of values ​​…

September 29, 2013

By Bernard Bujold ( –
The draft of the Quebec Charter of Values has awakened in me the memory of the good Sisters that I have experienced during my childhood in Gaspésie when I grew up, largely, in the rectory of the village along with the priest, his servant (my aunt) and Ursuline Sisters living in the neighboring convent. 
I took advantage of the Days of Culture 2013 to visit the former Grey Nuns Hospital in Old Montreal that offered an open house (Friday 27, Saturday 28 and Sunday, September 29, 2013). 
Conclusion: “The veil is not really a foreign custom as from the time of Marguerite d’Youville (today a Sainte), religious Nurses were wearing it and they are those who first builded Quebec. I loved my visit and I took the opportunity to remind myself of the days of my childhood surrounded by religious symbols of a past that is not so distant. In a sense, it was the good old days and for sure religion is part of the cultural life of Quebec… 
Photo 1 and 2: Museum of the Grey Nuns Old Montreal;
Photo 3: Bernard Bujold –;
See album photos of the visit –;


September 25, 2013

By Bernard Bujold ( –
Catherine Lafrance just published her second novel: “Le Retour de l’Ours” by Druide Editor. The book will be released in bookstores October 2. 
The book is written in the style and quality of the books like Paulo Coelho especially his novel “The Alchemist”. The story of Catherine Lafrance highlights the mysterious side of life and human beings and the importance of listening to his intuitions and his inner voice. The book is a book that will last over time because it raises universal questions on life, death and the return things in time and the nature of the earth. The book is also a message of encouragement to women. The book is destined for a bright future and he has everything to become a bestseller! 
Photo 1 and 3 Book Le Retour de l’Ours;
Photo 2: Catherine Lafrance;
See full interview with Catherine Lafrance – ;


September 24, 2013

By Bernard Bujold ( – 
The APPLE STORE on Catherine Street in Montreal closed its doors in early September (2013) to perform a renovation of the space. 
If APPLE fans expected to find a completely remodeled shop, they had to reduce their hope because the store is exactly like before… 
The floors were covered with new tiles and the walls with new aluminum siding but otherwise it’s the same space as before with the same tables and the same staircase. 
This “half-renovation” does not seem to have slowed down the enthusiasm of fans because the store on Ste-Catherine is always the busiest. Evidence that in many cases the “old stuff” are the most popular… 
The reopening was planned Friday, September 20 date of arrival in store of the new iPhone 5S.
Picture 1,2,3 and 4: Montreal Apple Store;
See pictures album ;


September 22, 2013

By Bernard Bujold ( – 
What better way to welcome the fall of 2013 than to go play in the park with Miss Foxy… 
But be careful because a fox loves to play! Indeed he will gladly leave with your camera case… 
which he will take you back for you would run after him! 
Picture 1,2,3 and 4: Miss Foxy –;
See pictures album ;

The Fall Season 2013

September 19, 2013

The fall of 2013 is upon us and it happens Sunday, September 22! 
Welcome back… 
Photo 1: Bernard Bujold;
Photo 2: Miss X (,
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Demonstration against Quebec Charter of values

September 14, 2013

By Bernard Bujold ( – 
The protest against the Charter of Values of Pauline Marois government which walked in the streets of Montreal Saturday, September 14, 2013 was a success! 
We can make three conclusions of this protest: 
1. Thousands of Quebecers are against this charter; 
2. The only name booed during the event was that of Pauline Marois, as if the blame about this project was entirely attributed to her and not one mention of the name of the minister Bernard Drainville (ultimate insult because nothing is worse than being totally ignored…); 
3. Photography has become more popular than ever and we could say that each of protesters had a camera, an iPad or an iPhone to take pictures. 
If there is a prediction to make is that this Charter is not likely to have a very long life… 
To be continued! 
Picture 1,2,3 and 4: Demonstration against the Quebec Charter of values​​;
View event photo album ;

Vladimir Putin – Barack Obama – The Battle of the Century

September 12, 2013

By Bernard Bujold ( – 
The open letter by Vladimir Putin published in the New Times, Wednesday September 11 was a “kill”… 
The reactions are unanimous about Vladimir Putin and all said that he took the leadership in the issue of Syria in front of Barack Obama and is now perceived as the most significant and powerful political leader in the world. 
The intriguing question: “Who wrote the letter for Putin?” 
The secret weapon of Vladimir Putin is KETCHUM… 
The public relations firm is the one that presented the letter by Putin The New York Times. 
The letter was a quick reaction but perfectly targeted to Obama’s speech, very well written and, according to many observers, the ideas contained in the letter are those of Obama in his debut in politics? 
It remains to be seen whether Putin will win his bet, but it is likely that he will as the key to the success of great leaders is never to embark on projects that are not won in advance. 
To be continued… 
Photo 1: Vladimir Putin;
Photo 2: Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin;
See open letter by Vladimir Putin 
See story on reaction to the letter ;
See story on Ketchum ;