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Area of Expertise

Quebec business and economy, including both closely-held and publicly-traded companies.
Nicolas Van Praet was born in Antwerp, Belgium, and came to Canada when he was five. He grew up in Edmonton and lived in Yellowknife before heading out East to pursue university studies. He started his career in daily journalism at the Montreal Gazette, doing a stint as a political reporter in Quebec’s National Assembly before turning to business reporting. He has been writing on Quebec business and government for more than a decade. His reporting has included an analysis of the challenges François Legault faced during Quebec's 2022 election; the corporate shunning of Russia after its invasion of Ukraine; and reporting on the future of Bombardier, and Couche Tard.

Why did you become a journalist?

Like many other journalists, it was a natural curiosity about people that sucked me into the trade. But it's telling stories and contributing something vital to public life that has kept me in it.


Years in Journalism


Years at The Globe and Mail


Bachelor of Arts, Mount Allison University, 1994

Masters studies, Journalism, Carleton University, 1999

Honours & Awards

Montreal Economic Institute. Economic Education Prize. 2014

Professional affliations

Fédération Professionnelle des journalistes du Québec

Languages spoken

English, French

Nicolas Van Praet abides by The Globe and Mail Editorial Code of Conduct

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