#BCPOLI Hotstove: Critics, COVID, and Canadian Debt - The Orca

#BCPOLI Hotstove: Critics, COVID, and Canadian Debt

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All the wrong clocks keep ticking: twin epidemic case and death counts, instances of racism and profiling, and a truly gobsmacking federal debt.

Maclean and Jordan talk some big, heavy issues today: the COVID-19 death toll, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s investigation into racism against Indigenous people within the BC healthcare system, a trillion-dollar federal debt, and more. Plus a look at the BC Liberal critics.


  • This episode opens with a look at the BC Liberal shadow cabinet/critic roles, which follows up Friday’s cabinet edition of the show.
  • Okay, that’s heavy enough. For fun, let’s revisit a classic Hotstove, and dial the wayback machine to April 2019, when topics du jour included gas prices, LNG, and whether the NDP and Greens could keep getting along (they couldn’t.) Also, those two pairs of glasses are suspiciously similar.
  • Put some more plutonium in the Flux Capacitor and go back EVEN FURTHER to February 2019, when UnSpun 6 talked about a little controversy brewing in Ottawa with the PMO and Jody Wilson-Raybould that probably blew over and everyone forgot.