The 180 | Sep 26, 2013 | 4:09

Could he be so good in the eyes of voters that he's bad for democracy?

Calgary's mayor is so popular with voters that pollsters predict he'll be re-elected by a landslide in November. This week, a handful of candidates threw their hats in the ring to run against him, but none is expected to be any kind of threat.

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The 180 - Listen to Chris Turner's pragmatic approach to discussions about the oil industryApr 22, 2015 | 1:27The 180 Listen to Chris Turner's pragmatic approach to discussions about the oil industry Audio
The 180 Listen to Chris Turner's pragmatic approach to discussions about the oil industry Apr 22, 2015 | 1:27Chris Turner is a sustainability advocate, writer, and former Green Party candidate in the heart of the oil country - Calgary, Alberta. He's had to navigate a lot of sensitive conversations about the petroleum industry, and shares his approach.
The 180 - Does peer pressure stop you from speaking up for the oil industry?Apr 17, 2015 | 11:10The 180 Does peer pressure stop you from speaking up for the oil industry? Audio
The 180 Does peer pressure stop you from speaking up for the oil industry? Apr 17, 2015 | 11:10The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers wants everyday Canadians to be its ambassadors. It believes many supporters feel uncomfortable speaking up for the industry because of how vocal the opposition has become. It wants to change all that.
The 180 - Oil and gas ambassadors, democracy app, Political courtApr 17, 2015 | 54:00The 180 Oil and gas ambassadors, democracy app, Political court Audio
The 180 Oil and gas ambassadors, democracy app, Political court Apr 17, 2015 | 54:00In this episode, our Democracy Hacks series continues with a listener suggestion about online input for politicians, we find out why the petroleum industry wants your help with its public image, and hear a debate about whether the Supreme Court has become
The 180 - DEBATE: Is the Supreme Court too politicised?Apr 16, 2015 | 14:27The 180 DEBATE: Is the Supreme Court too politicised? Audio
The 180 DEBATE: Is the Supreme Court too politicised? Apr 16, 2015 | 14:27Georgialee Lang, a Vancouver lawyer and blogger, and Allan Hutchinson, professor at the Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto debate the question, "has the Supreme Court become to politicized?"
The 180 - OPINION: Time to gather the premiers to talk Senate reformApr 16, 2015 | 3:05The 180 OPINION: Time to gather the premiers to talk Senate reform Audio
The 180 OPINION: Time to gather the premiers to talk Senate reform Apr 16, 2015 | 3:05Mia Rabson, the parliamentary bureau chief for the Winnipeg Free Press, makes the case for the PM to get down to business with the Premiers and fix the Senate.
The 180 - New police Vulnerable Persons Registry raises concernsApr 16, 2015 | 7:56The 180 New police Vulnerable Persons Registry raises concerns Audio
The 180 New police Vulnerable Persons Registry raises concerns Apr 16, 2015 | 7:56Toronto is developing a voluntary "vulnerable persons registry" but not everyone thinks that's a good idea. We hear the argument against it from Anita Szigeti, Mental Health Portfolio Chair for the Criminal Lawyers' Association.
The 180 - Democracy? There's an app for that.Apr 16, 2015 | 6:29The 180 Democracy? There's an app for that. Audio
The 180 Democracy? There's an app for that. Apr 16, 2015 | 6:29Jon O'Connor has created the Democracy App. It allows constituents to have direct input on how they would like their elected representatives to vote on issues in city hall, the legislature or in parliament.
The 180 - Jeff Gaulin on how "social cover" would help oil industry supporters speak outApr 15, 2015 | 0:48The 180 Jeff Gaulin on how "social cover" would help oil industry supporters speak out Audio
The 180 Jeff Gaulin on how "social cover" would help oil industry supporters speak out Apr 15, 2015 | 0:48Canada's petroleum producers say peer pressure and vocal protests keep a lot of Canadians from speaking up for the oil and gas industry. Jeff Gaulin of CAPP explains that more "social cover" could make them more comfortable voicing their support.
The 180 - April 12th - Political perks, GMO labels, Minumum wageApr 10, 2015 | 54:00The 180 April 12th - Political perks, GMO labels, Minumum wage Audio
The 180 April 12th - Political perks, GMO labels, Minumum wage Apr 10, 2015 | 54:00In this episode we hear the argument that political perks can be well worth the cost to the public purse; an economist makes the case that the minimum wage should be different for different people; and a science journal goes on record saying GMO's should
The 180 - An argument against labelling GMO foodsApr 9, 2015 | 7:37The 180 An argument against labelling GMO foods Audio
The 180 An argument against labelling GMO foods Apr 9, 2015 | 7:37The approval of the "Arctic Apple" for the Canadian market rekindled a debate about whether GMO's should be labelled. In this episode we hear from Fred Guterl,of Scientific American, about why his journal is against mandatory labebeling for GMOs's.
The 180 - Does Canada need a public perfume policy?Apr 9, 2015 | 2:34The 180 Does Canada need a public perfume policy? Audio
The 180 Does Canada need a public perfume policy? Apr 9, 2015 | 2:34Canadians are free to wear whatever perfumes, body sprays, deodorants, talcs and spritzes they want, almost anywhere. Agnes Cadieux says that as a public policy, that stinks.
The 180 - When is a minimum wage, not a minimum wage?Apr 9, 2015 | 6:48The 180 When is a minimum wage, not a minimum wage? Audio
The 180 When is a minimum wage, not a minimum wage? Apr 9, 2015 | 6:48When is a minimum wage, not a minimum wage? When some people get paid at an even lower rate than others, that's when. Todd Hirsch with ATB Financial argues Canadian provinces should have different hourly wages for different ages.
The 180 - Climate change bad, but could it be good for Canadian agriculture?Apr 9, 2015 | 7:23The 180 Climate change bad, but could it be good for Canadian agriculture? Audio
The 180 Climate change bad, but could it be good for Canadian agriculture? Apr 9, 2015 | 7:23Climate change is bad, but until we are able to stop it, Vikram Mansharamani says Canada should try to look at the ways it could be good for Western agricultural producers.
The 180 - Political perks? No prob.Apr 9, 2015 | 7:56The 180 Political perks? No prob. Audio
The 180 Political perks? No prob. Apr 9, 2015 | 7:56National Post columnist Matt Gurney argues that we need to loosen up the purse strings—and loosen up in general—to allow perks for politicians.
The 180 - What good are fixed election laws?Apr 9, 2015 | 10:12The 180 What good are fixed election laws? Audio
The 180 What good are fixed election laws? Apr 9, 2015 | 10:12Two provinces announced they will ignore their fixed election dates, and a third decided not to implement new fixed election legislation, so we ask political scientist Lori Turnbull what value these laws have in Canadian democracy.

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