Sophie Cousineau is the Globe and Mail’s chief Quebec correspondent. She has been working as a journalist for more than 20 years, and was La Presse’s business columnist prior to joining the Globe in 2012. She earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from McGill University. Her columns appear weekly in the Report on Business.
20 years ago, I came across a magazine with a striking cover photo of a harbourfront. The headline grabbed my attention: “Inside Paul Martin’s Empire.” He had just become our prime minister, so what better way to educate myself? It turns out the magazine I brought home that day was a copy of the first ever issue of The Walrus.
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