December 2013

The 180's Controversial Christmas Special

The 180 is a show that tackles all sorts of prickly topics, and we enjoy nothing more than a spirited debate over the issues that...

Northern Gateway Pipeline review, Random breathalyzers

On this episode Jim's guests debate the merits of the Joint Review Panel report on Northern Gateway, and talk about a proposal for random breathalyzer...

What do you think about the approval (with conditions) of the Northern Gateway Pipeline?

The federal Joint Review Panel has released its report on the Northern Gateway Pipeline proposal. It has approved the application, with 209 conditions. Enbridge Canada...

The 180 call out of the week: Let's end the "dreaded who is a better mom" debate.

On our last show we heard from economist and mother Marina Adshade about why she'd like to be cut a bit of slack from stay...

Online pornography, Big CPP, CEOs paycheques

On this episode Jim Brown's guests debate the future of the Canada Pension Plan, discuss a proposal to have Canadians "opt in" to access internet...

The 180 call out of the week: Apologies and politics

On our last show we spoke to former M.P. and former B.C. Premier Ujjal Dosanjh about a 180 he's done on the topic of government... Read More »

One working mother's message for her stay at home counterparts...

Marina Adshade is a working mother. She's an economist and blogger who writes about economics and relationships. And she says she feels she's judged by...

Should police be able to give random breathalyzer tests?

There's a private member's bill working its way through Parliament that would give police the right to administer breathalyzer tests to drivers, without cause to...

Should Canadians have to "opt in" to get access to online pornography?

A Conservative Member of Parliament from Manitoba is working on a proposal that would require Canadians to declare their intention to look at online pornography... Read More »

Is a bigger CPP, a better CPP?

Next week provincial finance ministers will meet with their federal counterpart to discuss the future of the Canada Pension Plan. One of the options is...

Apology politics, Declawing cats, N.B. Premier goes to Alberta to talk about oil

On this episode Jim's guests discuss the politics of apologies, debate whether a ban is needed on the practice of de-clawing house cats, and explore...

Why did New Brunswick's Premier address the Alberta legislature? (Hint: pipelines!)

New Brunswick Premier David Alward was recently invited to be the first sitting premier of another province to address Alberta's legislature.... Read More »

If there were a tax on pop, would you drink less of it?

A new report calls into question whether taxing pop and other sugary drinks would actually cut down on rates of obesity.... Read More »

Are government apologies for historic wrongs just political "pandering"?

The British Columbia government is embarking on a public consultation process. It is planning an apology for historic discrimination against members of the province's Chinese... Read More »

Should we ban the practice of declawing cats?

Veterinarians in Nova Scotia recently debated whether they should ban the practice of declawing cats. The association representing the province's vets has decided to put...
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