The Prince Arthur Herald

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The Prince Arthur Herald
Format Online
Owner(s) The Prince Arthur Herald, Ltd.
Founded 2011
Language English, French
Headquarters Montréal, Québec

The Prince Arthur Herald (PAH) is a bilingual online student newspaper based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was founded by a group of students at McGill University in January 2011, who felt ostracized by the political perspectives represented on the McGill campus.[1] The newspaper publishes new content daily using the voluntary contributions of a number of students, columnists and journalists in Montreal, Toronto, and across Canada. It is generally considered to be centre-right, with many of its columnists espousing conservative or classical liberal perspectives. Its features generally issues dedicated to political debates in Canada and suggest that there should be a reduced role for government to play.


The Prince Arthur Herald was founded by two students at McGill University at the beginning of January 2011. It was launched with a total start-up cost of $150 and was named after Prince Arthur street in the McGill student ghetto. Fundraising brought in $11,000, enough to pay a web designer and to incorporate under federal law.[2] The publication is completely privately funded,[3] including "financial and technical support" from the Collegiate Network, a benefactor of right-wing media at American colleges and universities.[4]

In December 2013, the PAH reported that Pierre Karl Péladeau, the former CEO of media giant Quebecor Media, would be running for the Parti Québécois in the electoral riding of Saint-Jérôme during the next provincial election.[5] Despite denying the story repeatedly, Péladeau announced his candidacy for that party, in the same seat, on March 9, 2014.[6]

Editorial staff[edit]

The Prince Arthur Herald has two teams of editorial staff: one English and one French. Both sections' editors and writers are volunteers. In an outdated 2011 interview, the organization's Chief Financial Officer stated there are about fifty writers, eight editors and two publishers.[7] However this number has since grown to around 100 staff members at universities across Canada and internationally.

Tom Kott is the Chief Executive Officer of the Prince Arthur Herald. On the English side, Mathieu Paul Dumont is the Politics Editor, Tom Stringham is the Business Editor, Anna Gordon is the Culture Editor, Clare Schulte Albert is the Campus Editor, and Jackson Doughart is the Chair of the Editorial Board. On the French side, Grégory Kudish is the Editor in Chief, Francis Pouliot is the Recruitment Director, and Simon Leduc is the editor for the interview section. Grégory Laporte is the site's web developer.


  1. ^ "The McGill Daily - Ostracized conservative students create Prince Arthur Herald", "McGill Daily", January 13, 2011. Accessed October 12, 2011.
  2. ^ "Giving conservative students a voice", "National Post", September 7, 2011. Accessed October 12, 2011.
  3. ^ "Rare Breed", "Sun News Network", September 14, 2011. Accessed October 12, 2011.
  4. ^ "The Prince Arthur Herald | Free thinking", Accessed October 21, 2014/
  5. ^ "Pierre-Karl Péladeau, candidat du Parti québécois dans le comté de St Jérôme", "Le Prince Arthur Herald", December 17, 2013. Accessed March 9, 2014.
  6. ^ "Confirmé : PKP sera candidat du PQ dans Saint-Jérôme", "Le Prince Arthur Herald", March 9, 2014. Accessed March 9, 2014.
  7. ^ "Giving conservative students a voice", "National Post", September 7, 2011. Accessed October 12, 2011.

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