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Jordan Bateman: Bending about breaking the law

Premier David Eby’s affinity for yoga came in handy this…

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Jordan Bateman: Lions hope Rourke’s next pass falls incomplete

For the good of Canadian football, we need to find…

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Jordan Bateman: Advice for new mayors: remember the four C’s

First comes the swearing-in. Then, the swearing-at. Over the next…

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Jordan Bateman: The (new) housing facts of life

You take the good, you take the bad; you take…

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Jordan Bateman: BC NDP prefers some hostile takeovers to others

Hypocrisy has always run rampant in politics. But as they…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: One last byelection & Abyssinia, Maclean

For the final time, The Orca’s Maclean Kay and ICBA’s…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: F Bombs, doctor shortages and empty storefronts

Maclean and Jordan reconvene to talk about the week that…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Physician, hire thyself

Maclean and Jordan talk about bad messages and curious choices…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Laboured relations, SimCity & Poli-fievre?

Maclean and Jordan discuss the NDP’s move to strip workers…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: By-election fever returns

It’s by-election SZN as Vancouver Quilchena heads to the polls…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: I don’t understand this podcast stuff

Maclean (with new, raspy voice) and Jordan return to discuss…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Labour costs, Horganmania, and…Russell Wilson?

Maclean and Jordan discuss the BCGEU’s “chasm” with the NDP…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Gas prices, Lytton, FOI, and football

Maclean and Jordan break down all the news in BC…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Everyone is…right?

Maclean and Jordan discuss the political pressure on BC’s public…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Budget Blues

Maclean and Jordan discuss the NDP government’s 6th provincial budget,…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove – The Beare Necessities

Maclean and Jordan talk about the Speaker’s decision on the…

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By the numbers: 2022 BC Liberal leadership results

In any political campaign, there are tactics and strategies and…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Falcon Crest

Maclean and Jordan recap the first few days of the…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove LIVE: Reax to BC Liberal leadership decision day

Maclean Kay and Jordan Bateman hosted a live Twitter Space,…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Leaders Come (BC Liberals), Leaders Go (Erin O’Toole)

Maclean and Jordan talk about a couple of court cases,…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Fees for information and hospital parking, BCL campaign day 300

Maclean and Jordan discuss the NDP Government’s too-late plan to…

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Bonus #BCPOLI Hotstove – Post-BCL leadership debate show

Maclean and Jordan hosted an audio postgame show on Twitter…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Previewing the final BC Liberal leadership debate

Maclean and Jordan ponder what each candidate has to do…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove – New Year. Same Topic.

Maclean and Jordan co-host a jaw-dropping episode of the Hotstove,…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Year-Ender!

Maclean and Jordan are tired of talking about COVID, so…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Omicron and BC Liberal Debate Part 3

Maclean and Jordan discuss the exhaustion of another COVID-19 wave…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: 2021’s stretch run (not drag race)

As the 2021 political calendar comes to a close, Maclean…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: FOI, flooding, and a new BC Liberal Candidate?

Maclean and Jordan discuss the NDP’s FOI fee, flood response…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Recapping the BC Liberal Leadership Debate

Maclean and Jordan reconvene to recap the BC Liberal leadership…

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#BCPOLI HOTSTOVE: Taking arms against an atmospheric river of troubles

Maclean and Jordan discuss the atmospheric river and flooding it…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Autism supports dominates QP; Aaron Gunn’s decision

Maclean and Jordan chat about the focus on autism supports…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Stomping out misogyny in politics

Maclean and Jordan discuss a disturbing and disgusting misogynist attack…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Gunn Down and the FOI Flap

Maclean and Jordan discuss the BC Liberal organizing committee’s decision…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: NDP flips on FOI

Maclean and Jordan discuss the NDP’s plan to levy a…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Ledge Returns, Gunn In, Trudeau Surfs

Maclean and Jordan ponder the start of a fall session…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Debating the debate

Maclean and Jordan take a long look at last night’s…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Election déjà vu

Maclean and Jordan discuss the 2021 federal election results, which…

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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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