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.
Milestone year for Canada
It may be an admission of lack of imagination or narrowness to declare that the highlights of the waning year in Canada were mostly about politics, writes Canadian columnist Peter Black.
Henri's dream and the freeway
Every day, tens of thousands of motorists in Quebec City take the "Henri IV," Canadian columnist Peter Black writes.
Mark Carney, banking superstar
When he retires at some distant date, Mark Carney may reflect on his legacy, Canadian columnist Peter Black writes.
New Quebec party looks to the future
Francois Legault was once the go-to guy for a group of Quebec entrepreneurs putting together a charter air service from the remnants of a couple of failing companies, Canadian columnist Peter Black writes.
Gilles Lamontagne's War
As Remembrance Day approaches, I inevitably think of my dad, Canadian columnist Peter Black writes. He was a veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force, and although he never faced enemy fire, he signed up knowing such a terrible thing was a possibility.
When Prime Minister King met Hitler
I've been in the grip of Philip Kerr's "Berlin Noir" trilogy for the past few weeks, Canadian columnist Peter Black writes.
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