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Is the House of Commons ready for a petition about "Chemtrails?"

A BC MP asked that the government respond to a petition demanding action over what some people call "chemtrails." Alex Atamanenko speaks to Jim about why this alternative theory, dismissed by mainstream science, deserves the House's attention.

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The 180 - Should Canada be more open to coalition governments?Dec 19, 2014 | 11:39The 180 Should Canada be more open to coalition governments? Audio
The 180 Should Canada be more open to coalition governments? Dec 19, 2014 | 11:39A new polls suggests more Canadians might consider supporting a coalition in Parliament. We explore the history of coalitions in Canada, and hear one political scientist's democracy hack for making coalitions clearer.
The 180 - Why one expert on Arctic policy says we should be better friends with RussiaDec 18, 2014 | 8:40The 180 Why one expert on Arctic policy says we should be better friends with Russia Audio
The 180 Why one expert on Arctic policy says we should be better friends with Russia Dec 18, 2014 | 8:40Denmark is the latest country to claim the North Pole. We may be claiming overlapping territory, but Arctic researcher Joël Plouffe says it's important for Canada to maintain good relationships with all our northern neighbours-- even Russia.
The 180 - Should schools enforce dress codes?Dec 4, 2014 | 14:14The 180 Should schools enforce dress codes? Audio
The 180 Should schools enforce dress codes? Dec 4, 2014 | 14:14According the Fredericton High School dress code, students are expected to dress in a "neat, clean, modest and appropriate manner." But a group of students called Fredericton Youth Feminists is protesting the policy.
The 180 - Why it might feel like crime rates are high, when stats say they're droppingDec 12, 2014 | 8:31The 180 Why it might feel like crime rates are high, when stats say they're dropping Audio
The 180 Why it might feel like crime rates are high, when stats say they're dropping Dec 12, 2014 | 8:31Statistics Canada the murder rate is the lowest it's been since 1966. However, an Ipsos-Reid poll show only a minority of Canadians feel homicide rates are going down, and a third believe it's actually rising.
The 180 - Do we go too far when punishing people who abuse dogs?Sep 5, 2014 | 5:56The 180 Do we go too far when punishing people who abuse dogs? Audio
The 180 Do we go too far when punishing people who abuse dogs? Sep 5, 2014 | 5:56The CEO of an international food services company resigned after being caught on video kicking a dog. The incident caused outrage across the internet, but National Post columnist (and dog owner) Barbara Kay says it was nothing to lose a job over.
The 180 - Why this farmer hates the phrase "factory farm"Sep 24, 2014 | 3:47The 180 Why this farmer hates the phrase "factory farm" Audio
The 180 Why this farmer hates the phrase "factory farm" Sep 24, 2014 | 3:47180 listener Romy Schill tweeted us from her farm last week, to say she'd heard the term "factory farm" in our Food Fight series and really didn't like it. So we called her to find out why.
The 180 - What happens to Canada's nuclear waste?Nov 28, 2014 | 6:47The 180 What happens to Canada's nuclear waste? Audio
The 180 What happens to Canada's nuclear waste? Nov 28, 2014 | 6:47On our last program we had a conversation that compared wind and nuclear as sustainable sources of energy. But there was something that many of our listeners thought was missing from that conversation.So we made some calls on the subject of nuclear waste.
The 180 - Canada and the question of free tuition after high schoolJan 16, 2015 | 11:03The 180 Canada and the question of free tuition after high school Audio
The 180 Canada and the question of free tuition after high school Jan 16, 2015 | 11:03Recently in the U.S., Barack Obama suggested that the first two years of community college be free. What about in Canada? Jessica McCormick of the Canadian Federation of Students and Ben Eisen of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies debate.
The 180 - What are Kitimat residents saying about the Northern Gateway decision?Jun 19, 2014 | 6:43The 180 What are Kitimat residents saying about the Northern Gateway decision? Audio
The 180 What are Kitimat residents saying about the Northern Gateway decision? Jun 19, 2014 | 6:43In April, Kitimat residents rejected Northern Gateway in a non-binding plebiscite. This week, Jim speaks with two of those residents to hear what they think of cabinet's approval of the project.
The 180 - The federal cabinet's Northern Gateway decisionJun 19, 2014 | 22:41The 180 The federal cabinet's Northern Gateway decision Audio
The 180 The federal cabinet's Northern Gateway decision Jun 19, 2014 | 22:41The federal government has approved the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal. And it's headed for the courts as a number of First Nations launch legal protests. We'll speak to a lawyer who specializes in First Nations law, to hear what might happen now.
The 180 - Al Mussell: Want to save the planet? Skip the farmer's market!Sep 5, 2014 | 11:56The 180 Al Mussell: Want to save the planet? Skip the farmer's market! Audio
The 180 Al Mussell: Want to save the planet? Skip the farmer's market! Sep 5, 2014 | 11:56If you've been to a farmer's market lately, you've probably heard all about the virtues of buying from smaller, local farmers. But according to agricultural economist Al Mussell, smaller isn't necessarily better when if comes to farming.
The 180 - A philosopher makes the case for ethical huntingSep 17, 2014 | 15:54The 180 A philosopher makes the case for ethical hunting Audio
The 180 A philosopher makes the case for ethical hunting Sep 17, 2014 | 15:54Philosophy professor Nathan Kowalsky makes the case for hunting as part of a natural, ethical relationship with food and the environment.
The 180 - Laura Dawson on the Canada China FIPASep 19, 2014 | 9:11The 180 Laura Dawson on the Canada China FIPA Audio
The 180 Laura Dawson on the Canada China FIPA Sep 19, 2014 | 9:11Laura Dawson is a consultant who advises businesses who wish to invest internationally. She says a read of the new FIPA would allay many people's fears about it.
The 180 - Sugar Tax: obesity fix or misguided paternalism?Oct 3, 2014 | 6:24The 180 Sugar Tax: obesity fix or misguided paternalism? Audio
The 180 Sugar Tax: obesity fix or misguided paternalism? Oct 3, 2014 | 6:24The Heart and Stroke Foundation says a sugar tax would improve the health of Canadians in multiple ways. But Eric Crampton isn't so sure. The economist tells Jim Brown why sugar taxes aren't as sweet as proponents make them out to be.
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.

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