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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

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

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