LE PARTI QUÉBÉCOIS AND PIERRE KARL PÉLADEAU

August 28, 2014


Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) – 
The survey of voting intentions published yesterday by LE DEVOIR might not have pleased Pierre-Karl Peladeau because all the answers to questions, whether on the popularity of the leader or political party or the vote in a referendum or a general election, it is Philippe Couillard who is the unanimous winner in all age groups and regardless of the native language of french or English. 
If someone wanted to take bet, it would be wise to play on the prediction that PKP will not stand for the leadership of the Parti Québécois and he will rather go back in the gardens of Quebecor especially since even inside his party, there seems to be much opposition if not adversaries-enemies! 
One thing is clear and inescapable: PKP never play the number 2 and he certainly will not be a second one to Lisée, Drainville or other leader of the Parti Québécois. He will be the chief or it’s will be another life out there for PKP. 
To be continued… 
Photo: Julie Snyder and Pierre-Karl Peladeau;
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HOW TO BUY A TEAM OF PROFESSIONAL SPORTS … OR SPEND $ 2 BILLION

August 28, 2014


The story of how Steve Ballmer bought the basketball team THE CLIPPERS for $ 2 billion is like a television series. 
Steve says that when he saw the $ 2 billion out of his bank account, then he was a little nervous to see the money disappear because he knew there was no turning back and it was for real… He was the new owner of a professional sports team and his 2 billion were spent! It’s a bit like a child who buys a new toy in exchange for a large part of his savings. The question that then arises: Do I made ​​a good decision… 
(Ballmer’s fortune was estimated before buying Clippers to over $ 22 billion) 
Photos 1, 2, 3 and 4: Steve Ballmer;
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WORLD PRESS PHOTO 14

August 27, 2014


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) – 
The ninth edition of the exhibition WORLD PRESS PHOTO MONTREAL is presented at the Bonsecours Market in Old Montreal until September 28. Over 40,000 visitors are expected at the largest photography event in the world where 150 winning photos of the WORLD PRESS PHOTO competition were selected by an international jury from submissions by 5,800 photographers from 130 countries. A total of 98 000 images were submitted to the jury. 
The official launch was hosted by Montreal’s well-known journalist Dennis Trudeau. 
 Photo 1: Poster of the World Photo 14 ;
Photo 2, 3 and 4: Official Opening Night ;
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GENIE BOUCHARD – THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE

August 24, 2014


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) – 
Quebec tennis champion Eugenie Bouchard is the star of all New York this Sunday as she made ​​the cover of the magazine inserted in The New York Times newspaper. However, this honor has a very high risk, as the magazine said it much in evidence in its subtitle: “Genie may be the future world grand champion in women’s tennis if, she wins!”
Otherwise, well the glory will go to another one and it will be humiliation for Bouchard on who several place high hopes, especially in marketing… 
The US Open 2014 begins Monday, August 25 in New York but Genie will play its first game on Tuesday, Aug. 26 against Olga Govortsova, ranked the world’s 120th. Bouchard played against her in 2012 and she won in three sets. 
Go Genie! Go! 
Photo 1: Cover of The New York Times Magazine;
Photos: 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6: Genie Bouchard;
SEE STORY THE NEW YORK TIMES
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MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL 2014 – OFFICIAL OPENING NIGHT IS A SUCCESS…

August 24, 2014


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) – 
The opening night of the MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL 2014 showed that the Imperial Theatre is a great place to host large events and the famous red carpet wins the presence of the street right in front of the entrance, allowing guests of honor to arrive in a limousine. If there is a further finding is that the media communications suffers no change of guard. The new director of communications, Lison Lescarbeau, is very effective and even the better one to hold that position for several years. Another surprise and discovery by the founder Serge Losique… 
The WFF 2014 is on from August 21 to September 1st.
Photo 1; POSTER FFM 2014;
Photo 2: Lison Lescarbeau;
Photo 3: Serge Losique;
Photos 4 and 5: Imperial Theatre;
Photo 6: Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com);
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SALAUD, ON T’AIME – A STORY ABOUT SUICIDE…

August 24, 2014


Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) – 
The opening film at the Montreal World Film Festival 2014, SALAUD, ON T’AIME directed by Claude Lelouch and starring Johnny Hallyday have a key topic: suicide. 
The film is inspired by the story of war photographer that has been Lelouch in the 50s and it is a sort of family chronicle that revolves around a prominent and rich war photographer. After moving in a beautiful residence in the Alps, the photographer maintains the fantasy to gather around him his four daughters but suicide himself when he learn that he is fatally hill.
According Lelouch, who met the Montreal media to explain his film, those who commit a suicide often chose to end their life in style rather than to live the pain of illness or other degradation. It’s a bit like a decision on how to died rather than imposed by destiny. But, if the act of suicide is a gesture that is sometimes long planned, the final action is always decided in a short time. 
Some moviegoers will probably reconcile this fiction and the recent suicide of Robin Williams who did not want to confront the disease. 
Claude Lelouch film was screened for the public at WFF 2014 and it will be available later on the big screen. 
Photos 1 and 2: Claude Lelouch at a press conference at the WFF;
Photo 3: Johnny Hallyday and Claude Lelouch;
Photo 4: Johnny Hallyday; Photo 5: Robin Williams;
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LUCIEN BOUCHARD – A SOLITARY MAN

August 21, 2014


Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) – 
Lucien Bouchard returns to the forefront and a documentary about him will be broadcast on Télé-Québec Monday night August 25. 
The old feud with former Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney will be discussed but it will be especially the failure of the 1995 referendum which will be the focus of the story. According to Lucien Bouchard, Quebec separation is ancient history and the momentum is finished. For this reason he does not believe that the Bloc should continue to exist or any other referendum should be held in Quebec by the Parti Quebecois as it would be lost! 
Lucien is a very charming creature (I knew him directly into two of my former lives…) but he is also a profoundly lonely man for whom friendship is a temporary concept and a gesture of politeness. For Lucien it is the idea that is important and he likes to defend his ideas. He can be described as a friendly and convincing intellectual. 
Lucien Bouchard is a wonderful man but do not expect him to be your real friend because he will become a disappointing character. Nothing serious in itself, you just have to know it… 
Brian Mulroney is not the only one who felt betrayed in his friendship with Lucien Bouchard. Pierre Peladeau father was also on the number and he have kept that feeling until his death in 1997. We could add Pierre Karl who will now undoubtedly join the group following the statements by Lucien in the documentary about the defeat of a possible future Quebec referendum… 
PHOTOS: 1, 2: Lucien Bouchard ;
PHOTOS: 3, 4: Lucien Bouchard and Brian Mulroney ;
PHOTO 5: Lucien Bouchard et madame Paul Desmarais ;
PHOTO 6: Lucien Bouchard, Pierre Péladeau and Bernard Bujold;
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