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Eh Tu National Post?

November 3rd, 2008

A few weeks ago I got on to The Toronto Sun about a price increase from $1.00 to $1.50. Bollocks, said I, or something to that effect. I’ll spend my money elsewhere. What I didn’t realize at the time was this was a GTA issue. The Sun was still .50¢ in Toronto and area, $1.50 the rest of the province. It’s fair enough really, and the same pricing system as the Star and if you can get $1.50 for the Star then you can for any old piece of crap. But I’m not playing that game, and since The Sun has become crap, I’ll do myself a favour and keep my money.

Then along comes The National Post, who today joined the crowd and raised their outside Toronto price to $1.50. What grates me on this, and take a seat Globe and Mail who do the same thing, is the Post is supposedly a national paper, for all Canadians. But if you drive one-hour out of downtown Toronto, the price increases 200%. So by national you mean Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, otherwise their not really interested? Who are these guys, The Liberal Party?

It must be said I can’t run a blog like this and refuse to buy any newspapers, but as I commute to Brampton daily I will most certainly change my habits and begin buying the Post in Brampton, but National Post take note, with less frequently.

A dollar-fifty for a daily newspaper. Kate’s right, they really aren’t waiting for the asteroid.

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  1. BBS
    November 4th, 2008 at 03:51 | #1

    I gave up on hard copy long time ago. I subscribe exclusively to electronic versions now. One nice thing about a Canwest electronic subscription is that it not only gives you access to the paper you subscribe to, in my case the Windsor Star, but all other Canwest papers, including the National Post. The other benefit is that they’re all available at 4:00 am, which is when I generally finish work.

  2. Brian
    November 4th, 2008 at 08:53 | #2

    My problem is Paul, I read the papers at work. If it came to reading them at home, I’m not sure I would, although it’s getting to the point where I should maybe try.

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