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The importance of being earnest

Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer was in town Friday morning,…

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#BCPOLI HOTSTOVE: Oil and Water

Maclean and Jordan discuss the fallout from the Alberta election,…

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Politics is a team sport – until you win?

Power changes a person. That’s not a startling revelation –…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove – Social Studies Edition

Maclean Kay and Jordan Bateman talk about the burning issues…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove – with Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson is the Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition,…

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Hear them out, ALC

As a longtime resident (and retired two-term Township councillor) of…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: The Incredible Shrinking Cabinet

Just before Maclean went to bask in the oratorical greatness…

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Time to open up the People’s house – in every way

Last week, ICBA president Chris Gardner and I were in…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Budget 2019 Lockup Lockdown

Both Maclean Kay and Jordan Bateman were in the BC…

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Budget 2019: The devil’s in the details

It was a day of re-announcements and pre-announcements in B.C.’s…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Spring Session Preview

Maclean and Jordan chat about what to expect from the…

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Why is the NDP government collecting email addresses?

A long time ago, a wizened veteran of a thousand…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: The Mother of All Wrapups

The Mother of All Byelections ™ has come and gone…

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Keeping up with crazy

No way. I don’t believe for one millisecond that the…

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Plecas Report outlines shocking expense abuse allegations

British Columbia may have just had its David Dingwall moment:…

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My long wait for news (any news!) out of Darryl Plecas’ office

For an academic, Daryl Plecas has a surprising streak of…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove – The Whole Nine Yards Edition

It’s another busy week in #BCPOLI land. Where to begin?…

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My prediction for Nanaimo depends on what minute it is

When it comes to predicting the Mother of All By-Elections™,…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: The Mother of All Byelections ™ Edition

To recap: Last year, John Horgan left Nanaimo’s Leonard Krog,…

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Stink, stank, stunk

Tap, tap, tap, hello? Hello? Is this mic on? Ahem……

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Emergency Unscheduled PR Results OMG What Happened Edition

After British Columbia rejected proportional representation for a third time…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Holly Jolly Hotstove

The Hotstove wraps up a tumultuous 2018 by mining for…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Eight is Never Enough

From L’affaire Plecas ™ to The Mother of All Byelections…

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Taxing the taxman

As someone who tirelessly fought the hated Medical Services Premium…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: 7th Heaven

BC politics are never dull – and never take a…

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Spending enough to fill a giant cave

Apparently, someone has discovered a giant cave in Wells Gray…

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Why bet against a spring election? Surrey.

Chatter over a spring 2019 provincial election has grown in…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove 6

After a unique, historic – and very serious – day…

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When is 1.997 not less than 2?

Greater than/less than is simple math we all learn as…

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