Richard has been an editor with the Encyclopedia since the spring of 2013. A Halifax-based journalist and author, he was a founding staff member of the National Post and a senior national affairs writer for Postmedia News. He has a special interest in Canada's military history, and has interviewed D-Day veterans on Juno Beach, Canadian peacekeepers in Kigali and soldiers in Kandahar. He's seen 12 of Canada's 13 provinces and territories and lived in five of them. He's been "Screeched in" by the mayor of Gander, Newfoundland, has wrestled a rodeo calf with his bare hands, and once received an $800 speeding ticket for driving too fast on an Ice Road in the Arctic.