Focus

Journalism

Special interests

Quebec politics, business, indigenous peoples, environment, climate change.

Brief bio

My first degree from McGill was in English Literature/Communications. Later I did a mid-career MSc at the London School of Economics in a multidisciplinary program called Politics of the World Economy. My writing skills were honed and polished at The Canadian Press news agency. I worked for CP as a reporter-editor in Montreal and Quebec City, moving on to the Financial Post and The Gazette, with writing skills ranging from politics to business, sports and culture. Since leaving The Gazette in 2014, I have worked as an independent journalist, producing stories on the boreal forest for The Gazette, profiles for the McGill News, columns and profiles for Investment Executive and a cover story for Maritime Magazine on Quebec shipyards. I have also written stories for publication in French. Recently, I edited a book written by one of the first women members of the RCMP. While journalism is my forte, I enjoyed editing this manuscript and would welcome more such editing assignments. I also worked for about three years in public affairs as principal adviser, communications, to the president of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and as a speech writer for the top executives of Bombardier Inc.

Services offered

Writing profiles of people with something unique to offer, who may be well known or not well known. Researching complex issues and then writing about them in an accessible fashion. My main work experience is in journalism, which requires working to deadline, learning the facts, with sources to back them up, and producing readable, interesting stories.

To contact Kevin Dougherty, click on the envelope icon to the left of the author photograph or write: kdoughertyqc [at]  gmail.com

Kevin Dougherty