Neil Reynolds (1940 – May 19, 2013) was a Canadian journalist, editor and one-time politician.
Career in journalism
After working as a journalist at the Sarnia Observer and the London Free Press he became city editor of the Toronto Star, leaving in 1974 to join the Kingston Whig-Standard, becoming its editor-in-chief in 1978.
Reynolds left Kingston to become editor-in-chief of the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal and Saint John Times-Globe in 1992. He was hired by Conrad Black as editor-in-chief of the Ottawa Citizen in 1996 and remained there until 2000 when he became editor-in-chief at the Vancouver Sun until 2003.
He then moved to back Ottawa, Ontario and in 2007, he and his wife, Donna, bought Diplomat & International Canada, a magazine published in Ottawa. In September 2009, he became editor-at-Large of three daily newspapers owned by Brunswick News Inc, including the Telegraph-Journal and its two sister publications, the Times & Transcript and The Daily Gleaner. Reynolds ended his career as a columnist for the Report on Business section of the Globe and Mail, submitting what would be his final column in the summer of 2012.
Although he had been a supporter of the New Democratic Party in earlier years, he entered politics as the Libertarian Party of Canada's candidate in the 1982 by-election in the riding of Leeds–Grenville. He won 13.4% of the vote, which was the highest percentage vote ever garnered by a Libertarian Party of Canada candidate, either then or since. In May 1982, he became the party's leader, but resigned in 1983 in order to return to his post as Editor of the Kingston Whig-Standard.
- "Former Whig editor Neil Reynolds was 'the great editor' of his time". Kingston Whig-Standard. May 19, 2013. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
- "Obituary: Neil Reynolds, an editor who never ran with the pack". Ottawa Citizen. May 19, 2013. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
- Morrow, Andrew (May 20, 2013). "Veteran newspaper editor Neil Reynolds dead at age 72". Globe and Mail. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
- Haig, Terry (May 20, 2013). "Neil Reynolds dies at 72". Radio Canada International. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
- CBC News: "N.B. newspapers tap Neil Reynolds as editor" September 9, 2009
- Libertarian Bulletin Vol.8, No. 6, November–December 1982, Page 6
- Toronto Star, Monday May 24, 1982
- Libertarian Bulletin Vol. 9, No. 4, July–August 1983
- Black's New Look Ottawa Citizen 1997 Maclean's feature concentrates on Reynolds and his career.
- Neil Reynolds' Columns The Globe & Mail
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