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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Vaccination, Speculation, Broken Nation

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

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A pox on all their houses

Is Canada sick of the pandemic? Well…yes. Obviously. But there…

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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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The man in charge

In British Columbia, 2020 had two turning points – and…

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Bond, BC Liberals shifting gears on a long road back

Of BC’s three major party leaders, interim BC Liberal leader…

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Greens, Furstenau adapting after wild year

If 2020 was the longest year ever, it might have…

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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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Last Splash

This coming Monday, the Legislature will select a new Speaker….

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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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Meet the new bosses. Some of the old bosses.

The promotions: The single biggest jump is indisputably Selina Robinson, who…

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The Andrew Wilkinson Era: 2018 – 2020

Over the weekend, Andrew Wilkinson formally ended his time as…

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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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Election fallout

The NDP’s Lower Mainland fortress It’s not just the seat…

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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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A long road down

As the saying goes in football, you are what your…

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Best- and worst-case scenario election predictions

NDP Best Case: The polls are real. Seeking stability and…

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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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One of these things is exactly like the other

For those looking for virtue in Canadian and BC politics…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Rise of the Broverlord

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

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Are we sure it’s not personal?

This week of the provincial election campaign was always going…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Game of Throness

Maclean and Jordan dig into the ramifications of Andrew Wilkinson…

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Debate 2020: Who gets a cookie?

After weeks of hand-wringing about subjecting British Columbians to –…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Recapping the debate

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

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Politics has a problem with – and for – women

My firsthand introduction to politics was in 1997. Unfortunately, 1997…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Premier Us vs. Them

Maclean and Jordan discuss the third week of the BC…

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Which last campaign?

When analyzing an ongoing campaign, it’s only natural to compare…

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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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Prescription for a majority

Just for fun, let’s play a little what if. What…

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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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Vote within the lines

As of today, British Columbians have ordered 450,000 mail-in ballots….

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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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Manic Monday

The first big splash  The BC Liberals made the first…

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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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Rolling the dice

Despite John Horgan saying as recently as last Friday he…

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From star candidate to albatross

One of the NDP’s star candidates this election is Nathan…

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The guns of October

So. We’re really doing this. Today, Premier John Horgan confirmed…

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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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The pull and bull of the polls

John Horgan has stumbled into a tricky spot – one…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: A Matter of Overconfidence?

Maclean and Jordan try to figure out why on earth…

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Scenes from a big news day

You’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it dozens of times:…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Fall Fever

Maclean and Jordan ponder why on earth John Horgan is…

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Avoid the temptation, Premier

The wind really does seem to be changing. I was…

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Green Party at a crossroads

In 2017, everything was coming up Green. The party tripled…

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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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An MLA and a gentleman

As the summer legislative session wraps up – and amid…

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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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Snakebit

Is John Horgan in a slump? Three weeks in a…

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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 next big thing

After much speculation and hullabaloo over “opportunities” for an early…

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Missed Opportunity

At his weekly media availability this week, Premier John Horgan…

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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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Holes in the ground

Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but BC has…

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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 question is the question is the question

If you watched Monday’s BC Question Period, you may have…

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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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Ledge in the time of COVID

The first sign things are different is literally a sign….

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Monopoly, Massey, and Mishaps

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

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Thinking the unthinkable

In lieu of his now-usual daily press conference at his…

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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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BC’s jobs and employment numbers paint a sobering picture

In late March, the Business Council of BC (BCBC) modelled…

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Phantom Party

A new poll purports to show BC suddenly has four…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: The Reopening Proceedeth

Maclean and Jordan discuss the good and bad of reopening…

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Business as unusual

Green civil war (or, Judean People’s Front vs. The People’s…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 72

Switcheroo Week continues! On this week’s show, Jody Vance and…

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Side gig, or steel trap?

Let’s talk about politics, government, and side jobs. The first…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Wild Wild West

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

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Back to the ledge

Last week, Premier John Horgan announced the house would return…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Breaking dawn

Maclean and Jordan ponder the plan to gradually reopen the…

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Wide open spaces

The big takeaway from Dr. Bonnie Henry’s Tuesday briefing was…

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Waiting to exhale

On Monday, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta begin cautiously re-opening their…

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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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Looking to Regina

This week, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe released a detailed plans…

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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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The curve is flattening – but there’s still a long way to go

On Friday, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and other…

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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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Whither the cottage

Justin Trudeau has taken some flak for social media posts…

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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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The long road to economic recovery

We’re not out of the woods yet – not even…

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‘A slight chance of optimism, perhaps.’

BC appears to be on course for a COVID-19 growth…

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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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Emergency sitting

Today, Solicitor General Mike Farnworth announced a provincial state of…

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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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#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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Pop goes the budget

Today in Victoria, Finance Minister Carole James revealed B.C. still…

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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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Shouted down

Around 8:35 am, I was walking into the legislature. The…

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Crystal Clear

The day before Crystal Smith’s speech at the Natural Resource…

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