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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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That which we call no-fault

The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers….

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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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One unto the breach

Yesterday, Sonia Furstenau became the first officially declared candidate to…

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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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The ultimate own goal

Ultimately, the NDP painted themselves into a corner. It just…

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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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Is this an election year?

The fate of every minority government is to face endless…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Santa’s naughty and nice list

Who’s been nice in politics? Who’s been naughty? Santa Claus…

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Questions for John Horgan, Version 2.0

Every year, the Premier schedules customary – but not obligatory…

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Ready to Rumble

It was yet another rollercoaster of a year in BC…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Strikes, Surrey, and interviews that will never be

Jordan gives John Horgan heck for dodging a year end…

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Farewell, professor

Last month, Andrew Weaver announced he was done – well,…

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The shape of campaigns to come

By now, you’ve seen the video. Transportation Minister and North…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Gaffes, laughs, and big asks

Maclean and Jordan break down Trudeau’s boom mike gaffe, Horgan’s…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Laborious labour files, and taxes, taxes, taxes

Maclean and Jordan talk about the final week of the…

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The incredible shrinking surplus

Second verse, same as the first. Finance Minister Carole James’…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Of bus strikes, cabinets, turkeys, and councils gone bad

Maclean and Jordan talk about the impending transit strike in…

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Some good news in the north

While it may not be an existential threat such as…

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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 last Mayday

After more than 13 years, Canada’s longest-serving national party leader…

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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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Course correction

What would you say was the top issue of the…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: federal election fallout

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

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What next?

The short version is a Liberal minority government. The long…

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Election night predictions

Liberals Best case: Voters shrug off the scandals, stick to…

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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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#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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Legends of the fall session

Three days ahead of what looked like a fairly unremarkable…

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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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A far cry from ‘goody bags’

Last week at UBCM, Premier John Horgan was direct, bordering…

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The Orca, 1 year in

On October 1st 2018, The Orca took to the waters…

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Adding up

The legislative spending scandal didn’t start when Clerk Craig James…

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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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#BCPOLI Hotstove: On dropping writs and fiscal fortunes

Maclean and Jordan talk some federal politics on Day 1…

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Bad news day

As Finance Minister Carole James and her staff put the…

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