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.
Canada has history of construction scandals
Quebec has been gripped for the past several weeks by allegations of deeply entrenched collusion and corruption in the construction industry, Canadian columnist Peter Black writes.
Revisiting the War of 1812
Were it not for Johnny Horton's classic ditty, "The Battle of New Orleans," it seems Plattsburgh could easily lay claim to the title of most famous American city of the War of 1812, Canadian columnist Peter Black writes.
View from Canada, 10 years after 9/11
We thought a wayward private plane had crashed into the tower, Canadian columnist Peter Black recalls. Watching CNN from my desk in the newsroom at about 8:30 that morning, we quickly realized that this was no small plane and this was no small accident.
Quebec has low fees for higher education
A few years ago, we used to joke, my wife and I, that the fees for our younger son's hockey program at his public high school were more than those for our older son's term at our local university, Canadian columnist Peter Black says.
Canada's version of John Adams
Quebec columnist Peter Black finds interesting parallels between our John Adams and one of Canada's early advocates of confederation.
Canadian leader fighting cancer
Not too many people saw this coming, says Canadian columnist Peter Black. Parliamentary reporters, though, were beginning to ask where Jack Layton had vanished in the depths of summer.
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