dimanche 16 septembre 2018

ELECTIONS QUÉBEC 2018 - CANDIDATES


ELECTIONS QUÉBEC 2018 - CANDIDATES 
By Bernard Bujold- 
The deadline to register for the election of October 1st was Saturday, September 15 at 2 pm.
In total, 940 Quebecers are candidates for the general election. There were 814 in 2014. 
Only the four major parties have candidates in all ridings in Quebec. 
In the end, 125 candidates will be chosen and, for many voters, the choice will be made on party leaders rather than local candidates. 
To be continued! 
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vendredi 14 septembre 2018

THE BATTLE OF THE LEADERS - FIRST DEBATE ELECTIONS QUEBEC 2018


THE BATTLE OF THE LEADERS - FIRST DEBATE ELECTIONS QUEBEC 2018 
By Bernard Bujold- 
Jean-François Lisée is undoubtedly the winner of the first debate of the leaders on Thursday, October 13 for the election of October 1st. 
The loser is François Legault who failed to effectively attack the program and the candidacy of his opponent Philippe Couillard. Legault also failed to stand out as the change solution! 
For her part Manon Massé was not as dynamic as Françoise David had been previously but she represented well the ideas of the social left. 
My conclusion: Jean-François Lisée, with his well-presented arguments, made sure to elect twenty or so deputies, and he probably helped Philippe Couillard's campaign, with whom he will undoubtedly associate himself if the Liberal Party wins about sixty deputies and gets a minority position. 
To be continued. 
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mercredi 12 septembre 2018

ELECTIONS IN QUEBEC - 2018


ELECTIONS IN QUEBEC - 2018 - 
By Bernard Bujold - 
An election is usually won by the polarization of the debate over voters, as was the case in the United States in 2016 with Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton or in Ottawa in 2015 with Justin Trudeau against Stephen Harper. 
Here in Quebec in 2018 this polarization has not yet taken place and we are a few weeks away from the vote. There is no such "ballot question" or as the Americans say: "the wedge politics". 
François Legault has not succeeded so far in imposing his difference as the Trump and Trudeau did! 
There was a door open during the last year but Legault was afraid to seize it and he preferred to stay away from a polarized debate. 
My conclusion: the current government of Philippe Couillard will not be defeated but will return to minority. 
I therefore maintain my projection of 60 LIB / 40 CAQ / 23 PQ / and 2 QS. 
To be continued... 
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mardi 11 septembre 2018

dimanche 9 septembre 2018

CAPTAIN AND HIS BOAT


CAPTAIN AND HIS BOAT 
By Bernard Bujold- 
The 2018 cruise season has begun well and the Port of Montreal is active more than ever. 
The soul of "captain" resurfaced for many sea lovers... 
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jeudi 6 septembre 2018

LISE PAYETTE (1931-2018)


LISE PAYETTE (1931-2018) 
The end of an era... 
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THE UNKNOWN SINGER ...




THE UNKNOWN SINGER ... 
By Bernard Bujold- 
Brian Mulroney is a singer with a voice, who defends himself. 
He has just recorded an album, for his family and friends, and he even plans to make a second one. The former Prime Minister sings in the style of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. 
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MEMORIES OF THE BEAUTIFUL PERIOD


MEMORIES OF THE BEAUTIFUL PERIOD- 
IT WAS 34 YEARS AGO... 
By Bernard Bujold-
On September 4, 1984 it was racing and hope! The next day, September 5th, it was the joy of victory and the dream of changing the world! 
Looking back, I can conclude that we have not changed the world but it's the world that has changed us... 
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mardi 4 septembre 2018

THE MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL 2018 - CLOSING NIGHT


THE MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL 2018 CLOSING NIGHT-
By Bernard Bujold -
The closing night of the 2018 World Film Festival proved that Serge Losique won his bet!
The FFM still exists and will continue to exist in 2019. 
Hundreds of moviegoers, actors, producers and other professionals attended the awards ceremony on Monday, September 3rd at the Imperial. One could even conclude that the crowd was larger than at the opening night. Serge Losique took the opportunity to announce that the 2019 FFM will be held from August 22 to September 2. 
During the speeches of the various personalities, many allusions were also made regarding the importance of the governmental subsidies in the holding of such events. We could notice in the room among the guests characters like Michel Nadeau formerly of the Caisse de dépôt and former chairman of the FFM board. If there is one prediction to be made, it is that the sponsors and the government subsidies will probably be back in 2019. 
To be continued... 
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