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After a break for the summer, a massive civil case against Canadian tobacco manufacturers has resumed in Montreal. The cigarette companies are launching a defence, and we'll find out more.

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The 180 - Democracy Hack: End incumbency at city hallNov 14, 2014 | 6:56The 180 Democracy Hack: End incumbency at city hall Audio
The 180 Democracy Hack: End incumbency at city hall Nov 14, 2014 | 6:56When you look at your city council, do you see the same faces you've seen for years? Vass Bednar does, and she says it's bad for democracy. We asked the municipal researcher to share her hack for incumbency.
The 180 - Is it time to ban fighting in hockey?Nov 14, 2014 | 11:46The 180 Is it time to ban fighting in hockey? Audio
The 180 Is it time to ban fighting in hockey? Nov 14, 2014 | 11:46Future hockey star Connor McDavid broke his hand this week, while fighting in a junior game. The incident revived the debate over fighting in hockey, so we asked hockey fans and sports guys Greg Wyshynski and Shane Foxman to weigh in.
The 180 - Pit bull ban reversed, An end to fighting in hockey, Scientists speak out about not speaking outNov 14, 2014 | 54:00The 180 Pit bull ban reversed, An end to fighting in hockey, Scientists speak out about not speaking out Audio
The 180 Pit bull ban reversed, An end to fighting in hockey, Scientists speak out about not speaking out Nov 14, 2014 | 54:00In this episode: federal policies about publicizing government science spur political action, Sherbrooke reverses its 20-year ban on owning pit bulls, and a debate about whether fighting should be eliminated from the game of hockey.
The 180 - The City of Sherbrooke does a 180 on its pit bull banNov 13, 2014 | 3:14The 180 The City of Sherbrooke does a 180 on its pit bull ban Audio
The 180 The City of Sherbrooke does a 180 on its pit bull ban Nov 13, 2014 | 3:14Pit bulls will soon be legal again, in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Nearly twenty years ago, the city banned pit bulls, a catch-all term for four breeds of terrier.
The 180 - Are Canadian municipal politics too white?Nov 7, 2014 | 12:27The 180 Are Canadian municipal politics too white? Audio
The 180 Are Canadian municipal politics too white? Nov 7, 2014 | 12:27Canadian cities are increasingly multicultural places, but the elected official that represent them are typically white and male. Activist and writer Desmond Cole and political scientist Karen Bird argue we can and should change that.
The 180 - Survey: Does corporate money have a place in schools?Nov 7, 2014 | 4:49The 180 Survey: Does corporate money have a place in schools? Audio
The 180 Survey: Does corporate money have a place in schools? Nov 7, 2014 | 4:49The question of corporate funding of public schools has become a civic election issue in Vancouver. We want to hear from you: should public schools fill government funding gaps with corporate sponsorship?
The 180 - Manitoba teacher pushes for more pr-GMO educationNov 7, 2014 | 7:57The 180 Manitoba teacher pushes for more pr-GMO education Audio
The 180 Manitoba teacher pushes for more pr-GMO education Nov 7, 2014 | 7:57George Valentim is the president of that group, the Science Teachers Association of Manitoba. He wants his students to be informed about the science of GMOs, not just the fear.
The 180 - Democracy Hacks: Would hearing a candidate's voice change the way you vote?Nov 7, 2014 | 12:20The 180 Democracy Hacks: Would hearing a candidate's voice change the way you vote? Audio
The 180 Democracy Hacks: Would hearing a candidate's voice change the way you vote? Nov 7, 2014 | 12:20Kevin Lamoureaux thinks candidates should have to voice their own campaign ads-- or at least "approve" the message at the end, like American candidates. We'll find out why, and speak with a linguist for her perspective.
The 180 - Manitoba teachers on GMOsNov 7, 2014 | 7:41The 180 Manitoba teachers on GMOs Audio
The 180 Manitoba teachers on GMOs Nov 7, 2014 | 7:41George Valentim is the president of that group, the Science Teachers Association of Manitoba. He wants his students to be informed about the science of GMOs, not just the fear.
The 180 - Diversity in civic politics, Voice-overs by candidates, Corporate sponsorship in schoolsNov 7, 2014 | 53:22The 180 Diversity in civic politics, Voice-overs by candidates, Corporate sponsorship in schools Audio
The 180 Diversity in civic politics, Voice-overs by candidates, Corporate sponsorship in schools Nov 7, 2014 | 53:22In this episode, Jim's guests discuss whether candidates should have to voice their own ads, whether schools should accept corporate funding, and how to make sure civic politics better represents the cultural diversity of our cities.
The 180 - Is Terror the right word to describe attacks in Ottawa and Quebec?Oct 31, 2014 | 10:07The 180 Is Terror the right word to describe attacks in Ottawa and Quebec? Audio
The 180 Is Terror the right word to describe attacks in Ottawa and Quebec? Oct 31, 2014 | 10:07Jeet Heer and Justin Ling in a debate over the language of terrorism.
The 180 - White poppy campaign, The semi-circle parliament, Defining "terrorism"Oct 31, 2014 | 54:00The 180 White poppy campaign, The semi-circle parliament, Defining "terrorism" Audio
The 180 White poppy campaign, The semi-circle parliament, Defining "terrorism" Oct 31, 2014 | 54:00In this episode Jim's guests debate the use of the word terrorism to describe recent attacks on Canadian military personnel, discuss a Democracy Hack from Iceland, and make the case for wearing the white poppy and the red.
The 180 - Is checkout charity un-Canadian?Oct 31, 2014 | 8:42The 180 Is checkout charity un-Canadian? Audio
The 180 Is checkout charity un-Canadian? Oct 31, 2014 | 8:42180 Producer Geoff Turner explores the "ick factor" in checkout charity, and what charities are doing to get past it.
The 180 - Do red poppies and white poppies contradict each other?Oct 30, 2014 | 2:52The 180 Do red poppies and white poppies contradict each other? Audio
The 180 Do red poppies and white poppies contradict each other? Oct 30, 2014 | 2:52Many Canadians wear red poppies for Remembrance Day. Others wear white ones, to represent peace. Some say the white poppy disrespects veterans, but this week we hear from a veteran who wears both.
The 180 - Democracy Hacks: A new seating plan for MPsOct 30, 2014 | 7:52The 180 Democracy Hacks: A new seating plan for MPs Audio
The 180 Democracy Hacks: A new seating plan for MPs Oct 30, 2014 | 7:52The 180 is running a special series where we take your simple, concrete ideas to improve democracy. This week, an idea from Iceland, via NDP MP Peter Stoffer.

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