September 25, 2015

By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1) – 
If there is a winner in the leaders’ debate( Radio-Canada La Presse /Thursday September 25-2015)) and for who the answers were the most serious and the most feasible is Gilles Duceppe! Unfortunately the problem is that he can not mathematically be elected Prime Minister… 
The second best performance was the one of Stephen Harper who responded to questions giving precise answers without deviating from his campaign program. He was not innovative in his answers, playing defense, but he did not however make any mistakes that would have allowed his opponents to take advantage. 
The two losers will therefore be Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau who have not really answered the questions with a new approach but with words lines prepared in advance. They rather took advantage of the debate only to beg, and repeatedly throughout the debate, voters to vote for their respective parties without any real motive other than to replace the actual prime minister… 
One will to see the next surveys but because there is barely three weeks left of campaigning before October 19, there is every reason to believe that none of the candidates will succeed to win in front of his opponents and, by default, Stephen Harper will maintain its light momentum to be again re-elected Prime Minister of Canada. 
To be continued… 
Photo 1 and 6: The leaders’ debate;
Photo 2: Gilles Duceppe;
Photo 3: Harper; Photo 4:
Thomas Mulcair;
Photo 5: Justin Trudeau;



August 12, 2015

By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1)- 
Justin Trudeau held on Monday August 10 his first major rally in Montreal for the election of next October 19 at the theater Astral in the “Quartier des spectacles” on Ste-Catherine Street. A small packed audience for a short visit full of energy on the part of the aspiring Prime Minister Trudeau. 
It is difficult to predict who will win the election race for the future prime minister position but it is inevitable that Justin Trudeau has boundless energy and has the charisma of a rock star! To be continued… 
Pictures 1 to 6: Justin Trudeau rally;
Picture 7: Bernard Bujold;


August 7, 2015

By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1) –
The first leaders’ debate organized by Maclean’s did not send anyone to the mat for the count. Harper had specific and serious answers; Thomas Mulcair performed well but failed to really score points; and Justin Trudeau had the look of a young star, elegant and energetic, but he had not the serious of the two veterans Mulcair and Harper. As for the other leader, she did not measure up to the other three… 
The question still remains unanswered at the moment for me: 
“I vote for who on next October 19, 2015 ?” 
Picture 1: Stephen Harper;
Picture 2: Thomas Mulcair;
Picture 3: Justin trudeau;
Picture 4: The four leader during the Maclean’s debate;


August 3, 2015

By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1) – 
The launch of the 2015 election was missed by all counts, except perhaps Justin Trudeau who took advantage of the awkwardness of his opponents… 
The favorite to win, Thomas Mulcair, is reminiscent of Pauline Marois as he launched his campaign very nervously reading a text on screen and then refusing to answer questions from journalists. Although, in theory, he is the one that has the best chance to defeat Stephen Harper, it is also possible that he does what it is called in golf for identifying poor performance by a champion:”choked”! 
As for Stephen Harper, his first rally in Montreal was marked by protests and police arrests. Moreover, the obligation to book in advance for the fans their participation in Conservative rallies will most certainly be much criticized by the voters… 
Justin Trudeau is ultimately the only one who has not made a mistake on day one, but precisely because it has not really launched his campaign in Quebec. Better to do nothing than to screw up… 
As for Gilles Duceppe, he do not seems to have the wind in the sails and, increasingly, it is clear that he will not be a significant element in the campaign in Quebec against the other three leaders in contention. 
Conclusion: The election campaign is officially launched and, as in sport, all results are possible, especially surprises! 
Good campaign to all candidates and good election to all voters! 
Photo 1: Justin Trudeau, Stephen Harper, Thomas Mulcair and Gilles Duceppe;
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