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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Cruise ship follies

Maclean and Jordan talk about Alaska’s political move against the…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Hearts, minds, and arms

Maclean and Jordan talk about the anti-vax demonstrations (and how…

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Legends of the Fall

There’s an old saying in the Canadian Football League that…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Federal election deep dive

Maclean and Jordan take the pulse of the federal election,…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Everything is happening!

Maclean and Jordan work through a very busy news week,…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: On fires, absences, tunnels, and elections

After two weeks off, Maclean and Jordan return to talk…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Pickups, housing, & six to watch

Maclean and Jordan head into a two-week Hotstove break with…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Whither a state of emergency?

While huge chunks of BC burn, the NDP Government refuses…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Filling the dog days of political summer

It may be summer, but there’s still lots for Maclean…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Part of life

Maclean and Jordan are back to discuss the Premier’s “fatalities…

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#BCPOLI HOTSTOVE: An outsider steps into the BC Liberal race

Val Litwin, former head of the BC Chamber of Commerce,…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Kicking off a very busy week

Maclean and Jordan break down a very busy week in…

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When the representative represents

It’s a question no one can really answer fully, or…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Estimates in the ledge, estimating leadership hopes

Maclean and Jordan talk about how Michael Lee is set…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: A difficult, eye-opening week

Maclean and Jordan discuss the awful discovery of 215 children…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: BC’s COVID re-opening roadmap

Maclean and Jordan look at Dr. Bonnie Henry’s big reopening…

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The evolution of Kevin Falcon

Kevin Falcon is back in BC politics, and that’s a…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Flight of the Falcon

Maclean and Jordan break down the Kevin Falcon campaign launch,…

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#BCPOLI​ Hotstove: Sick leave, data leakage, QP shenanigans

Maclean and Jordan begin with a tale of the greatest…

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#BCPOLI​ Hotstove: Turf wars, campaign financing, and (of course) COVID

Maclean and Jordan dig through the political issues of the…

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#BCPOLI​ Hotstove: Vaccinations, mental health and last thoughts on budget

Maclean and Jordan share their AstraZeneca reaction stories, plus discuss…

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#BCPOLI​ Hotstove: BC Budget 2021-22 Postgame show

Maclean and Jordan break down the 2021-22 BC Budget, including…

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#BCPOLI​ Hotstove: Don’t turn the page yet

Maclean and Jordan discuss the NDP’s Throne Speech, which reeeeeeeaaaaallllllly…

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#BCPOLI​ Hotstove: Pandemic despair and taxing thin air

Maclean and Jordan discuss the troubling pandemic numbers in BC,…

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#BCPOLI​ Hotstove: Dr. Weaver vs Bike Twitter

Maclean and Jordan talk about expensive public toilets, Dr. Andrew…

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#BCPOLI​ HOTSTOVE: Power, property, and perceived frontrunners

Maclean and Jordan talk about a good week in QP…

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#BCPOLI​ Hotstove: Long time vaccinator, first time caller

Maclean and Jordan discuss the role of the opposition and…

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#BCPOLI​ Hotstove: Site C, Small Business, COVID Life

Maclean and Jordan discuss all the week’s big political issues,…

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#BCPOLI​ Hotstove: Under the B, Blunder

Maclean and Jordan talk about the BC Government’s COVID-19 mental…

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#BCPOLI​ Hotstove: Confusion about the Commission

Maclean Kay and Jordan Bateman react to the vast differences…

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#BCPOLI​ HOTSTOVE: This should have been a busy week

Maclean and Jordan battle through a glitchy Internet to talk…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: No Super Bowl for you!

Maclean and Jordan try to overcome crushing morosity to talk…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Week by week messaging

Maclean and Jordan work through their helplessness, frustration, and other…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Flight of the Falcon?

After a too-long ramble about government IT and iPads, Maclean…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Vaccination, Speculation, Broken Nation

Maclean and Jordan discuss a number of topics, including vaccination…

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#BCPOLI​ HOTSTOVE: Political travelers and the Premiers who fire them

Maclean and Jordan reconvene to discover 2021 is the year…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Putting a bow on 2020

Maclean and Jordan close out 2020 with a discussion on…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Clawbacks and COVID Christmases

Maclean and Jordan sift through the big BC political news,…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: The Speaker’s Big Week

Maclean and Jordan discuss Raj Chouhan’s historic ascension to the…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Critics, COVID, and Canadian Debt

Maclean and Jordan talk some big, heavy issues today: the…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Cabinet making, claim staking, hope breaking

Maclean and Jordan discuss John Horgan’s cabinet choices — and…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Bond. Shirley Bond.

Maclean and Jordan discuss the selection of Shirley Bond as…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove – Playing the Blame Game

Maclean and Jordan talk about Gavin Dew’s analysis of the…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: The Snappening

Maclean and Jordan get metaphorical on this episode, discussing the…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Playing the (leadership) Field

Maclean and Jordan look at the contenders and pretenders in…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Orange Crush

John Horgan and the NDP won a commanding majority of…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: ‘Twas the Night Before Election Day

Maclean and Jordan convene one final time to discuss the…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Rise of the Broverlord

With just four days left in the campaign, Maclean and…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Game of Throness

Maclean and Jordan dig into the ramifications of Andrew Wilkinson…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Recapping the debate

Maclean and Jordan convene immediately after the BC leaders’ debate…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Premier Us vs. Them

Maclean and Jordan discuss the third week of the BC…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: All politics is local, Surrey edition

Maclean and Jordan discuss the BC Liberals’ attempt to take…

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All eyes on Surrey

If the BC Liberals, trailing in the polls, are to…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: COVID elections are…kinda boring

Maclean and Jordan venture beyond the bubble* and see surprisingly…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: the campaign’s first big splash

Andrew Wilkinson says he’ll scrap the PST for a year…

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Out of business

I walked through Horseshoe Bay a few weeks ago and…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Week 1, anyone having fun?

Maclean and Jordan talk about the first week of the…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: The race is on…for some reason

Maclean and Jordan, noted fall election skeptics, come to terms…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: A Matter of Overconfidence?

Maclean and Jordan try to figure out why on earth…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Fall Fever

Maclean and Jordan ponder why on earth John Horgan is…

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Building a safe worksite

Construction companies are used to overcoming challenges on projects, and…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: BC’s other health crisis

Maclean and Jordan discuss the NDP’s handling of the opioid…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Morneau out of bucks to give

Maclean and Jordan break down the shocking news that Bill…

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Neither woke nor lit

It’s the dirty little secret the John Horgan NDP doesn’t…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: School’s out for…longer?

Maclean and Jordan look at the sudden decision to delay…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Schools, slumps, and streaks

Maclean and Jordan discuss the NDP Government’s school reopening announcement…

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The other public health crisis

As the pandemic drags on, I’ve been rewatching the 2000s…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: The Apologia

Maclean and Jordan discuss the Summer of Apologies, plus how…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Red ink and red tape

Maclean and Jordan try and make sense of the province’s…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: EI, TMX, SCC, CBAs, CPC and other acronyms

Maclean and Jordan talk about John Horgan’s curious delay on…

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The night at the end of the tunnel

Yet another major crisis is looming in BC – one…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: The pols are back in town (Return of the Ledge)

Maclean and Jordan discuss the first two days of the…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Monopoly, Massey, and Mishaps

Maclean and Jordan ponder ICBC Monopoly, a house fall federal…

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#BCPOLI HOTSTOVE: The A(&W)lberta Advantage?

Maclean and Jordan look eastward at what’s reopening in Alberta…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: The Reopening Proceedeth

Maclean and Jordan discuss the good and bad of reopening…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Underscore & Bateman talk BC comeback

It’s Switcheroo Week 1 here at The Orca, as UnSpun’s…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Wild Wild West

Maclean and Jordan talk about extrapolitical salaries, the deal with…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Breaking dawn

Maclean and Jordan ponder the plan to gradually reopen the…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: COVID-19 snapshots and ‘winning the peace’

Maclean and Jordan discuss a range of COVID-19 topics, including…

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Minor hockey – like life – may look very different this fall

Make no mistake: restarting British Columbia after The Great Isolation…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: the elusive new normal

Maclean and Jordan ponder how consumer-facing businesses (retail, tourism, shops,…

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Cruisin’ for some solutions

As B.C.’s COVID-19 curve flattens and even Dr. Bonnie Henry…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: A tale of different cities

Maclean and Jordan continue their COVID-19 discussions, including an audio…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Dreaming of recovery

Maclean and Jordan discuss life and politics in the Great…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: The No April Fools Edition

Maclean and Jordan continue to navigate the strange new political…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove – Social, er, physical distancing, day 10

Maclean and Jordan discuss life in isolation, governments’ slow response…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Is the Salish Sea enough Social Distance?

Maclean and Jordan check in from their home offices to…

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The QPees: Married to the Mob

THE QPEE FOR EXCELLENCE IN SEMI-TRIUMPHANT RETURNS By popular demand,…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Protests take a break – but politics never sleeps

Maclean and Jordan discuss the suddenly-quiet protest issue, the NDP’s…

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Something in the water

American groups funding eco-activists opposed to Canadian oil and gas…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: A(nother) long night at the ledge

Maclean and Jordan break down the Legislature protest news, including…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Protests, apologies, and the perils of Twitter

Maclean and Jordan try to figure out what the heck…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove – Live from Budget 2020

Jordan Bateman and Maclean Kay were both in Victoria for…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Protest in Victoria – and beyond

Maclean and Jordan break down all the players in this…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: TMX, tight polls, tighter budget

Maclean and Jordan talk about the NDP’s plan for the…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Ride sharing woes, leadership races

Maclean and Jordan ponder Surrey’s war on ridesharing, the CPC…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: A mini shuffle, a big court loss, and an extra big rant

Maclean and Jordan tackle John Horgan’s petite cabinet shuffle, the…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Winter has come

Maclean and Jordan consider all the big political issues: Jordan…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Election speculation, leadership races, and the UN

Hypocrisy, hijinks, and hilariously awful one-liners abound. How can you…

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