The Moment: Conrad Black’s artfully orchestrated return
There was plenty of hand-wringing among politicians and pundits over His Lordship’s homecoming, but the rest of us collectively shrugged. Maybe that’s because he’d never really left. From his Miami jail cell, Black was more engaged in Canadian public life than he had been before he famously gave up his citizenship a decade ago. He wrote a regular newspaper column and a juicy tell-all, befriended Margaret Atwood and became an outspoken critic of the Harper government. So when the Lord and Lady emerged from their Bridle Path home and shamelessly snogged before the cameras, we weren’t surprised. The Conrad Black reputation restoration campaign had, after all, been 37 months in the making.