The Financial Post
was an English Canadian
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean...
business newspaper, which published from 1907 to 1998. In 1998, the publication was folded into the new National Post
The National Post is a Canadian English-language national newspaper based in Don Mills, a district of Toronto. The paper is owned by Postmedia Network Inc. and is published Mondays through Saturdays...
, although the name Financial Post
has been retained as the banner for that paper's business section and also lives on in the Post’
s monthly business magazine, Financial Post Business.
The Financial Post
was first published in 1907 by John Bayne Maclean
Lieutenant Colonel John Bayne Maclean was a Canadian publisher. He founded Maclean's Magazine, the Financial Post and the Maclean Publishing Company, later known as Maclean-Hunter....
. It was a weekly publication, and one of the core assets of Maclean's media business, which eventually became Maclean-Hunter
Maclean-Hunter was a Canadian communications company, which had diversified holdings in radio, television, magazines, newspapers and cable television distribution....
The paper was purchased by Sun Media
Sun Media Corporation is the owner of several widely read tabloid and broadsheet newspapers in Canada and the 49 percent owner of Sun News Network...
in 1987, and expanded into a daily tabloid newspaper the following year. In 1997, Sun Media sold the Financial Post
Hollinger Inc. was a Canadian media company based in Toronto. It was created by the Canadian businessman Conrad Black as a holding company for his media interests after he acquired control of The Daily Telegraph in 1986. It was the parent company of Chicago-based Hollinger International, whose...
, whose CEO Conrad Black
Conrad Moffat Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour, OC, KCSG, PC is a Canadian-born member of the British House of Lords, and a historian, columnist and publisher, who was for a time the third largest newspaper magnate in the world. Lord Black controlled Hollinger International, Inc...
had been seeking a way to establish a national newspaper. Sun Media acquired the Kitchener-Waterloo Record
, the Guelph Mercury
The Guelph Mercury is an English language newspaper published in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. It publishes a mix of community, national and international news and is owned by the Torstar Corporation. The newspaper, in many incarnations, has been a part of the community since 1854...
, the Hamilton Spectator
and the Cambridge Reporter
The Cambridge Reporter was a local daily newspaper in Southern Ontario serving the community of Cambridge, Ontario. Founded in 1846, it was first called the Galt Reporter...
from Hollinger in exchange, but has since sold all four papers.
The Hollinger transaction was finalized in July 1998, and the National Post
debuted in October of that year.
The Financial Post
retains a loyal audience of English business readers in Canada, offering coverage similar to the Report on Business
Report on Business, commonly referred to as simply ROB, is the financial section of The Globe and Mail, a large Toronto-based Canadian newspaper. It is the most lengthy completion of economic news in Canada, and is considered an integral part of the newspaper...
by The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail is a nationally distributed Canadian newspaper, based in Toronto and printed in six cities across the country. With a weekly readership of approximately 1 million, it is Canada's largest-circulation national newspaper and second-largest daily newspaper after the Toronto Star...
. Though there has been frequent speculation that the Financial Post
would be merged into the business sections of the regional newspapers owned by the National Post’
s parent, Postmedia News, much of the Post’
s editorial content is now syndicated to other Postmedia newspapers through the Postmedia News Service. The Financial Post
publishes several popular editorial features throughout the year, including the annual competition Financial Post’s Ten Best Companies to Work For
John Ferguson Godfrey, PC is a Canadian educator, journalist and former Member of Parliament.- Education :He was born in Toronto, Ontario. His father, Senator John Morrow Godfrey , was a Canadian pilot, lawyer and politician. John Godfrey graduated from Upper Canada College in 1960...
, later Liberal Member of Parliament for Don Valley West, was editor of the Financial Post
from 1987 to 1991. Diane Francis
Diane Francis is a Canadian journalist, author, and editor-at-large for the National Post newspaper since 1998. She was previously the Editor of the Financial Post from 1991 to 1998, when it was taken over by the National Post and incorporated into it...
was the paper's last editor prior to the launch of the National Post