National Post

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The National Post is a large Canadian English language national newspaper based in Toronto.

The Post was founded in 1998 by Conrad Black to combat what he saw as an over-liberalizing of editorial policy in Canadian newspapers. Black built the new paper around the existing Financial Post, an established business-oriented newspaper in Toronto which he purchased from Sun Media in 1997. (Financial Post was retained as the name of the National Post's business section.)

From the beginning the Post has been staunchly conservative, and has an editorial page featuring the writings of many prominent neo-conservatives and libertarians from the US and Canada, including Diane Francis, Ann Coulter, Mark Steyn and David Frum.

The Post's unique graphic and layout design have won numerous style awards over the years.

The paper has been a moderate success, but has lower circulation and profits than its main rival, The Globe and Mail.

In 2001 the paper was sold to CanWest Global Communications, run by Israel Asper until his death in 2003. CanWest Global and the Post are now managed by Asper's sons, Leonard Asper and David Asper.

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