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The Financial Post was an English Canadian business newspaper, which published from 1907 to 1998. In 1998, the publication was folded into the new National Post, 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 paper was purchased by Sun Media in 1987, and expanded into a daily tabloid newspaper the following year. In 1997, Sun Media sold the Financial Post to Hollinger, whose CEO Conrad Black had been seeking a way to establish a national newspaper. Sun Media acquired the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, the Guelph Mercury, the Hamilton Spectator and the Cambridge 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 by The Globe and Mail. 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 Godfrey, later Liberal Member of Parliament for Don Valley West, was editor of the Financial Post from 1987 to 1991. Diane Francis was the paper's last editor prior to the launch of the National Post.
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