Nadia has written a post wondering who should be the next mayor of Montreal. Her conclusion – and mine as well – we could do a LOT worse than André Boisclair in that job. Boisclair is dynamic, (more or less) bilingual, young, knows provincial politics well (an essential point for the next mayor), and popular. Popular? Well it wasn’t Montreal that voted massively against him for Premier – that was the rest of Quebec. It’s time to turn to a new generation of politician. Tremblay has seemed bored and devoid of vision for years – Montreal needs someone who actually wants to do the job, and will represent Montreal as it really is. The election is coming in 2009 – there’s more than enough time left for him to turn his attention to municipal politics.
Kristian Gravenor has posted a Google map that locates every bar in Montreal in 1950 in his fun blog, Coolopolis.
I forgot to mention it last week, but at this month’s YULBlog First Wednesday there was a crew from montreal.tv doing a piece on the monthly event. Here’s the piece. I think it might have been the first time I have been recorded speaking French for a TV or radio piece! (Note to self: don’t back away from the mike in future).
developing w00tSlam – A New Media PowerPoint Slam.
In his words,
I got inspired last night at the Pecha Kucha event that happened in Montreal. […] That’s when I got thinking…
There is so much confusion out there about New Media, Technology, Marketing, Communications, Advertising and Public Relations, why not take the spirit of Pecha Kucha and tweak it for business people or those interested in how New Media and Technology affects business?
Welcome to w00tSlam – A New Media PowerPoint Slam.
There are so many great projects getting started and already underway in Montreal at the moment that this is sure to be a great event.