• 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

  • 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