Diane Francis

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Diane Francis
Nationality Canada  United States
Occupationauthor, editor, journalist
Known foreditor, Financial Post

Diane Francis is a US-born Canadian journalist, author and editor-at-large for the National Post newspaper since 1998.[1]


Francis was born in Chicago, Illinois.[2] She is married and has two adult children.[3]


Francis was a reporter and columnist with The Toronto Star from 1981 to 1987, then a columnist and director with the Toronto Sun, Maclean's and the Financial Post in 1987[4] and its editor from 1991 to 1998, when it was taken over by the National Post and incorporated into it.[4] She has been a columnist and editor-at-large at the National Post since then;[1] her columns are widely cited, quoted and republished. She is also a regular contributor to the Atlantic Council, American Interest, New York Post, the Huffington Post, Kyiv Post as well as newspapers around the world. She is a broadcaster, speaker and author of ten books on Canadian socio-economic subjects.[1]

Francis is Distinguished Professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University in Toronto.[5] She was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University's Shorenstein Center in autumn 2005[6] and has been a Media Fellow at the World Economic Forum.[5]

She is an honorary Doctor of Commerce at the Saint Mary's University (1997),[7][8] and holds an honorary doctorate at Ryerson University (2013[9]).


  • Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country (2013), HarperCollins
  • Who Owns Canada Now (2008), HarperCollins
  • Immigration: The Economic Case (2002), Key Porter Books, ISBN 1-55263-532-5
  • Underground Nation: The Secret Economy And The Future Of Canada (2002), Key Porter Books, ISBN 1-55013-612-7
  • BRE-X: The Inside Story - The Stock Swindle That Shocked The World (1998), Seal Books, ISBN 1-55013-913-4
  • Fighting for Canada (1996), Key Porter Books, ISBN 1-55013-796-4
  • A Matter of Survival: Canada In The 21st Century (1993), Key Porter Books
  • The Diane Francis Inside Guide to Canada's 50 Best Stocks (1990), Key Porter Books, ISBN 1-55013-218-0
  • Contrepreneurs (1989), McClelland-Bantam
  • Controlling Interest - Who Owns Canada (1986), Macmillan Publishers, ISBN 0-7715-9744-4[2]



External links[edit]

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