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The 180 | Nov 29, 2013 | 11:50

Interview with Alex Pourbaix

The president of energy and oil pipelines for TransCanada Corporation told an industry conference it would be a "tragedy" if the company's Keystone XL pipeline were not approved.

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The 180 Carbon bubble, Kitimat campaigns, Free prescriptions, and Political Etiquette Apr 4, 2014 | 54:00Jim's guests explain why Alberta's oil patch is particularly vulnerable to the risks of the carbon bubble, they discuss polite behaviour in politics, and they make the case for free prescription drugs, and for oil companies campaigning for public support.
The 180 - What would burst the carbon bubble in Alberta's oil patch?Apr 3, 2014 | 9:02The 180 What would burst the carbon bubble in Alberta's oil patch? Audio
The 180 What would burst the carbon bubble in Alberta's oil patch? Apr 3, 2014 | 9:02Climate activists say oil and gas companies need to take into account the cost of future carbon pricing. But what effect would that have on the carbon bubble? We ask resource economist Andrew Leach.
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The 180 Could provinces save money by buying prescription drugs and distributing them for free? Apr 3, 2014 | 7:02The Canada Health Accord was supposed to stabilize funding for a system facing fiscal crisis. But this week, it expired. Steve Morgan says he has an idea that could help: free pharmaceuticals.
The 180 - Should oil companies "campaign" on their projects like they're out to win an election?Apr 3, 2014 | 10:37The 180 Should oil companies "campaign" on their projects like they're out to win an election? Audio
The 180 Should oil companies "campaign" on their projects like they're out to win an election? Apr 3, 2014 | 10:37Residents of Kitimat, BC will soon vote on the Northern Gateway Pipeline. It's an unusual vote, but Preston Manning says all big companies should act as if their projects are candidates in elections.
The 180 - Do politicians need lessons on how to be more polite?Apr 3, 2014 | 4:07The 180 Do politicians need lessons on how to be more polite? Audio
The 180 Do politicians need lessons on how to be more polite? Apr 3, 2014 | 4:07Calgary City Council is getting etiquette lessons, after a councillor sent a tweet about a staffer that used some salty language. We'll hear from one etiquette expert what they should learn.
The 180 - How far East will the product in the Energy East line go?Mar 28, 2014 | 12:08The 180 How far East will the product in the Energy East line go? Audio
The 180 How far East will the product in the Energy East line go? Mar 28, 2014 | 12:08Some politicians play up the domestic benefits of TransCanada's Energy East pipeline, but a recent report questions how many Canadian jobs and fuel it will lead to. We ask the project spokesman.
The 180 - Is it time to write off cursive writing?Mar 28, 2014 | 13:21The 180 Is it time to write off cursive writing? Audio
The 180 Is it time to write off cursive writing? Mar 28, 2014 | 13:21Recent school decisions have people debating the merits of cursive writing. We ask: in this age of texting and keyboarding, is it really necessary to know how to read and write cursive script? What say you?
The 180 - Should measles vaccinations be mandatory? Part 2Mar 28, 2014 | 10:18The 180 Should measles vaccinations be mandatory? Part 2 Audio
The 180 Should measles vaccinations be mandatory? Part 2 Mar 28, 2014 | 10:18In part two, Jim speaks with medical ethicist Lisa Schwartz of McMaster University. She explains the complex ethical considerations that would keep her from giving mandatory vaccinations her stamp of approval.
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The 180 Energy East, Cursive writing debate, Vaccinations redux, The case for wheat Mar 28, 2014 | 54:06In this episode, Jim's guests debate whether cursive writing should still be taught in school, defend the nutritional value of grains, discuss the domestic impacts of Energy East, and make the counter argument to a call for mandatory vaccinations.
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The 180 Mandatory vaccinations, Pipeline politics, Cell phone lockup Mar 21, 2014 | 54:00Jim's guests discuss whether measles vaccinations should be made mandatory, they examine the possible affects of two high-profile political resignations on Canada's energy industry, and a suggestion for cell phone peace in restaurants and eateries.
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