The 180

The 180 is a show that's meant to get Canadians talking about the issues that matter most wherever you live, coast to coast. Big city or small suburb, host Jim Brown and his team bring you opinions, analysis and points of view that get you going, and give you ways to get in on the debate.

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Episodes

The 180 Democracy Hacks: Coalition Governments

A new poll suggests that more Canadians might be willing to consider a coalition government than the last time the prospect was raised, in 2008. The 180 with Jim Brown hears more about the history of coalitions in Canada, and entertains a "democracy hack" suggestion from political scientist Lori Turnbull on making coalitions that are highly functional.
  • 2014
  • 00:11:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/06/2015

The 180 Making the Case for Supply Management

Canadian dairy farmers worry for the future of supply management, the system that protects farmers from foreign competition, and sets the price of milk. Canada is in negotiations to create the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade and investment treaty with 11 other Pacific countries. Despite assurances from the government, dairy farmers worry open borders will mean the end of government protection.
  • 2015
  • 00:12:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/06/2015

The 180 Democracy Hacks: Proportional Representation

If you ask Canadians how to improve our democracy, as The 180 with Jim Brown did, by far the most frequent suggestion is to get rid of the First-Past-the-Post voting system. Many suggest moving to a system of proportional representation. Currently in federal politics, a party can form a majority government with far fewer than a majority of the votes. Kelly Carmichael, ...
  • 2015
  • 00:14:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/06/2015

The 180 Is Higher Education a Solution to Income Inequality?

What if higher education isn't the way out of income inequality? Education has long been seen as the great equalizer to help narrow the gap between the haves and have nots. It's a widespread belief espoused by teachers, employers and politicians the world over. But a new study by two Canadian economists has turned that consensus on its head. They ...
  • 2015
  • 00:09:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/05/2015