For more than three decades, Rod McQueen (BA’ 67-English, LLD 2007) is one of Canada’s best-known and respected journalists and writers.
During his time in magazines and newspapers, as well as broadcast, he has been an editor, reporter and columnist for the London Free Press, Maclean’s magazine, Financial Post and National Post. He has lived and worked professionally in London, England; Washington, D.C.; Florence, Italy; and Toronto, where he lives today. His major focus is on business, the economy and international trade, but has also written about politics and entertainment.
McQueen is the former press secretary to federal Progressive Conservative leader Robert Stanfield.
He has garnered numerous awards for his books and newspaper reporting including The Eatons: The Rise and Fall of Canada's Royal Family, which won the Canadian Authors Association Award for Canadian History, and Who Killed Confederation Life?, which won the National Business Book Award. Can’t Buy Me Love was a finalist for the National Business Book Award in 2002.
McQueen’s writing has taken readers on a guided tour behind the closed doors and boardrooms of corporate Canada. His writing style takes us behind the scenes as he tells the most compelling stories and makes business history exciting and accessible.
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