Conrad Black's re-entry into Canadian society looks as precisely planned as a space-shuttle landing in Florida.
First came the remarkably smooth egress from a U.S. federal prison on May 4: after serving more than three years for fraud, Black was delivered straight to the airport to hop a plane to Toronto.
Speculation that his felony conviction and renunciation of his Canadian citizenship would keep the door to Canada closed, for a while at least, turned out to be wildly wrong. Immigration officials approved a one-year residency permit well in time, allowing an immediate return to the family manse on Toronto's exclusive Bridle Path neighbourhood.
Now, after some restorative seclusion, Black has started re-emerging as a public man, giving a lengthy interview to CBC News anchor Peter Mansbridge.
A read through the interview transcript shows Lord Black of Crossharbour has lost none of his, what's the word, certainty about things. He's defiant and unapologetic.
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