Friday, September 07, 2007

Montreal news stories

The top news stories of the day in Montreal:

According to his new book, Brian Mulroney hates Lucien Bouchard because it seems Lucien betrayed him.

Newsflash Brian. You are both politicians, what can you expect? I'm sure you betrayed your share of people too in order to climb as far as you did. No one is whining about it. Seriously, get over yourself.

In other news.

Daniel Brière, a hockey player for those of you not in the know, chose to sign a contract with Philadelphia over Montreal. Two months ago. Quite a while you say? Yep, and yet....

And yet it's still front page news in Montreal that the guy went elsewhere. Feelings are hurt, I suppose, that a Quebecer would prefer somewhere else over Quebec.

I know Montrealers take their hockey seriously but this is ridiculous. It's been two (count 'em TWO) months. Stop whining! (again) Get over it!

He was quoted as commenting that if people were still upset after so long, he figured he had made the right decision. Well duh. Indeed.

And apparently:

The McGill subway station is in really bad shape and probably needs lots of emergency work. I'm thinking it'll probably collapse one day at rush hour, The Bay (a department store for those non-Canadians among you) will tumble into the hole and they can always blame a terrorist attack. As an add-on to this story, it would seem that a good portion of bridges and overpasses in Quebec are in dire straits. It's a matter of time before more of them collapse.


Of the three, am I the only one who thinks only the last item somewhat newsworthy?

11 comments:

Jill said...

Let's see....a couple of stories about some belly-aching over hurt feelings versus the possible imminent collapse of the public infrastructure that would undoubtedly kill many people and leave the city's transportation system crippled for months? I think I'm going to agree with you on this one.

somewhere joe said...

"He was quoted as commenting that if people were still upset after so long, he figured he had made the right decision." Who said hockey players are dumb?

"I'm thinking it'll probably collapse one day at rush hour, The Bay (a department store for those non-Canadians among you) will tumble into the hole..." They'll clean up with a basement sale!

ticknart said...

That second one sounds pretty serious to me.

All those Canadian hockey stars coming down to the US to take away jobs from the mediocre players produced in the states! I'm sickened! No longer should American hockey be played by Northerners! Boycott! Boycott!

In other news: Collapsing bridges=bad.

geewits said...

You are correct. That's like here, Jerry Jones is nearly always on the front page. If you don't know who that is good for you! He belongs in the sports section, not on the front page.

Jocelyn said...

We're all still pretty rattled here in Minnesota over the collapse of the I-35 bridge this summer, so I gotta agree with you on the newsworhiness of the last one.

Phil said...

Stupid Daniel Briere should have stayed with the Sabres.

Dave said...

Well, as a fellow Canadain, I think they are all relevant. I am looking forward to the Mulroney Interview on TV.

Big Brother said...

Yep, collapsing infrastructure definitely trumps politicians and sports stars. ;o)

choochoo said...

I'm not even Canadian, so...

Jazz said...

Jill - Funny how the bellyaching always takes top priority

Joe - Basement sale! I love it.

Ticknart - OK, well from that point of view, maybe it is serious

Geewits - And Jerry Jones is.... ????

Jocelyn - Yeah, that was pretty whacked. And here I thought Quebec was the only one with falling bridges. You guys topped us easy.

Phil - If you say so

Dave - He was interviewed? When?

BB - I guess that depends on the news media

Choochoo - Plus you have a new computer to play with...

Hageltoast said...

Nope, you are not alone, but yikes, how come your bridges and stuff are so dodge?