The Globe and Mail is a Canadian newspaper and website catering to western and central Canada. It had a circulation of 2,018,923 as of 2015, making it one of the most widely-read newspapers in the country, and is considered by some to be Canada's "paper of record." Founded in 1844, today the paper is owned by the Toronto-based Woodbridge Company and is a controlling shareholder of the multinational media conglomerate Thomson Reuters. Its mission is to "to inspire and inform Canadians through courageous, empathetic, and honest journalism."
Though the Globe and Mail's political stance has shifted over the last several decades, today the paper routinely exhibits a center bias. It has endorsed both conservative and liberal party members in recent elections, and its reporting is consistently fact-based and balanced. The newspaper is also the principal shareholder of Thomson Reuters, which AllSides rates as center-biased.