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What would burst the carbon bubble in Alberta's oil patch?

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 - A response to last week's defence of trophy huntingMar 12, 2015 | 8:47The 180 A response to last week's defence of trophy hunting Audio
The 180 A response to last week's defence of trophy hunting Mar 12, 2015 | 8:47On last week, we heard a defence of trophy hunting, from BC Conservative Party Leader Dan Brooks. Brian Falconer of the Raincoast Conservation Foundation takes the opposite view.
The 180 - An unpaid advertisement for the "Economist Party"Mar 12, 2015 | 1:35The 180 An unpaid advertisement for the "Economist Party" Audio
The 180 An unpaid advertisement for the "Economist Party" Mar 12, 2015 | 1:35A group of Canadian economists has long toyed with the idea of creating political party that stuck to hard economic principles. Well, if you're going to run for office in Canada, you need to do some advertising. We wondered what that might sound like.
The 180 - What Canada would look like if it were run by economists?Mar 12, 2015 | 7:06The 180 What Canada would look like if it were run by economists? Audio
The 180 What Canada would look like if it were run by economists? Mar 12, 2015 | 7:06Tugging at the heartstrings and playing the fear card are long standing tools of the political trade-- but what if a party were based entirely on economics, and not emotion, regardless of what voter reaction would be?
The 180 - Should our health-care system embrace failure?Mar 12, 2015 | 7:22The 180 Should our health-care system embrace failure? Audio
The 180 Should our health-care system embrace failure? Mar 12, 2015 | 7:22Dr. Danielle Martin says if we blame people and programs when things go wrong, they will be reluctant to try new things-- and if they don't try new things, the system will never improve.
The 180 - Math without MarksMar 12, 2015 | 6:50The 180 Math without Marks Audio
The 180 Math without Marks Mar 12, 2015 | 6:50Dave Martin says just because math is based in numbers, doesn't mean it should be assessed using numbers. The high school math teacher says he has a better idea: give written feedback.
The 180 - When is the left lane best?Mar 12, 2015 | 2:52The 180 When is the left lane best? Audio
The 180 When is the left lane best? Mar 12, 2015 | 2:52Last week, we told you how the B.C. government wants to crack down on left lane hogs. But is lingering on the left really so bad? We hear from a former driving instructor who says sometimes left is best.
The 180 - What to do about left lane hogsMar 6, 2015 | 3:56The 180 What to do about left lane hogs Audio
The 180 What to do about left lane hogs Mar 6, 2015 | 3:56B.C. says it will crack down on drivers who drive in the left lane: but how?
The 180 - A First Nations regiment for Canada's militaryMar 6, 2015 | 6:54The 180 A First Nations regiment for Canada's military Audio
The 180 A First Nations regiment for Canada's military Mar 6, 2015 | 6:54Jamie Wilson, Commissioner for the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba, says an aboriginal regiment would create a great opportunity for all Canadians to learn about First Nations military history.
The 180 - A call for cities to end discounts for seniorsMar 6, 2015 | 7:20The 180 A call for cities to end discounts for seniors Audio
The 180 A call for cities to end discounts for seniors Mar 6, 2015 | 7:20A new report says cities should stop offering discounts to seniors for things like transit and recreation services. We speak with report author (and senior himself), Harry Kitchen.
The 180 - Can you understand your child's report card?Mar 6, 2015 | 2:47The 180 Can you understand your child's report card? Audio
The 180 Can you understand your child's report card? Mar 6, 2015 | 2:47Five years ago, the Toronto District School Board reintroduced plain English to its report cards. But as mother Catherine Porter tells us, it's hard to make sense of the comments teachers write about their students.
The 180 - The debate over military training in high schoolsMar 6, 2015 | 12:28The 180 The debate over military training in high schools Audio
The 180 The debate over military training in high schools Mar 6, 2015 | 12:28Some Regina secondary school students are now taking military training for credit-- and that has peace activists up in arms. We hear from one of those activists, Florence Stratton, and from Saskatchewan's military liaison, Yogi Huyghebaert.
The 180 - The debate over high school credit for military trainingMar 6, 2015 | 12:28The 180 The debate over high school credit for military training Audio
The 180 The debate over high school credit for military training Mar 6, 2015 | 12:28Some Regina secondary school students are now taking military training for credit-- and that has peace activists up in arms. We hear from one of those activists, Florence Stratton, and from Saskatchewan's military liaison, MLA Yogi Huyghebaert.
The 180 - The 180: Military training in schools, trophy hunting, ending seniors discountsMar 6, 2015 | 54:00The 180 The 180: Military training in schools, trophy hunting, ending seniors discounts Audio
The 180 The 180: Military training in schools, trophy hunting, ending seniors discounts Mar 6, 2015 | 54:00In this episode, both sides of the debate over military training in public schools, a B.C. hunter makes a passionate defense of trophy hunting and we hear about a report that calls for an end to municipal discounts for seniors.
The 180 - A Defence of Trophy HuntingMar 4, 2015 | 7:32The 180 A Defence of Trophy Hunting Audio
The 180 A Defence of Trophy Hunting Mar 4, 2015 | 7:32BC Conservative Leader Dan Brooks explains why he believes trophy hunting, as opposed to hunting for meat, is misunderstood and unfairly maligned.
The 180 - A response to the question of First Nations boarding schoolsFeb 27, 2015 | 9:45The 180 A response to the question of First Nations boarding schools Audio
The 180 A response to the question of First Nations boarding schools Feb 27, 2015 | 9:45On our previous show, First Nations education expert Waubageshig argued that boarding schools could help better educational outcomes for Aboriginal children. This week, we hear a response from Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux.

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