Thursday 8 May 2008

Maxime Bernier est un moron

Le ministre Maxime Bernier n'a jamais fait preuve de beaucoup de jugement, mais ça dépasse tout. Un peu plus là-dessus ici et en anglais ici. Sur le blogue de Patrick Lagacé aussi. Et moi qui croyais que ces choses-là n'arrivaient que dans le monde de la fiction.


John McFetridge said...

Ha! That's funny. Maxime Bernier.

I found your blog because of a comment you left on Kevin Burton Smith's blog. I liked your post about Omerta. I grew up in Montreal (now live in Toronto - also because of a marriage) and have only seen a couple of episodes but they were very good. Did you see the episode in the final season of The Sopranos when they deal with the guys from Quebec and make a trip to Montreal?

Also, although there was no award from the Crime Writers of Canada for writing in French last year, there will be this year. The nominees are:

Mario Bolduc, Tsiganes (Libre Expression)
Johanne Seymour, Le Cercle des Pénitents (Libre Expression)
Pierre H. Richard, GHB: Grossier, Horrible et Bête (Editions Pratiko)
Diane Vincent, Epidermes (Triptyque)
Norbert Spehner, Scènes de Crimes: Enquêtes sur le Roman Policier Contemporain (Alire).

Guillaume said...

Hey, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a message! I love the thrillingdetective website and its blog.

About Bernier, yes, it's funny, but the guy should have known better (and if he really didn't know that his girlfriend had a criminal ex-husband, he should have known, period). I don't think there were any serious risks of pressure, blackmail or corruption from the mob, but you never know, especially with a guy who has never been famous to show any kind of judgment in the past.

I never seen that Sopranos episode, but I want to watch it. I want to watch the whole series, if I can get the time. I enjoyed all three seasons of Omertà, season 2 being my favorite because of its tight plot and solid characterisation (the best in the series), Omertà 3 focused a bit too much on the maffia for my taste 9still, highly enjoyable) and I hope we will see an Omertà 4.

I sadly don't follow much Québec crime fiction scene (I should), but I do read the Revue Alibis. They do a good job, but nothing like the encyclopaedic thrillingdetective.