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  • 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

  • peter_black.jpg Free the flow of my grapes

    There was a time when "Canadian wine" would have been considered an oxymoron in the order of "Florida maple syrup," writes Canadian columnist Peter Black.

    August 23, 2013 1 Photo

  • peter_black.jpg Back to beach in Quebec City

    We've been to Toronto, Canada's largest city, dozens of times, having family there, Canadian columnist Peter Black writes.

    August 9, 2013 1 Photo

  • peter_black.jpg Louis Cyr lifted up Quebec

    This summer, there's the usual offering of cinema superheroes, what with your men of steel, wolverines, lone rangers and what-not, writes Canadian columnist Peter Black.

    July 26, 2013 1 Photo

  • peter_black.jpg Ben Franklin's Canadian adventure

    As if Benjamin Franklin didn't get enough recognition, writes Canadian columnist Peter Black.

    July 12, 2013 1 Photo