Why are we offering subscriptions now at a lower price?

Times are tough for many Canadians right now, and we want to make it possible for as many people as possible to have access to our journalism.

Readers tell us that a $25 price point for six months makes the publication easily affordable, even now. That's the good news. And that's our Basic Access offer. Basic Access gives you access to all of our daily news and in-depth reporting. It also gives you commenting privileges.

But here's the thing, producing investigative journalism and in-depth features is expensive. The true value of our journalism remains $139.99/year. That is why we also invite you to donate as you can. That's our Ally offer. When you subscribe at full price, you are helping us keep our journalism open to people who simply can't afford the full price.

Journalism plays an invaluable role in protecting democracy. People simply can't make good decisions without reliable information. So if you can, we ask you to pay more. By buying a subscription at the third level, $199.99/year, you become part of a smaller group of readers who are prioritizing investigative journalism and in-depth reporting in their annual giving. We're calling this package, Steward, because, at this level, you are investing in the future, not only the future of journalism in Canada, but also in Canada's democracy.

To sum it up, Canada's National Observer needs thousands of people like you to join us as subscribers, allies and stewards. That's what it will take for us to continue to come from a position of strength as we tackle difficult reporting that uncovers the facts and illuminates the way forward for millions of people this year and in years to come.

We thank you ahead of time for joining us. Please spread the word about our publication to your family, friends and colleagues. Your referrals make it possible for Canada's National Observer to grow.

And rest assured, whatever level you choose, your subscription will give you access to well-written, original journalism delivered straight to your in-box.

Sustainable, truthful journalism matters. So please take advantage of one of our three tiers.
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Basic Access

$25 / 6 months
  • Daily newsletter
  • Commenting privileges on news articles

Ally

$139 / year
  • Basic Access +
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes updates from editors
  • Invitations to exclusive Zoom calls with editors, reporters, columnists and other subscribers
  • Opportunity to submit questions ahead of time to guests in Conversations on Zoom (all questions forwarded afterward to guests)

Steward

$199 / year
  • Basic Access + Ally +
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes updates from editors
  • Invitations to exclusive Zoom calls with editors, reporters, columnists and other subscribers
  • Your story ideas given serious consideration