An Abundance of Lobsters?

A translation by Judith Turcotte Lobsters are in abundance this year in Gaspésie and the fishermen are expecting a record year. In a Radio-Canada news report, the managing director of the Regroupement des pêcheurs professionnels du sud de la Gaspésie attributed this result to the fishermen who, in his opinion, had made great efforts in … Lire plus

Plastic Everywhere

A translation by Judith Turcotte In ’’Invisible Crisis “a recent blog, I had written a paragraph on microplastics that were found in the St. Lawrence River. I didn’t know at the time that the problem with plastic would make the headlines last week. When we think of the pollution due to plastics, we see images … Lire plus

Drugs, Viruses and Bacteria

A translation by Judith Turcotte. A variety of drugs are found in the St. Lawrence River. In a recent study by the Université de Montréal, we learn that we find caffeine, carbamazepine, diclofenac and ibuprofen in its waters. The carbamazepine is an anti-convulsive drug used in the treatment of epilepsy and diclofenac is an anti-inflammatory … Lire plus

An invisible Crisis

A translation by Judith Turcotte Last fall, the Fondation Rivières published its 2022 list of untreated wastewater discharges in the lakes and rivers of Québec. During the year, there were more than 57,263 discharges. For those who read my blogs, you know that these discharges disgust me especially since our lakes and rivers represent our … Lire plus

Sources of Freshwater

A translation by Judith Turcotte In my previous blog, I described the dangers that threatened the largest basin of freshwater created by the Great lakes and the St. Lawrence River. In this same blog, I wondered about other sources of drinking water. DESALINATION The ocean water represents 97% of the water on the planet; however, … Lire plus


A translation by Judith Turcotte The St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes represent one of the most important freshwater basins in the world. More than 40 million people live on the shores of this basin and depend on this water for their consumption and the irrigation of their farm land. We worry about the pollution … Lire plus

Illusion of Power

I am pleased to announce that my book, Illusion de pouvoir is now available in English under the title Illusion of Power. The translator is Judith Turcotte, who happens to also be my wife. With 111,230 words on 300 pages, the translation took two years to complete. The reader interested in municipal politics, will enjoy … Lire plus

NEWS (November 2023)

ILLUSION OF POWER You read that right. Illusion of Power. During the summer, my wife, Judith undertook the translation of my third novel, Illusion de pouvoir in English. The novel recounts the difficult life of a character who becomes the mayor of Montréal. She is in review mode and hopes to have the novel published … Lire plus