My Globe & Mail subscription expires in a few days, and tonight I got a call from their renewals department. I actually did decide, a few weeks ago, that I was going to cancel it. There's an excellent two editorial pages (much of which I disagree with, of course, but it's still interesting and usually intelligently argued) and occasionally one or two good pieces in the Review section. The business section bores me. That's just not enough content, on a daily basis; I read fast, and it takes me no more than ten minutes to digest all that. The Saturday edition is better in terms of sheer volume, but has its own Toronto-centric issues, what with the Style and Travel sections catering largely to Rosedalers and Bridle Pathites.
I was then offered a deal with a new pilot program their distribution network is offering: home delivery of (only) the Sunday New York Times, for $2.63 per week. True, it might be biased, but usually no worse that the Globe, and I know the Sunday edition is massive. The NYT, too, might be skewed to the expectations and fashions of the Upper West Side, but that's different enough to be entertaining in its own way. For the exoticism factor and volume of reading material, that's a great deal; buying it at Chapters or the like comes to $6-something with tax.
So I ended up taking the NYT for one month. I'm an information junkie before being an ideologue; having something interesting to read on Sunday, when the Citizen is gossamer-thin, (and for a reasonable price) trumps nearly everything.