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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Bawls and Strikes

Maclean and Jordan talk government hypocrisy, quiet Ottawa, another mill…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Who’s in Cabinet, Power 50, and (another) prop rep revival

Maclean and Jordan ponder the quiet start to Justin Trudeau’s…

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The QPees: Will the NDP buy the farm on agriculture changes?

THE QPEE FOR EXCELLENCE IN STORYTELLING A little secret: there…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: farm fights, Green leaders and making up with Mike de Jong

Maclean and Jordan talk all things #bcpoli – including an…

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The QPees: Eby takes out court loss on opposition

THE QPEE FOR EXCELLENCE IN EXCUSES We know, we know,…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: federal election fallout

Jordan heads overseas to have an in-person visit with Maclean,…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Five days ’til the election

Maclean and Jordan talk federal election early turnout, ICBC, Hulk…

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Introducing the QPees – For Excellence in Question Period

THE QPEE FOR EXCELLENCE IN INSPIRATION Like thousands of others,…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove LIVE: Weaver, Sims and an epic Massey rant

Maclean and Jordan talk about the beginning of Andrew Weaver’s…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: The Orca turns 1 and the NDP struggle at UBCM

Maclean and Jordan get together to chat about the Orca’s…

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No bridge at the end of the tunnel

The 60-year-old Massey Tunnel sits on the bottom of the…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: breaking down week 1 of the federal election

Maclean and Jordan talk about the leaders, the campaign launch,…

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Kater Surprise

My wife and I recently stayed in downtown Vancouver for…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: On dropping writs and fiscal fortunes

Maclean and Jordan talk some federal politics on Day 1…

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The anniversary

The anniversary surprised me. But there it was, tucked in…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: TMX in court – chapter 19,657

Maclean and Jordan talk about ANOTHER TransMountain court appeal, the…

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For Your Consideration: Doug McCallum is the region’s #1 power broker

Every fall, the shadowy cabal that selects Vancouver Magazine’s iconic…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: A Midsummer’s Podcast Dream

Maclean and Jordan talk about all the big issues: the…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Heat on ethics, cabinet grades, and Jody’s social media

After a short summer break, the Hotstove returns to discover…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Bike plates, economic worries, Gerry, Jody, BoJo & more

From Prime Minister BoJo, to worrisome signs for BC’s economic…

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Blowing a lead

28-3. It’s all I could think about while I read…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove – The Neverending Story: Speaker’s Office edition

Maclean and Jordan talk about the leadership practice of Speaker…

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Plecas Writes, Plecas Does

I took one for the B.C. political pundit team and…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: let’s talk about elitism

The Elites were out lecturing the common folk this week…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Gas, Dirt, Sewage and Falling Stars

Maclean and Jordan talk about all the big BC/Canada/US political…

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A Modern Day Massey Royal Visit

It was July 15, 1959, when Queen Elizabeth and Prince…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Political winners and losers in the #TMX decision

Maclean and Jordan talk about what the TransMountain approval means…

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The night before TransMountain

’Twas the night before Trans Mountain, and all through the…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Pipelines, Plastic, and Pigskin

Maclean and Jordan talk about the impending Trudeau government decision…

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#BCPOLI HOTSTOVE: We know what the parties must do this summer

Maclean and Jordan break down the latest craziness in the…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: The End of a Long, Long, Loooooong Session

Maclean and Jordan discuss a potential NDP Cabinet Shuffle, the…

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The too-easy solution

The effect of money laundering on Lower Mainland real estate…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove – no gas tax criticism, and Jinny says Jinny did nothing wrong

Maclean and Jordan work through all the big issues, including…

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Jordan Bateman: let’s do the math on gas prices

The BC Liberal Party is using high gas prices to…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: the public inquiry is on

Maclean and Jordan chat about the breaking news that the…

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#BCPOLI HOTSTOVE: Live from the Legislature

Jordan is over in Victoria for meetings, so he and…

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The Taxfighter

Most B.C. taxpayers, especially ones under the age of 45,…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: BC vs. Alberta, Labour Code changes, and…dancing poo?

Maclean and Jordan discuss what’s hot and not in BC…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: gas prices, labour issues, Maple Ridge & Ministers Irresponsible

Come for the smart, funny and incisive political discussion. Stay…

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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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Andrew Wilkinson’s best seven days

If the BC Liberals go on to win the next…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: super hip woke #PRDebate edition

Maclean and Jordan recap the Horgan-Wilkinson debate on proportional representation,…

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Moving at the speed of Surrey

Doug McCallum moves fast. The septuagenarian Mayor of Surrey was…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove – Live at the BC Liberal Convention

Maclean Kay and co-host Jordan Bateman recap the sights and…

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A human face on healthcare waiting lists

EDITOR’S NOTE – This story was written before Minister of…

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Five things you might have missed in the municipal elections

Another municipal election is in the books, and this cycle…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove Goes Fo(u)rth

Lower Mainland Dynasties collapsing left, right, and…left! Victoria can’t Helps…

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The Rise and Fall of Surrey First

There’s an old Irish folk song I think about at…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove III – Speculation about the Speculation Tax

The Orca’s Jordan Bateman and Maclean Kay hold forth on municipal…

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Go bold or go home, BC Liberals

Second in a series on what the BC Liberal platform…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove Part Deux

The Orca‘s two windiest windbags hold forth on everything from…

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Advice for municipal candidates (and voters)

Nothing – and I mean Absolutely Nothing – makes me…

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Time for a completely new kind of BC Liberal platform

First in a series.  For the BC Liberal Party, the…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove

From the long-term political challenge LNG presents to John Horgan,…

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