Conrad Black on a shopping spree

On this day in 1995, Conrad Black’s Hollinger buys 19 local newspapers from the old Thompson chain. Later in the year, he grabs Regina’s Leader-Post and Saskatoon’s Star-Phoenix. Thirteen more newspapers would follow one year later, as well as a good chunk of Southam’s shares. It goes on and on until 1998, when Hollinger establishes the national Post and starts selling other assets.

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2 Responses to Conrad Black on a shopping spree

  1. A. Leaf says:

    and where is he now? in a federal pound your ass institution for the morally and ethically challenged. karma got him in the end.

  2. finalspin says:

    That’s right – and 6.5 years is a long time. It will be interesting to see what he does when he gets out, and if people will trust him with their money again. I have little mercy for the man.

    Final Spin

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