THE PASCAL CELEBRATIONS IN THE CHURCHES IN 2018 …

March 31, 2018


THE PASCAL CELEBRATIONS IN THE CHURCHES IN 2018 
By Bernard Bujold – 
Christians celebrate the resurrection of their Jesus on Easter Sunday, the third day after Good Friday, which is the anniversary of his crucifixion. 
Personally, who is not a practitioner, I prefer the silence of the church before the celebrations. And since religion is a very personal affair, I prefer to visit the churches during their hours of silence. 
HAPPY EASTER 2018! 
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SPRING FLOWERS 2018

March 31, 2018


SPRING FLOWERS 2018… 
By Bernard Bujold – 
We know that spring has come when we start shopping flowers for the garden… 
HAPPY EASTER 2018! 
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GULLS SPRING 2018

March 25, 2018


Gulls Spring 2018 
By Bernard Bujold Gull friends begin to return for the 2018 season in the Old Port of Montreal. “They say they are very happy to be back in town near the Clock Tower ….” 
Good spring to them! 
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FACEBOOK IS A PUBLIC PLACE

March 24, 2018


FACEBOOK IS A PUBLIC PLACE
By Bernard Bujold- 
Stéphane Laporte from La Presse summarizes very well what Facebook is! This is not a dangerous place in itself if we understand that it is not a private place but a public one. 
That’s the difference between a close friend and a group of people on the street. Facebook is the world in the city! 
SEE TEXT STÉPHANE LAPORTE (french)


BIRKS AND THE BEAUTIFUL ERA

March 24, 2018


BIRKS AND THE BEAUTIFUL ERA … 
By Bernard Bujold-
The Birks store in downtown Montreal has been closed for a few weeks until the end of the transformation of space into a luxury hotel. There will be a small Birks shop at the entrance. Every time I walk past the Birks Gate, I have a certain sadness because for me Montreal was the Birks store downtown! My first visit to the store was in 1978, 40 years ago when I first visited Montreal. 
It was the beautiful era … 
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BARACK OBAMA, DONALD TRUMP AND FACEBOOK…

March 20, 2018


BARACK OBAMA, DONALD TRUMP AND FACEBOOK… 
By Bernard Bujold –
When Barack Obama harvested deeply and directly Facebook and Internet data on millions of users to win the election in 2008 and later in 2012, everyone in the media cheered, calling Obama a genius… 
Donald Trump’s campaign try indirectly to use Facebook data in 2016 and the news accounts have been filled with dark conspiratorial tones and scandal accusations. 
One could say that the journalists have two hats to look at the news events… 
SEE STORY


SPRING 2018

March 20, 2018


Welcome to Spring 2018 March 20, 11.15 pm 
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MONTREAL IS IRISH

March 18, 2018


MONTREAL IS IRISH FOR THIS SUNDAY MARCH 18, 2018 AND THE 195th ST PATRICK PARADE! 
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A WELL CLEANED CITY …. Winter 2018

March 18, 2018


A WELL CLEANED CITY…. Winter 2018 
By Bernard Bujold-
Montreal snow cleaners do not want to hear anything from spring 2018… For them, the snow is their reason for living and even if there is none, you have to find some. 
You had to see and hear Saturday morning (March 17, 2018) trucks and tractors running in all directions looking for a small pile of snow to clean. 
Even the tow trucks were frantic looking for cars that could have prevented cleanup…
Monsieur Neige was so afraid of being cleaned that he preferred the warmth of the living room to the freshness of the balcony…
Long live the winter of 2018! 
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THE ARREST OF THE JOURNALIST ANTOINE TRÉPANIER

March 17, 2018


THE ARREST OF THE JOURNALIST ANTOINE TRÉPANIER
By Bernard Bujold – 
From being a young “quidam” unknown journalist in the morning to a star and symbol for all Canadian journalists in the evening. It’s like winning the lottery for Antoine Trépanier! 
It is also another form of lottery for the accuser Yvonne Dubé… 
The story of the journalist’s arrest goes around the world. 
The column by Patrick Lagacé sums up the whole thing very well! 
SEE  PATRICK LAGACÉ 
SEE STORY OF THE ARREST