For the record, they do seem to be awake at the switch. following is the Globe & Mail's email to me from today and my response:Once you subscribe you will never be able to unsubscribe. There is no one to talk to at the provider company and they don't respond to emails. You will end up fighting it out with your credit card company.
Oh and btw, you can get a digital subscription through Kobo now for about $15.
Now, to return to the original question, it's better than nothing from a usability standpoint but not at all an optimized digital format. The absolute minimum of effort has gone into making this newspaper friendly for iPads.
Hope this helps.