Diane Francis

Diane Marie Francis (born 1946) is a US-born Canadian journalist, author and editor-at-large for the National Post newspaper since 1998.[1] She is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC, specializing in Eurasia policy and political issues. Since 2021, she is publishing a Substack newsletter Diane Francis on America, money, power, tech, and crime twice a week.

Diane Francis
Diane Francis Tryzub Award.jpg
Nationality Canada  United States
Occupationauthor, editor, journalist
Known foreditor, Financial Post


Francis was born in Chicago, Illinois[2] on 14 November 1946. She immigrated to Canada in 1966 and was naturalized Canadian citizen.[3] She is married and has two adult children.[4]


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[5] and its editor from 1991 to 1998, when it was taken over by the National Post and incorporated into it.[5] She has been a columnist and editor-at-large at the National Post since then.[1] She is also a regular contributor to the Atlantic Council, 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.[6] She was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University's Shorenstein Center in autumn 2005[7] and has been a Media Fellow at the World Economic Forum.[6]

She holds an Honorary Doctorate of Commerce at the Saint Mary's University (1997),[8][9] and an Honorary Doctorate at Ryerson University (2013[10]). In 2019, she received the Tryzub Award as a Friend of Ukraine for her decades of work and anti-corruption activism in that country.


  • 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[2]



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

External linksEdit

Diane Francis on Twitter