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Climate 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 - OPINION: Political correctness makes university education betterJun 19, 2015 | 7:59The 180 OPINION: Political correctness makes university education better Audio
The 180 OPINION: Political correctness makes university education better Jun 19, 2015 | 7:59Critics says universities are becoming way too politically correct, but Memorial University student Zaren Healey White says efforts to create understanding on campuses actually improve education in Canada.
The 180 - A debate over first-past-the-post, bounties for whistleblowers, and why we're doing monuments wrongJun 19, 2015 | 54:00The 180 A debate over first-past-the-post, bounties for whistleblowers, and why we're doing monuments wrong Audio
The 180 A debate over first-past-the-post, bounties for whistleblowers, and why we're doing monuments wrong Jun 19, 2015 | 54:00On this week's show: we host a debate over first-past-the-post, we hear the cases for and against offering bounties to whistleblowers, and we speak with an art professor who says Canada is going about monuments the wrong way.
The 180 - Opinion: It's time for a total ban on smokingJun 12, 2015 | 9:02The 180 Opinion: It's time for a total ban on smoking Audio
The 180 Opinion: It's time for a total ban on smoking Jun 12, 2015 | 9:02Postmedia columnist Jim Warren says that after years of incremental restrictions on tobacco products, it's time to lay down the law on smoking and ban tobacco completely
The 180 - Are leaders debates bad for democracy?Jun 12, 2015 | 7:57The 180 Are leaders debates bad for democracy? Audio
The 180 Are leaders debates bad for democracy? Jun 12, 2015 | 7:57Since at least 1968, Canadians have gotten used to the idea that every federal election campaign will feature at least two leaders debates. One in French, and one in English. Toronto political writer John Pepall says we should can the leaders debates.
The 180 - Renaming for ReconciliationJun 12, 2015 | 7:23The 180 Renaming for Reconciliation Audio
The 180 Renaming for Reconciliation Jun 12, 2015 | 7:23Michelle Robinson says not renaming colonial names for place could be part of the process of reconciliation between Canada and First Nations.
The 180 - Is it time to abolish the Senate?Jun 12, 2015 | 14:23The 180 Is it time to abolish the Senate? Audio
The 180 Is it time to abolish the Senate? Jun 12, 2015 | 14:23On this week's program, we have both sides on the question of Senate abolition. McGill University political scientist Antonia Maioni makes the case for doing away with the upper house, while Errol Mendes of Ottawa University says we should be looking at r
The 180 - OPINION: People are too mean to Social ConservativesJun 12, 2015 | 2:52The 180 OPINION: People are too mean to Social Conservatives Audio
The 180 OPINION: People are too mean to Social Conservatives Jun 12, 2015 | 2:52National Post columnist John Robson has always felt people are mean and dismissive toward Canada's social conservatives. And to Robson, media reaction to a recent leadership election in Ontario went too far.
The 180 - No Leaders Debates, Ban Smoking, Abolish the SenateJun 12, 2015 | 54:00The 180 No Leaders Debates, Ban Smoking, Abolish the Senate Audio
The 180 No Leaders Debates, Ban Smoking, Abolish the Senate Jun 12, 2015 | 54:00On this episode, a political writer argues leaders debates are bad for democracy, a former smoker argues for a total tobacco ban and we hear a debate on whether it's time to abolish the Senate.
The 180 - One senator's concerns about the Reform ActJun 7, 2015 | 5:54The 180 One senator's concerns about the Reform Act Audio
The 180 One senator's concerns about the Reform Act Jun 7, 2015 | 5:54The Reform Act made it through the House of Commons with overwhelming support, and its proponents would like the same to happen in the Senate. But Senator David Wells tells Jim Brown he's not convinced.
The 180 - OPINION: No more applause in the House of CommonsJun 7, 2015 | 5:38The 180 OPINION: No more applause in the House of Commons Audio
The 180 OPINION: No more applause in the House of Commons Jun 7, 2015 | 5:38Last week, the Speaker of the House in the UK tore a strip off newly elected MPs for clapping. Aaron Wherry, parliamentary reporter with Maclean's magazine, has similar complaints with clapping in Canadian parliament.
The 180 - Opinion: Don't blame airlines for your carry-on woesJun 5, 2015 | 2:41The 180 Opinion: Don't blame airlines for your carry-on woes Audio
The 180 Opinion: Don't blame airlines for your carry-on woes Jun 5, 2015 | 2:41An Air Canada crackdown on carry luggage has some travelers angry. But columnist Jack Knox of the Victoria Times Colonist sees this latest move as the perfect expression of Canadian justice.
The 180 - DEBATE: Are we asking for too many rights?Jun 5, 2015 | 18:05The 180 DEBATE: Are we asking for too many rights? Audio
The 180 DEBATE: Are we asking for too many rights? Jun 5, 2015 | 18:05On this week's show, we convene a debate between a sociologist who says the demand for rights in Canada has been inflated, and a lawyer who says we're just seeing a natural evolution of the way we interpret human rights.
The 180 - Rethinking the Canada-First Nations relationshipJun 5, 2015 | 7:56The 180 Rethinking the Canada-First Nations relationship Audio
The 180 Rethinking the Canada-First Nations relationship Jun 5, 2015 | 7:56Aaron Mills says the relationship between First Nations and European settlers was at one time a pretty beautiful thing. And if we want to make the most of the Truth and Reconciliaton commission, we should re-examine early treaties.
The 180 - Rethinking the Canada-First Nations relationship, hold the applause, and carry-on limitsJun 5, 2015 | 54:00The 180 Rethinking the Canada-First Nations relationship, hold the applause, and carry-on limits Audio
The 180 Rethinking the Canada-First Nations relationship, hold the applause, and carry-on limits Jun 5, 2015 | 54:00In this episode: an Aboriginal lawyer says we need to rethink the relationship between Canada and First Nations, a democracy hack that would limit applause in the House of Commons, and a columnist says he's excited about the carry-on crackdown.
The 180 - The trouble with counting green jobsJun 5, 2015 | 7:07The 180 The trouble with counting green jobs Audio
The 180 The trouble with counting green jobs Jun 5, 2015 | 7:07Jennifer Winter says talking about the economy in terms of clean technology, and green jobs isn't always very helpful. She's the associate director of Energy and Environmental Policy at the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy.

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