EDWARD SNOWDEN – A modern patriot …

May 30, 2014


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) –  
The NBC television network has managed a coup by getting a Exclusive Interview with Edward Snowden. 
If some call Snowden traitor to the American Nation, others consider him a hero and a modern patriot because he revealed espionage made ​​on citizens by the U.S. government. 
The NBC interview was conducted secretly in a hotel in Moscow. 
Photo 1 and 2: Edward Snowden;
Photo 3: Edward Snowden, David Miranda, Glenn Greenwald, and Laura Poitras ;
See interview on NBC ;

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BRIAN MULRONEY – CHAIRMAN OF QUEBECOR

May 30, 2014


The former Prime Minister of Canada, Brian Mulroney, will be appointed President Board of Quebecor next month at the annual meeting on 19 June. 
This appointment would be done to get away Quebecor from Pierre-Karl Peladeau which maintains sovereignist projects with Parti Québécois while Quebecor wants to do business at the Canadian level, including in wireless telephony. 
We know that Brian Mulroney does not share the political vision of PKP, even though the two men were in the past very great friends.
Photo 1 and 2: Brian Mulroney
Photo 3: QUEBECOR ;
See story The Globe and Mail 
See Quebecor site ;


MARCEL CÔTÉ – An unlucky man…

May 27, 2014


Bernard Bujold ( LeStudio1.com ) – 
Marcel Côté (1942-2014) became a nice man with age and if younger, he was sometimes abrupt and a bit on a too rebellious tone, Marcel was in recent years a very nice person to know. 
Personally, I have known Marcel Côté in the 90s and I was distrusted sometimes by his too much disturbing franchise. 
For this reason, I had forgotten about him until last season election for mayor of Montreal. 
I liked his arguments and program and since I was ready to vote for anyone but Coderre, in which I had no confidence, I decided then to vote for Marcel Côté. 
Unfortunately, while reading a story in La Presse, I discovered that his press secretary was a former publicist at National. I knew her as she has been in the middle of an adventure in my professional life. 
I was beginning a new job as a press attaché in the government of Bernard Landry and on the first morning on the job, I meet this ex- publicist of National who recognizes me and looks at me suspiciously. In the afternoon, the Chief of Staff convenes me saying that I could not remain in office as a boss from National threatened to boycott the government (at least the department where I was assigned … ) and she added that the order came to NATIONAL from someone high up at QUEBECOR, which person she did not tell me the name, despite my insistence to know it. 
In 2013 , I had not forgotten about this event and it was obvious that I could not vote for a candidate who had as close staff the same person who attacked me personally in 2002. 
Marcel Côté therefore did not get my vote, even though I considered him to be the best candidate. He was unlucky, at least for my vote… 
After sharing my findings to the organization of Marcel Côté, which confirmed the situation, I pulled on Mélanie Joly who was by me the most interesting candidate in contention after Marcel. To my deep sadness, Coderre won the election… 
I was completely stunned when I learned of the death of Marcel Côté on Saturday, 24 May 2014. With hindsight, I liked him and I regret that he did not become mayor of Montreal. 
Strangely, this is an organizer of Mélanie Joly, who told me news of his death … 
Photo 1: Marcel Côté ;
Photo 2 and 3: Marcel Côté at mayoral campaign in 2013 ;
See story death Marcel Côté ;


COUPLE PIERRE-KARL PÉLADEAU AND JULIE SNYDER …

May 27, 2014


It is the reconciliation of the most publicized couple in Quebec, Pierre-Karl Peladeau and Julie Snyder. 
It will be recalled that in early 2014 (January 12), the couple announced their separation by an official press release. 
Julie has now announced their resumption as a couple during an exclusive interview on radio… 
Note to those who thought to take the open place…
Photo 1 and 2: Julie Snyder and Pierre-Karl Peladeau;
Photo 3: Pierre-Karl Peladeau;
See story reconciliation 
See achives separation ;


FIGHTING THE DEFICIT – Philippe Couillard and his reading…

May 27, 2014


Bernard Bujold ( LeStudio1.com ) –
Some say the bedside book of Philippe Couillard is : CAPITAL by Thomas Piketty . 
The original version in French (LE CAPITAL AU 21E SIÈCLE ) published last fall (2013) has already been exhausted ( nearly 100,000 copies sold in France ) and the recent English translation 
(2014) is quickly becaming a bestseller in the United States and England ( 200,000 copies sold). 
The treaty of Piketty is a reflection on wealth and taxes. The author suggests that we should tax wealth rather than working as is currently the case. The example of Liliane Bettencourt is mentioned as she had inherited from his father a fortune of $ 2 billion that has increased over the years to $ 25 billion , and without the heir doing any work a single day in her life… 
According to Piketty, the solution to the deficit of the global economy is to tax capital accumulation (wealth). 
Is Philippe Couillard apply this approach discreetly in his province? 
To be continued… 
Photo 1: Philippe Couillard and the book cover Capital ;
See official page of the book;


PIERRE KARL PÉLADEAU – A dramatic destiny …

May 22, 2014


Bernard Bujold ( LeStudio1.com ) – 
Le Journal de Montreal published a detailed account of the moments that followed the bike accident of Pierre Karl Peladeau. 
Obviously, he could have ended his life alone on an isolated path in the forest. His death would have been even more dramatic than his sister Isabelle who recently died in a strange way and very dramatic while drowning in her car that had slipped into the lake behind her home. ( 23 November 2013 ) 
PKP fortunately survived… but he will have to recover for at least three months in a wheelchair before starting to walk. 
Here is his message posted on Facebook:
“Hello everyone, here Pierre Karl, I write to you live from my bed at the CHUS. I am photographed with my “new boss” Micheline Ouellet assistant head nurse ( she spent 40 years of her life to heal the sick, so I’m in good hands ) and thanks to the care doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, physiotherapist and attendants, I ‘m doing well despite my multiple fractures. Thank Lina Cantin who found me at the edge of the road, called 911 and managed to contact Julie on whom I could rely on to accompany me through this event. Also thank Alain Sylvain and his wife Dominique , thank you to Marc- André from Sépaq, thank you to a cyclist who luckily is also an emergency Hospital Laurentien in Sainte- Agathe (unfortunately, Julie does not remember the name of this good Samaritan. If you know let us know, we would like to thank him ). This is Julie who told me that all these people took care of me at the edge of path until the paramedics arrived. I attended the work of the National Assembly today via television and I thank the leaders who wished me a speedy recovery. Thank you for your words of encouragement . Once I have my leave , I will go in to my seat wheelchair seat of the Assembl. I give you more news soon. Thank you and good evening” – Pierre Karl
Photo 1: Isabelle Peladeau , Julie Snyder and Pierre Karl Peladeau; 
Photo 2: Pierre Karl Peladeau; 
Photo 3: Pierre Karl Peladeau and his nurse; 
See report accident ; 
See page Facebook Pierre Karl Peladeau ; 
See story archives Isabelle Peladeau death ;


LISA LEBLANC – Acadian Beauty …

May 22, 2014


Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) – 
The interview with Lisa Leblanc was broadcast Monday, May 19 on RDI. 
A kind of meeting in the lounge between host Anne-Marie Dussault, Antonine Maillet and Lisa Leblanc. 
Lisa might be called “Acadian Poet” and if she is very proud of her origins, she prefers to appear as a young artist  of 23 years old rather than an “Acadian Militant” as was Antonine Maillet during her entire career. What Lisa admires above all in life are people, their ancestors and the expression of the soul through her songs and music. 
The interview with Anne Marie Dussault is exceptional in the sense that we discover the freshness of Lisa Leblanc and the beauty of her natural talent and, especially, of her person!  
Photo 1: Lisa Leblanc;
Photo 2: Anne-Marie Dussault, Antonine Maillet and Lisa Leblanc;
See full video of the interview ;