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Diane Francis
Francis in 2019
Born (1946-11-14) 14 November 1946 (age 77)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
NationalityCanadian, US, British[1]
Occupation(s)Author, editor, journalist
Known forEditor, Financial Post

Diane Marie Francis (born 14 November 1946) is a Canadian journalist, author and editor-at-large for the National Post newspaper since 1998.[2]


Francis was born in Chicago, Illinois,[3] on 14 November 1946. She immigrated to Canada in 1966 and became a naturalized Canadian citizen.[4] She is married and has two adult children.[5]


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[6] and its editor from 1991 to 1998, when it was taken over by the National Post and incorporated into it.[6] She has been a columnist and editor-at-large at the National Post since then.[2] She is also a regular contributor to the Atlantic Council, New York Post, the Huffington Post, and the Kyiv Post, as well as newspapers around the world. She is a broadcaster, speaker and author of ten books on Canadian socioeconomic subjects.[2]

Francis is a distinguished professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) in Toronto.[7] She was a visiting fellow at Harvard University's Shorenstein Center in autumn 2005[8] and has been a media fellow at the World Economic Forum.[7]

She holds an honorary Doctorate of Commerce from the Saint Mary's University (1997),[9][10] and an Honorary Doctorate from Ryerson University (2013[11]).


  • 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 (1988), Macmillan of Canada, ISBN 0771599153
  • Controlling Interest – Who Owns Canada (1986), Macmillan Publishers, ISBN 0-7715-9744-4[3]


  1. ^ "Diane Francis, "Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country"". YouTube.[timestamp needed]
  2. ^ a b c "Official biography". dianefrancis.com. Archived from the original on 31 January 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Controlling interest : who owns Canada? / Diane Francis (ResAnet record)". Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 28 December 2009.
  4. ^ "Francis, Diane (Marie) 1946- | Encyclopedia.com". encyclopedia.com. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  5. ^ Diane Francis, dianefrancismylife blog, Diane Francis' Life, 4 February 2006
  6. ^ a b Financial Post, Diane Francis Archived 3 April 2019 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 31 January 2019
  7. ^ a b "Diane Francis – bio – CEO Outlook – Ryerson University". ryerson.ca. Archived from the original on 27 May 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  8. ^ Harvard University, Former Fellows and Visiting Faculty, retrieved 24 August 2010
  9. ^ http://library2.smu.ca/bitstream/handle/01/25031/convocation_1997_fall.pdf#page=15 [bare URL PDF]
  10. ^ "Diane Marie Francis | the Patrick Power Library | Saint Mary's University".
  11. ^ "Past Honorary Doctorates". Ryerson University. Retrieved 13 May 2020.

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