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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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So, some news…

I’ll skip right to the important bit: I’m stepping down…

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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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We’re doing this for YOU

In February, the NDP introduced an amendment to the Balanced…

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Another kick at the can

Today, the NDP launched a do-over. Labour Minister Harry Bains…

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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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City Hall of Shame

Three of BC’s major cities keep tripping over their feet,…

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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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Budget Blues

In every budget – yes, even in a pandemic –…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove – The Beare Necessities

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

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Grin and Beare it

This week, MLAs from the BC Greens and BC Liberals…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Falcon Crest

Maclean and Jordan recap the first few days of the…

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A glimpse at Kevin Falcon’s next few weeks

Ask any new leader of a political party their plans,…

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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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Strange days on the home stretch

It took more than 300 days – longer than the…

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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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Unvax tax?

Quebec Premier Francois Legault says he wants to charge unvaccinated…

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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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A year to remember

Of BC’s three major party leaders, only Shirley Bond knows…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Year-Ender!

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

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Tough to shrug off: Furstenau, Greens look back at 2021

For BC Green leader Sonia Furstenau, 2021 ended on a…

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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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Not noteworthy

It’s a story as old as politics. By definition, a…

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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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Foiled at last?

We’ve known for some time that BC’s FOI system doesn’t…

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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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Part of life

Consider a not-very-different world, where everything is exactly the same…

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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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Truth and Reconciliation Day reading

Today is National Truth and Reconciliation Day. Today in the…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Debating the debate

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

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Now what?

What’s it all about, Alfie? Is it just for the…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Election déjà vu

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

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Election 44 predictions

Liberals Best case: It would take some luck, some unhappy…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Cruise ship follies

Maclean and Jordan talk about Alaska’s political move against the…

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Are we really doing this?

When the results are in, the big story of 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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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Federal election deep dive

Maclean and Jordan take the pulse of the federal election,…

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Making history

Yesterday, Hannah Hodson made history. If she’s successful, next month…

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Oh, brother

This morning, Liberal cabinet minister and candidate Maryam Monsef referred/spoke…

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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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In BC, déjà vu all over again

The next few days will see a lot of rhetorical…

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The spy thriller that wasn’t

Last week, two special prosecutors announced they have declined to…

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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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Summer buzz

Summer’s here, and the BC politics news has tapered off…

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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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Allusions, arguments, and alleged aspersions

What is BC politics without a debate about aspersions? During…

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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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Antisocial media

Like many women in politics, BC’s forests minister Katrine Conroy…

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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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That which we call a party, by any other name

Last week, Kevin Falcon finally confirmed what everyone already knew,…

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#BCPOLI Hotstove: Flight of the Falcon

Maclean and Jordan break down the Kevin Falcon campaign launch,…

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Between the lines

Can an official memo be hostile – condescending, even? Turns…

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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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In a crisis, honesty is the best prescription

This should have been so much easier. Last week, someone…

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Now is the summer of our discontent

I have a feeling we’re headed for a rough patch….

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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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Locked up, locked out

Hopefully, this was the last virtual budget lockdown. Normally –…

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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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Game of Throne (speeches)

In the Gordon Campbell governments, throne speeches were densely packed…

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Political Capital 8 – Premier struggles with blaming youth, Greens propose lockdown

Premier John Horgan struggles to get out from under criticism…

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Down for the undercount

Last year, BC was Canada’s golden child – a shining…

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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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Sorry/not sorry

For 48 hours, John Horgan and the NDP have suffered…

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Blowing it

There were obvious signs yesterday’s COVID-19 briefing was going to…

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Political Capital 7 – Housing, homelessness & a $645k outdoor toilet

We take a deep dive into BC’s new aggressive stance…

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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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Filed away

A story that quietly bubbled behind the scenes for more…

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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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Political Capital 5 – Call-centre troubles, mental health questions

What should the public make about a wild week of…

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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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Asking questions

Only in BC politics could one witness a deluge of…

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Political Capital 4 – Vaccine rollout, pandemic politics and misogyny in politics

Rob, Jillian, Katy and Maclean tackle BC’s changes to its…

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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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On the Ledge of Tomorrow…

Monday will see the first substantial session since last year’s…

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