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Co-op members vote for free-range products

If the membership of a Calgary Co-op gets its way, the store will stock only free-range eggs and ethically farmed pork products. We speak with a hog framer, and hear from a lapsed ethical shopper.

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The 180 Is the niqab bad for society? Mar 20, 2015 | 14:06Jim Brown speaks with Columnist Omer Aziz about why he feels the niqab is harmful to society, yet shouldn't be restricted. For a response, Jim speaks with with writer Idil Issa, who says the niqab is perfectly compatible with Canadian society.
The 180 - An argument against labelling GMO foodsApr 9, 2015 | 7:37The 180 An argument against labelling GMO foods Audio
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The 180 Turner's tips for oilsands opponents at a dinner party debate Apr 24, 2015 | 9:39Canada's petroleum producers want everyday Canadians to talk up the benefits of oil and gas at dinner parties and coffee shops. Here, former Green Party candidate Chris Turner shares tips for environmentalists seated at a table full of oil industry fans.
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The 180 Sir John A. Macdonald's Legacy Jan 8, 2015 | 6:48January 11th is Sir John A. Macdonald Day in Canada. On this episode we hear two differing views about the legacy of our country's first Prime Minister. more stories fr
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