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Bonjour. Hi.

Bonjour – Hi. We think that those two letters, Hi, should be emblazoned on billboards all over Montreal. While his party is in the toilet, Lisee seems to be able to keep that word – separation – alive. He’s insidious and sneaky.

Couple his remarks with the fact in today’s paper that 7,000 people left Montreal last year and you have a recipe for big companies thinking ten times about coming here, as they have since 1976.

And it’s not just Anglos who are leaving. So are francophones. Couillard was an idiot to agree with Lisee’s motion. He should have had the kahoonas to say it was ridiculous and made us the laughing stock of North America, which it did. The NY Times ran a story about it.

The provincial government in Quebec are infuriating and just plain dumb. Wait Blanche, we have another idea: Someone should create toilet paper with the word hi written all over it and give it to Lisee and Couillard. Maybe then they will get the point.

Justin Trudeau is definitely not having a good time in China. In fact, he’s most likely changing his shirt a few times a day due to heavy sweating. Seems he cannot launch a deal on free trade negotiations.

As we have said on more than one occasion, the bad combination of being in a job where’s he’s over his head coupled with air between his ears doesn’t bode well for him.

Yesterday, the meeting with the Chinese delegation ended in stalemate after the two sides could not agree on language about the inclusion of labour protections in the framework for talks.

Perhaps Trudeau’s handlers prepped him and he forgot what they told him. Or perhaps they thought he could smile his way through China while taking selfies and wearing fancy socks. Neither worked.

There are three rules when trying to do business with the Chinese: never try to impose your own values; never interpret acknowledgment during a meeting as agreement; don’t assume the people in that meeting have the authority to strike a deal. We are thinking that this was way too much information for Trudeau to absorb.

Blanche, ya think they need to put a net under the new Champlain Bridge to catch cars that might fall through?

You know, the one where over 2000 new parts came in defective? How defective you ask? Here’s the list they shared: porous steel plates; incomplete or non-existent soldering; defective bolts; and several holes poorly aligned in parts that have to be bolted together. One can only imagine the list they didn’t share.

And the cost? Here’s something to ponder. In NY, they are rebuilding the Tappan Zee bridge. It’s about 3 miles long and will cost $4 billion US. The Champlain Bridge is 2 miles long and so far the cost is $4.2 billion CAD. Got that?

Now that the balloon has been flown that over 2000 parts were defective and needed repair and because of that workers need to do overtime to fix said part, you can bet your bippy that $4.2 billion will be at least $5 billion by the time they are done.

The parts are being built in Trois-Rivières, Quebec City, Terrebonne and Madrid, Spain. They don’t say which plants the issues are coming from. And one more question: Spain? They couldn’t find anywhere further away to get parts? Quebec sais faire yet again. Bonjour, hi.

Blanche, for this one you need the mega barf bag. Colin Kaepernick might not have a future ahead of him in football. Ah, but he must be some kind of genius with much to offer aside from teaching students how not to stand for the national anthem. He will be paid six figures to give ‘lectures’ on college campuses and serve as the master of ceremonies at self-congratulatory leftist awards events.

On top of winning GQ’s “Citizen of the Year Award” and Sports Illustrated’s “Muhammad Ali Legacy Award,” Kaepernick has been awarded the “courageous advocate” award at the ACLU of Southern California’s annual Bill of Rights Dinner at the Beverly Wilshire.

Kaepernick is now a model for young people to emulate? There are no words.

Hot off the press: Russia has been banned from the winter olympics in 2018. Quel surprise. It took the IOC about 50 years to figure out that women from Russia, who looked like men, were on steroids or other enhancing drugs. Next.

According to Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, there could be a very serious backlash regarding all those harassment charges. Men in positions of power may be very, very, very, reluctant to hire women.

This is a good news bad news story: The good news is that women won’t be harassed. The bad news is that they won’t be promoted or even hired.

Somewhere there will be some kind of equilibrium and yes, the men who were outed deserve what they are getting.

One of the cases that directly relate to this is happening now in Ottawa. During a photo shoot, a male MP was standing between two women and flippantly said this is not my idea of a threesome. He did not think before he spoke and his words were piggish.

He apologized three times but it appears that the woman involved was not happy with three apologies. He offered to go into mediation to render an apology. Not enough.

The woman in question here is traveling on the backs of the other women who came forward with serious charges. He apologized, realized he was wrong and she should have let it go. She could not and stood up in parliament yesterday and said the following:

“These comments have caused me great stress and have negatively affected my work environment.” Dearie, you need to get some help. You are obviously very delicate in nature. The dude apologized publicly and privately. You can’t take blood from a stone and he’s not resigning if that’s your objective.

We’ll talk…

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