French voting in North America
There are reminders out there that the world, or at least a certain stratum of the world, once operated in French, Canadian columnist Peter Black writes.
Conrad Black returns home
It's not just because we share a surname — though no known family connections — that I follow from a distance the life and times of Conrad Black (Lord Black of Crossharbour, actually), columnist Peter Black writes.
Tainted birthday for Canadian charter
There's a stain on the Canadian Constitution —- literally, and some say figuratively, as well, writes Canadian columnist Peter Black.
Caisse: the people's conglomerate
It's been many years since I've been to Miami, so I don't recall the Mary Brickell Village area, which apparently is now one of the most popular destinations for shopping, dining and drinking in the bustling city's downtown, writes Canadian columnist Peter Black.
Opposition battles for the center
If Thomas Mulcair is elected leader of the New Democratic Party this weekend, as most observers say he will be, it will create one of the more ironic situations in modern Canadian politics — this in a country created by a seemingly contradictory Liberal-Conservative Party, Canadian columnist Peter Black writes.
Climate change threatens rinks
This morning, as I do most mornings once the city puts up the boards for my local outdoor rink, usually in late November, I checked the condition of the ice, Canadian columnist Peter Black writes.
The town the colonel built
My wife's grandfather was a newspaperman in Montreal who accumulated a mountain of books during his career, Canadian columnist Peter Black writes.
Madonna returns to roots
"The Super Bowl was the rehearsal for her Quebec show," the mayor of Quebec City joked this week. Regis Labeaume was referring to news that global megastar Madonna was coming to his city to work it out musically on Labor Day on the Plains of Abraham, Canadian columnist Peter Black writes.
Tinker, tailor, soldier and spy
The arrest last week of a Canadian navy intelligence officer on charges of espionage has people wondering whether the Cold War ever ended, Peter Black writes.
Canadian Liberals weigh holding primary
American politics is baffling to Canadians at the best of times, what with all those complicated checks and balances, states' rights and electoral colleges and all, Canadian columnist Peter Black writes.
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