June 29, 2017
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The Toronto Star put the final nail in the coffin of Star Touch, its $20-30-million app for a device that most people don't have or use. And, after praising themselves for its bold innovation, quietly laid off 30 journalists.
Jesse Brown
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Russell Gragg
Producer

The Toronto Star put the final nail in the coffin of Star Touch, its $20-30-million app for a device that most people don’t have or use. And, after praising themselves for its bold innovation, quietly laid off 30 journalists.

Meanwhile, Canada gears up this weekend for a celebration of epic proportions: Peter Mansbridge is retiring. And confederation, something something.

Finally we dig into Jonathan Kay’s Twitter mobs and how they’re killing free speech for anybody who’s not a National Post columnist.

Vice Senior writer Manisha Krishnan joins us.

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