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  • 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

  • peter_black.jpg That's 'World War Zed,' in Canada

    The release of Brad Pitt's blockbuster zombie apocalypse movie has sparked a frenzy in the English-speaking world, writes Canadian columnist Peter Black.

    June 28, 2013 1 Photo

  • peter_black.jpg Le Chef's field of dreams

    There's an apocryphal story that Maurice Duplessis, who ruled Quebec for nearly 20 years (some say with an iron fist), was such an ardent baseball fan that on his dying day in September 1959, he was wondering if his Yankees had won the night before, writes Canadian columnist Peter Black.

    June 14, 2013 1 Photo

  • peter_black.jpg Trouble in Canada's upper house

    A few years back, when Mike Duffy was a respected TV journalist and faithful habitué of the Parliamentary press club bar and office party circuit, he was called "senator" because of his (what we thought to be) joking desire to be named to the chamber of "sober second thought," writes Canadian columnist Peter Black.

    May 31, 2013 1 Photo

  • peter_black.jpg Conservative champion gone

    One of the worthless but sentimental things I've collected over the years is a copy of the final edition of the Toronto Telegram, dated Oct. 30, 1971, writes Canadian columnist Peter Black.

    May 17, 2013 1 Photo

  • peter_black.jpg Maple Leafs in the spring

    I've been waiting nine years to write this column, writes Canadian columnist Peter Black.

    May 3, 2013 1 Photo

  • peter_black.jpg Bringing Liberal civil war to an end

    Abraham Lincoln he is not, writes Canadian columnist Peter Black. And he did not exactly say "a house divided against itself cannot stand."

    April 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • peter_black.jpg Canada patriot Tom Connors stomps out

    I was maybe 12 years old when I had my brush with the man who would go on to become one of Canada's most beloved musical heroes, writes Canadian columnist Peter Black.

    April 5, 2013 1 Photo

  • peter_black.jpg New leader's political brain surgery

    The new leader of the Quebec Liberal party is offering a gift for Canada's 150th anniversary, coming up in 2017, writes Canadian columnist Peter Black.

    March 22, 2013 1 Photo

  • peter_black.jpg Canadian film awards seeks moniker

    Veteran American actor James Cromwell has charmed and terrified people in such diverse screen fare as "Babe" and "American Horror Story," portrayed no less than four U.S. presidents and been nominated for many awards, including an Oscar and three Emmys, writes Canadian columnist Peter Black.

    March 8, 2013 1 Photo