DONALD TRUMP HAT AT THE MUSEUM

November 22, 2016


DREAM OF MUSEUM…
By Bernard Bujold- 
I loved my recent visit to the new Pavilion for Peace at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, a magnificent building! I noticed a small marble altar unoccupied and I wanted to add a work of art of my own … 
The security guard unfortunately did not want to hear from my addition and he instead asked me to bring my work home… 
Most certainly an ignare (the guardian) who does not know art!
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MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS OF MONTRÉAL / PAVILION FOR PEACE – A SUCCESS

November 22, 2016


MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS OF MONTRÉAL / PAVILION FOR PEACE 
By Bernard Bujold- 
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts officially inaugurated its magnificent building PAVILION FOR PEACE to the public (November 19, 2016). A building that will become a must, of exceptional and world-wide quality. 
I really enjoyed the visit where you can find works of art for all tastes. The collection of Napoleon, of my friend Ben Weider (1923-2008), finds a room of prestige and one must see and play with the magic mirror to discover the goddess on the other side … Admission is free until January 15, 2017. 
To fill me, it would only be missing a cap of Donald Trump in exhibition… 
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THE MONTREAL BOOK SHOW (Salon du livre de Montréal 2016)

November 18, 2016


By Bernard Bujold – 
THE MONTREAL BOOK SHOW 2016 (Salon du livre de Montréal) is officially launched and more than 1500 authors will welcome visitors at more than 1000 kiosks between Wednesday 16 November and Monday 21 November. 
Several international stars will be on site, including Kathy Reichs, author of the famous Bones series, as well as many favorite Quebecois authors including Denis Monette, Daniel Lessard, Jean Lemire and many others. It is possible to identify the schedule of the authors by visiting the official website of the Book Fair. 
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NEW THRILLER BY DANIEL LESSARD – PÉRIL SUR LE FLEUVE

November 18, 2016


NEW THRILLER BY DANIEL LESSARD 
“PÉRIL SUR LE FLEUVE” 
By Bernard Bujold- 
I have just finished reading the new novel by the author and journalist Daniel Lessard: PÉRIL SUR LE FLEUVE. 
The book comes out of the historical style of his previous novels as he proposes instead a thriller on international terrorism but whose action takes place in the Lower St. Lawrence near Quebec City. 
The story is about an oil tanker going up the St. Lawrence River being taken hostage by mercenary-terrorists. The Americans will even participate in the mission to capture the kidnappers. Among the main characters is a star journalist linked in spite of herself with the terrorists and a very high leader of the Quebec government directly involved in the organization of the terrorist act. In short, a story worthy of the best detective and military novels. 
Daniel Lessard participates at the 2016 Montreal Book Fair. 
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CHRISTMAS 2016

November 17, 2016


CHRISTMAS 2016 … 
By Bernard Bujold –
Now that Donald Trump is elected the next President of the United States, the time has come to think about the Christmas party and gifts… 
All the merchants of the city display their Christmas colors since a few weeks already and they are preparing to welcome Santa Claus! 
Obviously, before Santa Claus, one can expect many “surprises” visits from the famous elves … 
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CARDINAL PAUL-ÉMILE LÉGER (1904-1991)

November 17, 2016


CARDINAL PAUL-EMILE LÉGER (1904-1991) 
By Bernard Bujold –
Paul-Émile Léger died on 13 November 1991 and to commemorate the 25th anniversary of his death, a special ceremony was celebrated on this date in 2016 at the Marie Reine du Monde Cathedral. 
I am not a Catholic practitioner but I have several friends who are; and I love visiting the churches that I consider to be buildings worthy of the best museums in the world with exceptional works of art. I therefore accepted the invitation to attend the ceremony in honor of Cardinal Léger. 
If I have never met Cardinal Leger in person, but I had the pleasure of being invited to dinner by Jules Léger, the Cardinal’s brother. A memorable souvenir… I was then a young journalist and Mr. Léger was the Governor General of Canada. 
Cardinal Léger was a man of the Quebec Church who was nicknamed “The Prince of the Church”. He was Archbishop of Montreal from 1950 to 1967 and Cardinal. He was noticed by Montrealers as the host of the religious radio show Chapelet en famille. Cardinal Paul-Émile Léger was one of the leaders of the Second Vatican Council from 1962 to 1965. He resigned from his position as Archbishop of Montreal on April 20, 1968 to work as a missionary in Africa, specifically in Cameroon among lepers and children with disabilities. Ten years later, in 1978, he participated in the conclave which elected Pope John Paul II. A month later, following the death of the pope, he found himself again in the conclave which elected John Paul II. From 2 May 1989 until his death in 1991, he was the living cardinal with the longest reign. Paul-Émile Léger died of pneumonia at the Hôtel-Dieu in Montreal in 1991 in Quebec at the age of 87 years. His funeral service was celebrated by Mgr Jean-Claude Turcotte. 
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THE MOON – NOVEMBER 2016

November 17, 2016


THE MOON – NOVEMBER 14, 2016 
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