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  1. http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/justice-et-faits-divers/201204/07/01-4513394-vague-de-protestations-contre-lassonde.php C'est un véritable déluge de commentaires négatifs et d'appels au boycottage qui a déferlé sur les réseaux sociaux après que La Presse eut relaté la bataille judiciaire que lire une petite entreprise pour pouvoir utiliser le mot «Oasis» dans sa marque de commerce. Industries Lassonde, qui commercialise les jus Oasis, s'est battue devant la justice pour tenter d'empêcher les savons à l'huile d'olive Olivia's oasis d'être vendu sous ce nom. Après avoir perdu sa bataille, Industries Lassonde s'est rendue jusqu'en Cour d'appel pour ne pas payer les frais d'avocat de la petite entreprise (100 000 $), ainsi que des dommages punitifs (25 000 $). Des centaines d'internautes ont pris d'assaut la page Facebook de Lassonde pour y exprimer leur frustration envers la populaire entreprise de jus. Sur Twitter, le mot-clic #Oasis a été le plus utilisé par les utilisateurs montréalais pendant une partie de l'après-midi. «J'aime vos jus, je déteste votre politique, je préfère boire de l'eau», a par exemple écrit Olivier Leclair, un internaute de la région de Montréal, sur la page Facebook de l'entreprise. Des personnalités publiques se sont aussi jointes au mouvement. «Moi j'en bois plus du jus Oasis bon. Ma façon de protester», a envoyé l'animateur Guy A. Lepage aux internautes abonnés à son compte Twitter. Deborah Kudzman, propriétaire de Olivia's Oasis, s'est réjoui de voir tant d'internautes l'appuyer dans son combat contre Lassonde. «C'est encourageant, le soutien que je reçois», a-t-elle affirmé. «Ça a été quelque chose de très long et pénible. Maintenant, ça me donne un petit élan d'encouragement de voir ça.» Selon elle, l'ampleur de la vague de critiques risque de coûter plus cher à Lassonde que les 125 000 $ pour lesquels l'entreprise s'est battue. De son côté, le fabricant des jus Oasis a répliqué sur la page Facebook de la marque vers 17 h. «Nous sommes très sensibles à vos réactions. Nous avons tenté à plusieurs reprises pendant les procédures d'en arriver à une entente, mais sans succès», a écrit l'entreprise. «Nous entendons entamer dans les meilleurs délais d'autres démarches auprès de Madame Kudzman pour en arriver à une solution.» Lassonde ajoute que son objectif n'a jamais été de nuire à une autre entreprise québécoise. En 45 minutes, 75 internautes avaient répliqué à ce message, tous de façon négative. Un phénomène appelé à se répéter Selon Bruno Guglielminetti, spécialiste du monde numérique chez National, de telles vagues de mécontentement risquent de se multiplier dans un avenir proche. «On n'a pas fini. Au Québec, on commence à voir les réseaux sociaux devenir de plus en plus mainstream», a-t-il indiqué en entrevue avec La Presse. M. Guglielminetti affirme que l'entreprise devrait rapidement profiter de cette visibilité pour s'expliquer et d'entreprendre un dialogue avec ses clients « que ce soit par un site web, une page Facebook ou un vidéo que le grand patron pourrait enregistrer».
  2. pour les intéressés allez faire un tour dans le groupe facebook :Montreal - The Best City in The World description: "Montreal: The greatest city in the world. From St. Anne's to Pointe-Aux-Trembles the city is filled with culture, and European style. The only place in North America with such a vibe. Sure the French and English don't always get along, mais 'sti that's the way we like it. And yeah the poutine might be the most unhealthy meal ever made, ma putain it tastes good! We love the Habs, and we hate the Leafs. Hockey isn't a sport, it is a religion. We like our beer cold and strong, and preferably with a slice of 99cent pizza. We party on St. Laurent and every once in a while on crescent. We study in coffee shops on Park Ave. and Paramount or AMC are our theaters of choice. We know what Red Onions are, and fucking hate them. We consider ourselves bilingual but only when we aren't in Montreal. Guys smoke Du Maurier and the girls smoke Benson and Hedges. We go to the Dep, not the corner store. We've all had a good smoked meat sandwhich, and been to the many strip clubs. We kiss eachother on both cheeks when we meet and when we say goodbye. The bagels are the best in the world. The women are beautiful. The streets are often crowded with drunk 18 year old americans, who deem it necessary to sing the American national anthem quite loudly at two in the morning. Most importantly though: We all live in the only city we would ever want to, Montreal!"
  3. http://www.lesaffaires.com/techno/technologie-de-l-information/facebook-s-installe-a-montreal/597198?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=expansion-quebec-laboratoire-recherche&utm_content=14-09-2017
  4. Un drone au-dessus de Montréal. Photographies aériennes par Denis-Carl Robidoux sur Facebook.
  5. Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois dénonce une pluie d'injures après des critiques du mouvement indépendantiste Le Huffington Post Québec | ParChristian Duperron courriel Publication: 14/07/2015 13:40 EDT Mis à jour: 14/07/2015 16:22 EDT GABRIEL NADEAU DUBOIS Dans une publication Facebook mise en ligne mardi, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois déplore «un étrange phénomène de radicalisation dans le ton et le propos du mouvement indépendantiste québécois». M. Nadeau-Dubois était de passage à l’émission 125, Marie-Anne, à Télé-Québec vendredi. Sur le plateau de l’animatrice Christiane Charette, il a été appelé à commenter la situation du mouvement indépendantiste, en compagnie notamment de Lucie Laurier, actrice, militante souverainiste et porte-parole du Mouvement Québec français. M. Nadeau-Dubois, lui-même souverainiste, a dénoncé certains dérapages du mouvement dans le passé, tout en nuançant son propos, soutient-il. Il a notamment affirmé que certains pouvaient manquer de sensibilité devant la diversité culturelle, tout en spécifiant qu'il s'agissait d'une minorité. «À en croire la pluie d'injures que je reçois depuis vendredi, cela représente une "trahison" et une manifestation de "haine de soi"» note celui qui s’est fait connaître comme porte-parole de l’ASSÉ lors du Printemps érable en 2012. Il fait plutôt valoir que les questionnements, les débats et l'autocritique sont sains et nécessaires. «Une telle attitude sectaire n'est pas le signe d'un mouvement en santé. Bien au contraire. C'en est inquiétant.» – Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois «La hargne qui teinte les messages que je reçois me surprend, poursuit-il en expliquant ses inquiétudes. On parle de "traîtrise". Ai-je raison de sentir, depuis le débat sur la Charte, et plus encore depuis l'arrivée de Pierre-Karl Péladeau à la tête du Parti Québécois, une montée en puissance de ce genre de discours? Un durcissement de ton de la part de certains, qui s'attaquent avec véhémence (voire violence) à tout (sic) ceux qui émettent des réserves, font des nuances ou posent des questions?» Pour évaluer la teneur des propos de Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, vous pouvez visionner l’émission sur son site web. Le débat s'amorce autour de la 30e minute. Voici le message complet transmis sur Facebook : sent via Tapatalk
  6. Je profite de ces quelques lignes pour vous faire d'une initiative entreprise par un ami et moi-même : Au début du mois d'août, nous avons créé Urbabillard. C'est un blog (ICI) auquel nous avons attaché une page facebook (ICI). L'objectif est de constituer une plate-forme d'échange d'informations sur tout ce qui peut concerner l'urbain. Ainsi, sur le blog, nous publions, avec l'aide de collaborateurs, des articles sur des thèmes très variés : l'urbanisme, l'architecture, l'imaginaire urbain, l'économie, etc. Sur la page facebook, nous reprenons ces publications, et nous publions des articles, de médias très différents. Si cela vous intéresse, n'hésitez pas à aller faire un tour. J'ai notamment écrit un article sur la transformation de l'économie montréalaise disponible ICI
  7. --------------> http://www.lactualite.com/societe/gratte-ciels-pour-petits-proprios?page=0,0 Ça vient de sortir sur la page facebook de l'actualité : https://www.facebook.com/lactualite Par contre l'article date du 16 novembre 2012, donc je ne sais pas si quelqu'un l'a déjà posté..
  8. Salut la gang, j'ai découvert par hasard, un nouveau bar/club à St-Jérôme, sur la rue St-Faustin, d'ailleurs ça s'appelle le ''Saint-Faustin''. Belle place d'extérieur comme de l'intérieur avec terrasse et piscine, le long de la Rivière du Nord, y'a plus d'infos et de photos sur leur page facebook. Ça ouvert, il a environ 2 semaines. http://www.saintfaustin.ca
  9. Salut tout le monde, joignez le groupe mtlurb.com sur facebook! Bienvenu à tous! http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=15050321027
  10. Tiré de la page Facebook de Ubisoft :
  11. Source : page Facebook de Montréal 2025 qui a elle même citée la page Facebook de Aimer Montréal (alias : Gilbert) Gilbert : tu aurais plus partager avec nous aussi !!
  12. Via le page Facebook avec le nom le plus long possible "Photos de Montréal et Scènes Urbaines 19e et 20e Siècle"
  13. Allé sur le site et télécharge la musique (gratuit) pour supporter la campagne: climate justice, elle est très bonne. La musique est génial et parlé en a vos amis est familles. Invité vos amis sur facebook a devenir membres http://www.timeforclimatejustice.org/
  14. Allé sur le site et télécharge la musique (gratuit) pour supporter la campagne: climate justice, elle est très bonne. La musique est génial et parlé en a vos amis est familles. Invité vos amis sur facebook a devenir membres http://www.timeforclimatejustice.org/
  15. Un Québécois doit 873 millions $ à Facebook ! 24 Novembre 2008 - 15h24 (INFO690)- Facebook a gagné son procès contre un québécois qui bombardait les usagers de millions de messages non sollicités à caractère sexuel ou faisant l'éloge de drogues. Ce dernier a été condamné à verser 873 millions $ à Facebook. Un juge californien, a signé le jugement par défaut vendredi, mettant un terme à des poursuites engagées par Facebook en août dernier contre Adam Guerbuez, de Montréal, et sa société, Atlantis Blue Capital. Selon Facebook, Adam Guerbuez avait dupé les usagers en les amenant à révéler leurs mots de passe, pour pouvoir ensuite envoyer plus de quatre millions de messages faisant notamment l'éloge de la marijuana. L'entreprise de Palo Alto, qui est basée en Californie, a prédit qu'il serait difficile de récolter l'argent, mais elle a espéré que le montant de l'amende découragerait de futurs «spammers» sur son site.
  16. Quel choix de sujet pour l'article sur Montreal cette semaine dans la section CITIES dans The Guardian quand on compare avec l'article publie sur Toronto ! Jack Todd me déçoit beaucoup ! Welcome to the new Toronto: the most fascinatingly boring city in the world https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/jul/04/new-toronto-most-fascinatingly-boring-city-guardian-canada-week https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/jul/06/40-year-hangover-1976-olympic-games-broke-montreal-canada?CMP=fb_a-cities_b-gdncities#comments Cities Guardian Canada week The 40-year hangover: how the 1976 Olympics nearly broke Montreal The Montreal Olympics left the city with a C$1.6bn debt, a string of corruption scandals, and a creeping sense of economic and social decline. Forty years on, how did the city survive? Mayor Jean Drapeau stands in the Olympic Stadium, Montreal. Photograph: Graham Bezant/Toronto Star/Getty Cities is supported by Jack Todd in Montreal Wednesday 6 July 2016 07.30 BSTLast modified on Wednesday 6 July 201611.17 BST Shares 714 Comments 93 Save for later There is a moment before all our global sporting extravaganzas when it all seems poised on a knife edge. Helicopters hover above the stadium, keyed-up athletes shuffle and bounce with excess energy, and organisers bite their nails as they try to hold down nervous stomachs, worried that despite years of planning and the expenditure of billions, it will all go desperately wrong. Then the trumpets sound, thousands of young people take part in colourful charades, pop stars fight a losing battle with hopeless stadium acoustics – and the Games begin. The formula is pretty much set in stone, but in 1976 Montreal added a wrinkle. On 17 July, with Queen Elizabeth, Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau and 73,000 people looking on, the Greek athletes who traditionally led the Parade of Nations came up the ramp toward the Olympic stadium to find their way almost blocked by construction workers. Out of sight of the cameras and the throng inside the stadium, the staff were frantically wielding shovels and brooms to clear away the building debris left from the manic push to complete the facility on time. In the final scrambling months before the Games, 3,000 labourers had worked in teams 24 hours a day to make it possible for the Olympics to begin at all. They barely succeeded. Two weeks later, when the last athlete had gone home, Montreal woke up to what remains the worst hangover in Olympic history: not just a bill that came in at 13 times the original estimate, a string of officials convicted of breach of trust and the greatest white elephant of a stadium ever built, but a creeping sense of economic and social decline. Forty years on, no other Olympics has so thoroughly broken a city. Facebook Twitter Pinterest The opening ceremony of the 1976 Montreal Games. Photograph: Tony Duffy/Getty Images*** Advertisement When I arrived in Montreal five years earlier, a war resister from Nebraska with little French and less money, the city was enduring its harshest winter on record. Montreal would receive more than 152 inches of snow in 1970-71, including a March blizzard that killed 17 people. The endless snow, in a sense, was a mercy. It turned down the heat on the city’s simmering political crisis, which had boiled over the previous Octoberwhen the terrorist Front du Libération du Quebec (FLQ) kidnapped the British consul, James Cross, and the province’s minister of justice, Pierre Laporte. Prime minister Trudeau responded by imposing martial law. Armoured personnel carriers patrolled the streets and troops detained hundreds of people without charges. The FLQ would murder Laporte on 17 October. They released Cross on 3 December, effectively ending the crisis but leaving the city battered, bruised and tense. Even before the kidnappings, Montreal was jittery from a series of FLQ bombs: 95 in total, the largest of which blew out the northeast wall of the Montreal Stock Exchange. And yet, in those years, the best place to get a sense of what Montreal was and might have been was Le Bistro. It was really Chez Lou Lou, although no one called it that, and it featured more or less authentic Parisian ambience, right down to the surly French waiters. When I could afford it, Le Bistro was my favourite destination on a weekend morning. One especially frigid Saturday, Leonard Cohen sat at the next table with a blonde companion, both of them sporting deepwater tans from the Greek islands, looking blasé about it all. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Leonard Cohen was born in Westmount, Montreal. Photograph: Roz Kelly/Getty ImagesMontrealers could afford to be blasé. The city was everything that Toronto, its rival, 300 miles to the south-west, was not: urbane, sophisticated, hip, a place where you could dine well and party until the bars closed at 3am. In Toronto, they rolled up the streets at 11pm and toasted the Queen at public functions. Montreal was not just the financial capital of Canada, it was also the most European of North American cities, half English-speaking but overwhelmingly French, profoundly cultured and unfailingly elegant, where the old stone of the cathedrals met the Bauhaus steel-and-glass towers of Mies van der Rohe’s Westmount Square. The crowd at Le Bistro was a cross-section of cultural and political life in a city full of tensions, between separatism and federalism, English, French and Jewish, old money and new. There were political tensions that seemed to feed a creative ferment home that produced Cohen, the bombastic poet Irving Layton, the acerbic novelist Mordecai Richler, the politicians Pierre Trudeau and René Lévesque, the actor Geneviève Bujold and the film-maker Denys Arcand. The Olympics can no more run a deficit than a man can have a baby Jean Drapeau, in 1970 When, on 12 May 1970, during the 69th session of the International Olympic Committee held in Amsterdam, Montreal won out over competing bids from Moscow and Los Angeles to be awarded the Games of the XXI Olympiad, it seemed to signal another triumph. The city had hosted one of the most successful World’s Fairs ever in 1967, and a new baseball team, the Expos, began play in 1969, defeating the St Louis Cardinals 8-7 on 14 April at Jarry Park in the first regular season Major League game in Canada. Following those triumphs, the Olympics were sold to the Montreal public as being modest in design and, above all, inexpensive to stage. The mayor, Jean Drapeau – diminutive, autocratic, mustachioed – declared: “The Olympics can no more run a deficit than a man can have a baby.” *** Facebook Twitter Pinterest Leger (left) and Drapeau (right), listen as Taillibert describes the layout of Parc Olympique. Photograph: Bettmann/Bettmann ArchiveThe 1970 estimate was that the Games would cost C$120m (£65m) in total, with $71m budgeted for the Olympic Stadium itself. Drapeau took a personal hand in the stadium’s design. He and his chief engineer, Claude Phaneuf, selected the French architect Roger Taillibert, who had built the Parc des Princes in Paris and would also design the Olympic Village. Taillibert employed his own team of architects and engineers, and was respected for bringing in projects at, or at least near, budget. (The Parc des Princes, originally budgeted at $12m, cost $18m .) His conception for the “Big O” stadium was grandiose, in a style that might be called space-age fascist: it featured an enormous, inclined tower, the tallest such structure in the world, holding a retractable roof suspended from thick cables and looming over the stadium like a praying mantis over a turtle. There is no evidence, however, that either Taillibert or Drapeau ever had a handle on the management of the various construction sites. There were delays from the very beginning, and construction on the Olympic Park complex (including the Velodrome and Big O) began 18 months late, on 28 April 1973. This put Drapeau right where the powerful and militant Quebec labour unions (the Quebec Federation of Labour and the Confederation of National Trade Unions) wanted him: paying extravagant overtime bills. Out of a total of 530 potential working days between December 1974 and April 1976, the workers would be on strike for 155 days – 30% of the work time available. In one particularly crucial period of construction, from May until the end of October 1975, less than a year before the opening ceremonies were to commence, the unions walked off the job and no work was done at all. Oversight was utterly inadequate on every aspect of the project. During the inflationary 1970s, the price of structural steel alone tripled. In 1973, contractor Regis Trudeau, who had been awarded $6.9m in Olympic construction contracts, built a luxurious chalet costing $163,000 for Gerard Niding, who was Drapeau’s right-hand man and head of Montreal city council’s powerful executive committee. Only when a corruption commission forced his hand, five years later, did Trudeau finally produce a bill charging Niding for the house. Game off! Why the decline of street hockey is a crisis for our kids Read more By 1975, the provincial government had seen enough: they removed Taillibert and formed the Olympic Installations Board (pdf) (OIB) in an attempt to get a handle on the construction. Ironically, no one has since delivered a pithier assessment of the corruption than Taillibert himself. In 2011, he told le Devoir: “The construction of the Olympic Park and stadium showed me a level of organised corruption, theft, mediocrity, sabotage and indifference that I had never witnessed before and have never witnessed since. The system failed completely and every civil engineering firm involved knew they could just open this veritable cash register and serve themselves.” Drapeau himself was never charged or even suspected of personal corruption, but his remark about men having babies came back to haunt him. At the time, the physician Henry Morgentaler was much in the news for openly performing abortions. As the Olympic bill nearly tripled, to $310m, Montreal Gazette cartoonist Aislin drew one of the most famous cartoons of a brilliant career: it depicted a visibly pregnant Drapeau on the phone, saying: “‘Ello? Morgentaler?” *** When the Games finally opened, problems plagued the event itself, too. As it would do with debt, corruption and construction chaos, the Montreal Olympics inspired a trend in boycotts, when 22 African nations refused to participatebecause the IOC would not ban New Zealand for sending the All Blacks rugby team to tour apartheid South Africa. It caught on: western nations boycotted Moscow in 1980 over the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and communist nations retaliated in Los Angeles in 1984. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Montreal’s Olympic Stadium. Photograph: Design Pics Inc/Alamy Stock PhotoMontreal also broke the mould in security. Following the terrorist tragedy at Munich four years earlier, the security bill ended up running to another $100m (more than 80% of what the entire event was initially supposed to cost), not including the cost of the Canadian forces enlisted to help keep order. Meanwhile, some of the athletes were tainted by accusations of doping, including legendary Finnish postman and distance runner Lasse Virén, who was suspected of transfusing his own blood – a practice that was legal at the time, though Viren has always denied it. Far more serious was the treatment of East German athletes, who dominated their events in part because, the world later learned, they’d been fed performance-enhancing drugs for decades, sometimes without their knowledge, under a programme known as State Plan 14.25. Many later suffered psychological problems and had children with birth defects. The struggle in Iqaluit: north and south collide in Canada's Arctic capital Read more In the end, the athletes themselves redeemed at least some portion of the Olympic expense: the Games themselves went off relatively well. If the relentlessly self-promoting American decathlon gold medalist Bruce Jenner caused a few eyeballs to roll, he was overshadowed by the refrigerator-built Soviet weightlifter Vasily Alekseyev, who repeated his heavyweight gold from Munich and set an Olympic record in the snatch while lifting 440kg. And in the first full day of competition, the 14-year-old diminutive Romanian gymnast Nadia Comăneci earned a perfect 10 on the uneven bars – she went on to become the 1976 Olympics’ unquestioned individual star. Canada, meanwhile, became the first host nation to fail to win a gold medal on home soil, a feat made no less exceptional for being repeated at the Calgary Winter Olympics 12 years later. The glow began to fade with the closing ceremonies on 1 August. The final tally of the cost for the Olympics was $1.6bn, a more than 13-fold increase, including at least $1.1bn for the stadium alone. In popular lore, the Big O had officially become the Big Owe. When all was said and done, the city was left with debt that took 30 years to pay off. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Nadia Comăneci, of Romania, dismounts during a perfect 10 performance. Photograph: Paul Vathis/AP*** On 15 November 1976, running on a platform of good government in the wake of the scandals and cost overruns, René Lévesque’s separatist Parti Québecois (PQ) won its first provincial election. The PQ’s promise to hold a referendum on leaving Canada touched off a full-scale anglophone panic in bilingual Montreal, especially within the business community. Sun Life, the huge insurance company, was the first of a stream of Montreal-based corporations to move down Highway 401 to Toronto. When the referendum was eventually held in 1980, Lévesque and the “yes” side lost decisively, but by the end of the 1980s Canada’s financial capital had shifted firmly from St Jacques Street to Bay Street, Toronto. Between 1971 and 1981, the English-speaking population of Montreal declined by nearly 100,000; over the next 20 years – which included another referendum in 1995, that only kept Quebec in Canada by a narrow margin of 50.6% to 49.4% – it would shrink by another 100,000. It would take 30 years for the city of Montreal to retire the Olympic debt Like some medieval castle under a warlock’s curse, the Olympic stadium – visible from dozens of different vantage points in the city, an inescapable reminder of what went wrong – continued to be plagued with problems. In the 1980s, the tower caught fire. In August of 1986, a chunk of it fell on to the baseball field, forcing the Expos to postpone a game. In September of 1991, a bigger 55-tonne concrete slab fell on to an empty walkway. The OIB reassured the public no one was underneath it, prompting one columnist to ask: “How do they know?” The retractable roof never happened; instead, an orange Kevlar roof was finally installed in April of 1987. It tore repeatedly, until it was replaced in 1998 by a fixed roof, which cost another $37m. In the winter of the next year, that roof tore under a heavy snow load, sending a small avalanche of ice cascading on to workers preparing for a motor show. To this day, in a northern Canadian city that averages roughly 50cm of snow a month in winter, the Olympic Stadium cannot be used if the snow load exceeds 3cm. The OIB claims the only thing more expensive than a permanent steel roof (estimated cost: $200m-$300m) would be to tear the whole thing down (estimated cost: $1bn). Their figure has been widely debunked. The roof remains in place, and the Big O now lacks a full-time tenant: the Expos played their last game in 2004 and the franchise moved to Washington DC. Facebook Twitter Pinterest The 200,000 sq ft, 65-tonne Kevlar roof at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal was expected to last 25 years. Photograph: Shaun Best/ReutersThe stadium aside, Montreal did get some bang for its Olympic buck. The excellent Claude Robillard Sports Centre in the city’s north end is still used by thousands of athletes, and the one-time Velodrome has been converted to the Biodome, an enormously popular indoor nature museum. The claim has also been made that the Montreal Olympics proper turned a profit, which is true only if you chalk up the various purpose-built venues, the stadium in particular, to infrastructure. In any case, it would take 30 years for the city of Montreal to retire the Olympic debt. A commission headed by superior court judge Albert Malouf to probe Olympic corruption spent three years, and another $3m, before releasing a 908-page report in 1980 that laid blame squarely at the feet of the mayor. Taillibert, Phaneuf and others shared some of the responsibility, in Malouf’s view, but Drapeau was the principal culprit, with his hands-on style and his habit of turning a blind eye to the shenanigans around him. Top officials and contractors were convicted of fraud and corruption. They included Niding, Drapeau’s right-hand man, who was convicted of breach of trust and sentenced to one day in jail and a $75,000 fine, and contractor Regis Trudeau, who also received a one-day jail sentence and a $100,000 fine. Even Claude Rouleau, head of the OIB installed to stop the bleeding, was found guilty of breach of trust for accepting gifts in connection with the Olympic construction and was ordered to pay $31,000. Fining the miscreants, unfortunately, didn’t help pay off much of the debt. In order to rid itself of the Olympic burden city hall had to skimp on urban essentials for years. Even now, with a belated rush to repair its crumbling infrastructure,Montreal is still paying the price for decades of neglect. *** Forty years on, however, Montreal has endured. The sour jokes about the stadium, the corruption and the Olympic debt are now part of the culture. The separatist movement that convulsed the city in the immediate aftermath of the debacle also brought some much-needed social change. Welcome to the new Toronto: the most fascinatingly boring city in the world Read more Montreal survived by reinventing itself on a smaller, more viable scale. If Toronto seized the mantle of Canada’s financial capital, Montreal is the unquestioned capital of culture, a vibrant city of street art, sculpture and world-class jazz, fireworks, comedy and fringe festivals, the city no longer just of Leonard Cohen but of Arcade Fire and Cirque du Soleil. Le Bistro is long gone, but Montreal is still hip, the bars and restaurants and clubs the liveliest in the country, a walking city where the cafes are full all day long and joie de vivretrumps quotidian worries over such inconvenient details as bounced rent cheques and unpaid parking tickets. Montreal remains the polar opposite of money and real-estate obsessed Toronto – though where it was once a smaller, colder Paris, Montreal is now more North American, less European, less blithely certain of its position in the universe. Nevertheless, the Olympic debt is paid, separatism is a diminished force and there is even a tentative plan afoot to bring back the Expos. When spring finally comes after the long winters, there is a buoyant sense of rebirth and confidence in the future. If you can ignore the potholes and the still-simmering controversies over municipal corruption, Montreal is once again a great place to live. But you can’t escape the sense that the city might have had it all. In truth, before the Olympics, it did. Guardian Cities is devoting a week to exploring all things Canada. Get involved onTwitter and Facebook and share your thoughts with #GuardianCanada
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    Just curieux... je pensais à ça tantôt : il y en a tu entre vous qui sont sur Facebook et/ou qui voudraient créer un groupe?
  18. est-ce que je suis le seul a avoir deja vu "popper" malek sur facebook comme personne que je pourrait connaitre ? c'est arriver au moins 4 ou 5 fois dans les dernieres semaines ... ce qui me fatigue c'est que le seul lien qui pourrait exister entre mtlurb et facebook est l'addresse email que j'ai utiliser pour enregistrer mon compte sur l'un et l'autre des site. faut il supposer que facebook scan les profils d'usagers des autres sites et forums a la recherches d'information pour tracer des liens entre les gens ?? c'est spooky desfois ce truc la ...
  19. Why isn't there a directory for all the judges in Quebec? There is a directory for Judges but on Wikipedia and it is for Judges from the 19th century. They hold a job that is paid by tax dollars. Those people should have their name posted online and with their work related email address. Same goes for all other public employees. Why isn't there any transparency? I would love to see every penny of the tax dollars and where it goes. What is funny, even the politicians don't even put their email addresses online. It is so much fun, trying to find the proper inbox to send them a letter. [update]: I so far found 14 judges that serve here in Montreal. That is a small number from the 89 - 101 judges. Jean Charest National Assembly (Only one I could find) Liberal Party (I am not sure if it is the proper one) Francois Legault National Assembly (Found on Facebook) Coalition (You will most likely get an email back from their info email address.) Pauline Marois National Assembly (Found on Facebook) Parti Québécois (I am not sure if it is the proper one)
  20. voila un groupe facebook qui demande la démission de Charest http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=271264698526&ref=mf
  21. Le fondateur du site internet Cake Financial est catégorique: «Rien ne prouve que les experts sont meilleurs que le reste d’entre nous pour choisir les actions qui performent.» Pour en lire plus...
  22. Avec le gouvernement libéral de Trudeau peut etre allons nous voir une liaison directe Montreal-Beyrouth? Il y a une demande ici de la forte communauté Libanaise de Montréal. En plus avec l'afflux des syriens ca va accroitre la necessité de permettre cette route. A tu idée Mark_AC ou en est le gouvernement a ce sujet? Je sais que Rovinescu avait en tete une liaison Montreal-Beyrouth. Il y a meme une page facebook en faveur d'une telle route. https://www.facebook.com/MontrealBeyrouthDirectFlight
  23. http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/montreal/What+that+mysterious+boom/9216575/story.html MONTREAL - What was that boom? What was that flash of light? And where were they coming from? Hudson, St-Lazare and towns farther afield were rocked briefly by the sound of an explosion and a flash of blue-green light in the night sky at around 8 p.m. Tuesday. But the source of the big boom remains a mystery. Officials in the off-island towns, as well as at the Sûreté du Québec, were flummoxed, leaving residents who heard the noise to wonder what happened. "No one seems to know what it is exactly, but a friend described it as bright blue flash in the sky followed by the sound," tweeted Kalina Laframboise. "It's been heard all over the region but no details," wrote Greg Patterson. "My opinion is that it was a meteor hitting the atmosphere with sonic boom." "Felt like an explosion, or a 'short' earthquake," Faith MacLeod said on Off Island Gazette's Facebook page. "Stepped outside and neighbours were out wondering what it was." "Yes, was sitting watching TV and I thought one of my kids fell out of bed. It was super loud," added Jenn Ryan Baluyot on the same Facebook page. Residents from Pincourt to Pointe-Claire and Pierrefonds reported hearing the sound. On social media, it was even reported as far away as Ormstown and Cornwall, Ont. St-Lazare mayor Robert Grimaudo said he had no idea what the source of the explosion was. Nor did the SQ, nor Environment Canada. Nothing in the weather patterns in the area could be to blame, least of all the snow that began to fall around the same time, an Environment Canada spokesperson said. Tracy Moore was at home in St-Lazare with her boyfriend and heard and felt something strange around 8 p.m. "It was really freaky — we heard this boom outside," she told The Gazette an hour later. "It sounded like that explosion we had last summer at the fireworks factory here. "It was just this boom. It lasted a few seconds." Moore went online to a local Facebook "community connections" group she's a member of, and wrote: "Did anybody hear the boom? Or was it just us?" "And, like, 211 posts later, people are still talking about it," she said. "People felt their house shaking and thought a tree had landed on it. The dogs were freaking out. My girlfriend in Cornwall, her husband works for Ontario Hydro and he saw this flash of light in the sky. "He says he never saw anything like it before — and he works for Hydro!" Did you hear anything? Let us know on Twitter @mtlgazette or by leaving a comment on this story. For more on this story visit the Montreal Gazette's Off Island site. © Copyright © The Montreal Gazette