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#85 A Different Flavour Of Garbage
Freelance journalist and former Liberal speechwriter Colin Horgan joins Jesse to talk about a cultural death panel and the latest cockamamie scheme in Canadian media.
September 15, 2016

Things are looking rough for Canada’s biggest newspaper. The Toronto Star is letting people go, ads are creeping into stories and they’re selling their own brand of coffee. Plus, they recently ran a dangerously misleading front page headline about immigration.

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly admits the cultural system is broken, but claims Canadian content is great.

Freelance journalist and former Liberal speechwriter Colin Horgan co-hosts.

Colin’s twitter: @cfhorgan

 

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