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‘Trump was a reality-TV candidate,’ Hillary Clinton tells audience in Montreal

Hillary Rodham Clinton told audience at Montreal’s Palais des Congrès on Monday night that she accepts blame for what she didn’t do right in her failed bid for the United States presidency in 2016.

Hillary Rodham Clinton told a crowd of 3,500 at Montreal’s Palais des Congrès on Monday night that she accepts blame for what she didn’t do right in her failed bid for the United States presidency in 2016.

But there was also what she called “a perfect storm” of circumstances, including deep currents of anger flowing through the culture, information warfare waged by the Kremlin, a political press that said her use of a private email server during her term as secretary of state was the most important story of the election and the intervention only days before the Nov. 8 election by then-director James Comey of the FBI investigation into her use of the server.

Montreal is one of three Canadian stops on Clinton’s 15-city tour to promote her new book, What Happened (Simon & Schuster). The book describes her thoughts and feelings during the campaign — from what it was like to run against Donald Trump, how she has coped with losing to him and how she picked herself up afterward.

In her introduction, author and friend Louise Penny described Clinton as “hilarious, playful, always thoughtful and considerate” and called What Happened a “searing book of great honesty by one of the towering figures of a generation.”

Clinton is a fan of Penny’s books, and Penny was host to the Clintons during a vacation they took in the Eastern Townships in August.

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Hillary Clinton talks election loss, new book and inspiring women in Montreal

Clinton stopped at Palais des Congès to promote her new book Monday night

By Marilla Steuter-Martin, CBC News Posted: Oct 23, 2017 9:36 PM ETLast Updated: Oct 23, 2017 9:42 PM ET

Hillary Clinton promotes her new book "What Happened" Monday, October 23, 2017 in Montreal.

Hillary Clinton promotes her new book “What Happened” Monday, October 23, 2017 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Around 2,000 people gathered at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal Monday night to hear former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speak during a stop on her new book tour.

Clinton’s book, What Happened, was released last month and has been praised for its candour and willingness to admit mistakes as well as being openly critical of the Trump administration.


Hillary Clinton’s book, What Happened, was released last month. (Google Books)

The former first lady was introduced by a close friend of the Clinton family, Quebec author Louise Penny.

Clinton and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, were in Quebec’s Eastern Townships in August vacationing and visiting with Penny.

She was welcomed onstage and warmly applauded by the crowd.

Clinton wore a surgical boot on her right foot, which she fractured falling down some stairs last week.

Still, she spoke gamely, talking about her book and taking questions from moderator Caroline Codsi, president and founder of Women in Governance.d more

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Hillary was sporting a fashionable chapeau while shopping at a popular bookstore in Knowlton, Quebec.  In September, we expect to see Hillary coming to our own hometown bookstores.

Spotted: Clinton family in Knowlton bookstore

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Hillary Clinton poses for a photo with Jessica Brown and her family (Photo courtesy Jessica Brown)

CTV Montreal
Published Thursday, August 17, 2017 8:45AM EDT

The Clinton family is seeing the sights and posing with fans during their vacation in the Eastern Townships.

Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton popped into Brome Lake Books in Knowlton on Wednesday and were promptly swarmed by a crowd of well-wishers.

Residents posed for multiple pictures with the Clintons before allowing them to browse the bookstore.

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Knowlton is where author Louise Penny lives, and this is the bookstore where fans often run into her. Many think Knowlton is the model for Three Pines, the village central to most of Penny’s murder mysteries. Penny has been showing the Clintons some of the sights around the Eastern Townships.

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If you read the Inspector Gamache books by Louise Penny, I have read all of them, you know a little about the Eastern Townships of Quebec where Hillary and Bill Clinton are vacationing with the family and close friends. Louise Penny is also staying at the resort with them. She visited with them at their Chappaqua home back in March. Bill is hoping his friend, former prime minister Jean Chrétien, will also be joining them to help him celebrate his birthday.

Here they all are out for a boat ride on Lake Massawippi.  We get our first glimpse of little Aidan.

Say what you will about the Daily Mail. You can always count on them for a wealth of pictures!


Hillary and Bill Clinton enjoy family vacation in Canada

  • Hillary and Bill Clinton are on vacation in the village of North Hatley in Quebec this week
  • The pair are being joined by daughter Chelsea and her husband Marc as well as their two grandchildren Charlotte and Aidan
  • The family was invited on the vacation by author Louise Penny, whose series of novels about the fictional Inspector Gamache are a favorite of Hillary
  • The family all went for a boat ride on Lake Massawippi Tuesday, where Hillary could be seen doting on young Aidan, who just turned one in June
  • Marc was seen holding Charlotte while Bill, who turns 71 this weekend, chatted with the other guests on the boat
  • On Tuesday Hillary also did some shopping and picked up chocolate while Bill strolled the streets and meet with residents 

Hillary Clinton has headed up to Quebec for the week, where she is enjoying a family vacation with Bill, Chelsea and her husband Marc Mezvinsky, and her two young grandchildren Charlotte and Aidan.

And on Tuesday, the group enjoyed some time out on the water, touring  Lake Massawippi in a small motorboat.

Photos show Hillary as she dotes on young Aidan, who is being held by mom Chelsea while Marc sits with daughter Charlotte.

The Clintons hosted author Louise Penny in Chappaqua in March, 2017.

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If, like Hillary Clinton, you find yourself drawn to Quebec after reading Louise Penny‘s Inspector Gamache books, you will understand why the Clinton family has decided to vacation in the Eastern Townships this summer. Hillary has touted Penny’s works, descriptive of the region and instructive regarding events in Canadian history. Most of the murder mysteries are set in the fictional village of Three Pines founded as a refuge for loyalists during the American Revolution.

The tiny village of North Hatley in Quebec’s Eastern Townships will play host to a high-profile political family from across the border starting this weekend.

Former U.S. president Bill Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, their daughter Chelsea and their two grandchildren are planning to stay at Hovey Manor, sources tell Radio-Canada.

The Clintons are expected to arrive at the exclusive resort on Sunday and stay until Aug. 19. They will be housed in one of the suites away from the main building.


Hovey Manor, located in the village of North Hatley, recently placed 19th on a list of the world’s finest hotels by Travel & Leisure Magazine. (Hovey Manor)

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Wishing the whole family a wonderful vacation!

Hillary and Bill Clinton are scheduled for a joint appearance in Dallas in November.



Bill and Hillary Clinton will take your questions at Irving Music Factory event | Politics

Seth Wenig/Associated Press

Karen Robinson-Jacobs, Hospitality/Leisure Industry Reporter

The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, and former President Bill Clinton will take questions during a joint appearance Nov. 17 at The Pavilion Indoor Theater at the Irving Music Factory.

Tickets go on sale at 10 am. Aug. 18 through Ticketmaster.com . Only limited pricing information for tickets, for two sections near the stage, was available Tuesday. The most expensive tickets listed were nearly $8,000 each. The least expensive tickets listed were more than $4,000 each.

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