Media history was made on this date in 1998 with the launch of Conrad Black’s new newspaper, the National Post. Mr. Black had gathered for its pages some of Canada’s top journalists and they and their columnist colleagues began to offer a more conservative perspective on many national and international issues.
Though no longer owned by Mr. Black, the Post continues to publish all these years later. At a trying time for the newspaper industry, the paper is holding on, offering Canadian readers a continued choice when seeking national news in our country.
So, happy anniversary to Conrad Black and today’s National Post.
Arthur Milnes is an accomplished public historian and award-winning journalist. He was research assistant on The Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney’s best-selling Memoirs and also served as a speechwriter to then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper and as a Fellow of the Queen’s Centre for the Study of Democracy under the leadership of Tom Axworthy. A resident of Kingston, Ontario, Milnes serves as the in-house historian at the 175 year-old Frontenac Club Hotel.