• Black_Peter_2014_cropped.jpg Columnist's Canada in 1954

    I will depart from my usual discreet journalistic anonymity just this once and offer a few personal reflections on my life as a Canadian, writes columnist Peter Black.

    January 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • peter_black.jpg Prime minister's hockey history

    By my count, President Barack Obama has written three books under his own pen, writes Canadian columnist Peter Black.

    December 27, 2013 1 Photo

  • peter_black.jpg Quebec City displays Holy Door

    It's the first and only such thing in North America: a Holy Door, writes Canadian columnist Peter Black.

    December 13, 2013 1 Photo

  • peter_black.jpg Rouge et Or Tide rolls on

    Much like I probably will never understand the system by which Americans choose their presidents, what with primaries and the electoral college and all, I likely will never understand how Americans decide the best college football team, writes Canadian columnist Peter Black.

    November 29, 2013 1 Photo

  • peter_black.jpg The 'Pork and Beans War'

    A measure of the obscurity of the last organized military confrontation between British North America and the United States is that there's confusion over the origin of its nickname, writes Canadian columnist Peter Black.

    November 15, 2013 1 Photo

  • peter_black.jpg Reviewing Canadian troops

    It's called Veterans Day south of the border and Remembrance Day in Canada and in other nations in the British Commonwealth and elsewhere around the world, writes Canadian columnist Peter Black.

    November 1, 2013 1 Photo

  • peter_black.jpg Canadian Thanksgiving vs. Halloween

    Besides the date, there are just some minor differences between Thanksgiving in Canada and the United States.

    October 18, 2013 1 Photo

  • peter_black.jpg Ambassadors to Canada

    Bruce Heyman will be the 30th U.S. ambassador to Canada -- when the Senate gets around to confirming his nomination, writes Canadian columnist Peter Black.

    October 4, 2013 1 Photo

  • Undecided border battles Peter Black writes how history differs depending on what side you grow up hearing it from.

    September 20, 2013

  • peter_black.jpg Canadian reefer madness

    One wouldn't call Ottawa the latter-day Haight-Ashbury; nor were the damp past two months akin to the Summer of Love, writes Canadian columnist Peter Black.

    September 6, 2013 1 Photo