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Nicolas Van Praet

Nicolas Van Praet
Quebec business correspondent
Quebec business correspondent

Area of Expertise

Quebec business and economy, including both closely-held and publicly-traded companies.
Nicolas was born in Antwerp, Belgium and he came to Canada when he was five. He grew up in Edmonton during the glory years of the Oilers 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 among other assignments. He joined The Globe and Mail in 2014 after eight years at the National Post. A father of two spirited girls, he is an over-animated parent at their weekly soccer games.

Years in Journalism


Years at The Globe and Mail



Mount Allison University, BA, 1994

Carleton University, Masters level studies, 1999

Honours & Awards

Montreal Economic Institute. Economic Education Prize. 2014

professional affliations

Fédération Professionnelle des journalistes du Québec

Languages Spoken

English, French

Latest articles
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Alain Bellemare and the rescue of Bombardier Subscriber content
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David’s Tea founder Herschel Segal wins proxy fight for control of company
Montreal to compensate retailers, businesses hurt by lengthy construction work
Calgary’s Cuda Energy to take control of oil junior Junex in wake of tight rules in Quebec
From Holy Grail to dropped ball: How Quebec’s securities watchdog fumbled the case against Amaya Subscriber content
For The Globe and Mail
Quebec judge tosses insider-trading charges against former Amaya CEO Subscriber content
DavidsTea co-founder undeterred by proxy firms’ proposal in brewing takeover fight Subscriber content
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