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The Orca Business Beat - July 12, 2019

02:10 | Jul 12th

Bob Price wraps up another work week with the Friday edition of The Orca Business Beat.
UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck -- Episode 27

31:50 | Jul 11th

Welcome to UnSpun - The Orca's current events podcast and YouTube show. Every week, Jody Vance and George Affleck unspin the latest news in local, provincial, federal politics, and much more. In this week's episode, Jody and George get back into the ...Show More
The Orca Business Beat - July 11, 2019

02:21 | Jul 11th

Bob Price has the day's top headlines on the Thursday edition of The Orca Business Beat.
#BCPOLI HOTSTOVE: The Elitists Strike Back Edition

43:25 | Jul 10th

The Elites were out lecturing the common folk this week in Canadian and BC politics, and Maclean Kay and Jordan Bateman are taking none of it. Power to the people!
The Orca Business Beat - July 10, 2019

01:57 | Jul 10th

Bob Price has today's top headlines on The Orca Business Beat.
The Orca Business Beat - July 9, 2019

02:02 | Jul 9th

Bob Price is here with the top headlines on the Tuesday edition of The Orca Business Beat
The Orca Business Beat - July 8, 2019

02:07 | Jul 8th

Bob Price begins the work week with the Monday edition of The Orca Business Beat.
UnSpun #26 with Jody Vance & George Affleck

28:10 | Jul 5th

Welcome to UnSpun - The Orca's current events podcast and YouTube show. Every week, Jody Vance and George Affleck unspin the latest news in local, provincial, federal politics, and much more. In this week's episode, Jody and George talk density along...Show More
Orca Business Beat - July 5, 2019

02:01 | Jul 5th

Bob Price wraps up the week with the Friday edition of The Orca Business Beat.
Orca Business Beat - July 4, 2019

02:18 | Jul 4th

Bob Price has all the latest headlines on today's edition of The Orca Business Beat.
#BCPOLI HOTSTOVE: Gas, Dirt, Sewage and Falling Stars

44:36 | Jul 3rd

Maclean and Jordan talk about all the big BC/Canada/US political issues - including the early returns on the BCUC's gasoline price review; the political futures of Doug Donaldson and Sonia Furstenau, the nattering nabobs of NIMBYism, the ascendant Ka...Show More
The Orca Business Beat - July 3, 2019

02:24 | Jul 3rd

Bob Price has the latest headlines that matter in today's edition of The Orca Business Beat.
Orca Business Beat - July 2, 2019

02:13 | Jul 2nd

Bob Price has your Orca Business Beat for Tuesday, July 2nd.
UnSpun 25 with Jody Vance and George Affleck

30:45 | Jun 28th

Every week, Jody Vance and George Affleck unspin the latest news in local, provincial, federal politics, and much more.   In this week’s episode, Jody and George give the gears to Translink on the lack of nighttime service; talk about the disin...Show More
OFF THE CLUFF: Historian Daniel Marshall sees the forest and the trees

10:16 | Jun 24th

Every two weeks, Orca readers are treated to the writings of renowned BC historian Dr. Daniel Marshall. Earlier this year, Daniel won the prestigious Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia for his book Claiming t...Show More
UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck - Episode 24

33:09 | Jun 22nd

Welcome to UnSpun - The Orca's current events podcast and YouTube show. Every week, Jody Vance and George Affleck unspin the latest news in local, provincial, federal politics, and much more. In this week's episode, Jody and George get into pipelines...Show More
Orca Business Beat - June 21, 2019

02:01 | Jun 21st

Bob Price wraps up the week with the Friday edition of The Orca Business Beat.
Orca Business Beat - June 20, 2019

02:25 | Jun 20th

Bob Price has today's top headlines on The Orca Business Beat.
Orca Business Beat - June 20, 2019

02:28 | Jun 20th

Bob Price and The Orca Business Beat for your Thursday, June 20th.
#BCPOLI HOTSTOVE: Political Winners and Losers in the #TMX Decision

35:15 | Jun 19th

Maclean and Jordan talk about what the TransMountain approval means politically for Justin Trudeau, Andrew Scheer, Jagmeet Singh, Elizabeth May, John Horgan, Andrew Wilkinson and Andrew Weaver.
Orca Business Beat - June 19, 2018

02:20 | Jun 19th

Bob Price has the headlines that matter most on today's edition of The Orca Business Beat.
Orca Business Beat - June 18, 2019

01:55 | Jun 18th

Bob Price has the Tuesday, June 18th edition of The Orca Business Beat.
OFF THE CLUFF: Countering the Union Rhetoric on Apprenticeship

09:13 | Jun 17th

It’s the complete opposite of what BC’s construction unions claim: Documents obtained from the provincial government’s Industry Training Authority show that open shop companies sponsor four times more apprentices than unions do. Jordan Bateman is the...Show More
Orca Business Beat - Monday, June 17.

02:23 | Jun 17th

Bob Price gets your work week underway with the Monday edition of The Orca Business Beat.
UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck -- Episode 23

28:23 | Jun 14th

Welcome to UnSpun - The Orca's current events podcast and YouTube show. Every week, Jody Vance and George Affleck unspin the latest news in local, provincial, federal politics, and much more. In this week's episode, Jody and George unravel the press ...Show More
Orca Business Beat - June 14, 2019

01:55 | Jun 14th

Bob Price wraps up the week with the Friday edition of The Orca Business Beat.
Orca Business Beat - June 13, 2019

01:43 | Jun 13th

Bob Price and The Orca Business Beat for June 13, 2019.
#BCPOLI HOTSTOVE: Pipelines, Plastic and Pigskin

38:24 | Jun 12th

Maclean and Jordan talk about the impending Trudeau government decision on the TransMountain Pipeline; the CPC's soon-to-be-released climate plan; Justin "Plastic Man" Trudeau's performance; the Agricultural Land Commission's anti-farmer policies; an...Show More
Orca Business Beat - June 12, 2019

02:24 | Jun 12th

Bob Price is here with the top headlines on The Orca Business Beat.
Orca Business Beat - June 11, 2019

01:58 | Jun 11th

Bob Price has the headlines that matter in today's edition of The Orca Business Beat.
OFF THE CLUFF: Rennie's Ryan Berlin on the ever-changing #VanRE market

11:06 | Jun 10th

The B.C. real estate market continues to slow, thanks to unprecedented government intrusion into the market. One recent report estimated the loss of equity at $89 billion over the past year alone – a number which would have a staggering impact on bot...Show More
Orca Business Beat - June 10, 2019

02:23 | Jun 10th

Bob Price gets you caught up on the headlines that matter on the Monday edition of The Orca Business Beat.
UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck - Episode 22

31:29 | Jun 7th

In this week’s episode, Jody and George dig into the power of taxi lobbyists; why gas prices could be a game changer in the next election; how a new Vancouver Art Gallery could also be a new city hall; and when is it cool to land a helicopter in your...Show More
Orca Business Beat - June 7, 2019

02:15 | Jun 7th

Bob Price wraps up the work week with the Friday edition of The Orca Business Beat.
OFF THE CLUFF: Blair King exposes the flaws in the NDP's gas gouging claims

10:33 | Jun 6th

Gas prices continue to be a hot topic around B.C. as constrained supply, high taxes, and onerous regulations conspire to drive up costs. Premier John Horgan has tried to stop the political bleeding over this issue by referring it off to the BC Utilit...Show More
Orca Business Beat - Thursday, June 6, 2019

01:48 | Jun 6th

Bob Price and your Orca Business Beat for Thursday, June 6th.
Orca Business Beat - June 5, 2019

02:23 | Jun 5th

Bob Price has a busy mid-week edition of The Orca Business Beat.
#BCPOLI HOTSTOVE: We Know What The Parties Must Do This Summer

35:10 | Jun 4th

Maclean and Jordan break down the latest Plecas craziness, Vaughn Palmer's piece on Rich Coleman, and what the three main parties need to do this summer.
Orca Business Beat - June 4, 2019

02:05 | Jun 4th

Bob Price has The Orca Business Beat for Tuesday, June 4th.
The Orca Business Beat - June 3, 2019

01:57 | Jun 3rd

Bob Price starts the brand new week with the Monday edition of The Orca Business Beat.
OFF THE CLUFF: The Orca's Maclean Kay Wraps Up Another Busy #BCLeg session

10:47 | Jun 3rd

NOTE: This episode was taped just before the craziness of the Thursday's brouhaha over Speaker Darryl Plecas' conduct. It’s been a long, long, looooong legislative session in Victoria, as the NDP-Green coalition push through major changes to everythi...Show More
Orca Business Beat - May 31, 2019

02:05 | May 31st

Bob Price wraps up the work week with the Friday edition of The Orca Business Beat.
Unspun with Jody Vance and George Affleck -- Episode 21

30:59 | May 31st

Welcome to UnSpun - The Orca's current events podcast and YouTube show. Every week, Jody Vance and George Affleck unspin the latest news in local, provincial and federal politics, and much more. In this week's episode, Plecas is back, JWR goes full i...Show More
MAY 30 BUSINESS BEAT

01:43 | May 30th

Bob Price has your Orca Business Beat for May 30th.
#BCPOLI HOTSTOVE: The End of a Long, Long, Loooooong Session

44:43 | May 29th

Maclean and Jordan discuss a potential NDP Cabinet Shuffle (au revoir, Claire & Jinny), the Greens and BC Liberals correcting NDP/union overreach, foreign money, road building overruns (thank you, sweetheart union deal), Doug Routley's (alleged) dirt...Show More
Orca Business Beat - May 29th.

02:18 | May 29th

Bob Price has the latest headlines on The Orca Business Beat.
OFF THE CLUFF - How is #VanPoli shaping up, 6 months after the election?

11:35 | May 28th

It has been six months since a new mayor and city council were elected in Vancouver – more than long enough for them to find both their offices and the washrooms at City Hall, to start building (or alienating) potential alliances, and to begin to sha...Show More
Orca Business Beat - May 28, 2019

01:56 | May 28th

Bob Price has the news you need to know on The Orca Business Beat.
Orca Business Beat - May 27, 2019

02:23 | May 27th

Bob Price has a packed lineup for today's edition of The Orca Business Beat.
UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck - Episode 20

30:36 | May 24th

Welcome to UnSpun - The Orca's current events podcast and YouTube show. Every week, Jody Vance and George Affleck unspin the latest news in local, provincial and federal politics, and much more. In this week's episode, Jody and George take on topics ...Show More
Orca Business Beat - May 24, 2019

02:00 | May 24th

Bob Price has your Friday edition of the Orca Business Beat.
Orca Business Beat - May 23, 2019

01:53 | May 23rd

Bob Price has your Thursday, May 23rd edition of the Orca Business Beat.
#BCPOLI HOTSTOVE: Horgan forbids gas tax criticism, Jinny says Jinny is all good

34:37 | May 22nd

Maclean and Jordan work through all the big issues, including John Horgan's weirdly-focused gas price review; Jinny Sims investigating Jinny Sims; a sweetheart NDP-union deal causing a $21 million overrun; and Unifor's conflict of interest.
Orca Business Beat - May 22, 2019

02:07 | May 22nd

Bob Price starts your day with the latest headlines on the Orca Business Beat.
Orca Business Beat - May 21, 2019

02:18 | May 21st

After a long weekend, Bob Price gets your day rolling with the Orca Business Beat.
May 17 Orca Business Beat

02:01 | May 17th

Bob Price wraps up the week with the Orca Business Beat.
UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck - Episode 19

29:16 | May 16th

Welcome to UnSpun - The Orca's current events podcast and YouTube show. Every week, Jody Vance and George Affleck unspin the latest news in local, provincial and federal politics, and much more. In this week's episode, reports, inquiries, and accusat...Show More
Orca Business Beat - May 16, 2019

01:42 | May 16th

Cleared for takeoff.  Bob Price and your Orca Business Beat for Thursday, May 16th.
#BCPOLI HOTSTOVE: The Public Inquiry Is On

31:43 | May 15th

Maclean and Jordan chat about the breaking news that the NDP Government has ordered a public inquiry into money laundering, plus the Jinny Sims scandal.
Orca Business Beat - May 15, 2019

01:49 | May 15th

Bob Price has the top business news to get your day rolling on the Orca Business Beat.
Orca Business Beat - May 14, 2019

01:51 | May 14th

Bob Price starts your day with the top headlines on the Orca Business Beat.
OFF THE CLUFF: Rex Murphy preaching the truth the way only Rex Murphy can

15:23 | May 13th

Rex Murphy and Rick Cluff - two CBC broadcasting legends - got together recently to shoot the breeze about Justin Trudeau's various scandals, Canadian energy, the federal election, and much more... NOTE: This episode was taped just before the news th...Show More
Orca Business Beat - May 13, 2019

02:01 | May 13th

Bob Price begins your week with all the biggest headlines in the world of business!
UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck -- Episode 18

28:35 | May 10th

Welcome to UnSpun - The Orca's current events podcast and YouTube show. Every week, Jody Vance and George Affleck unspin the latest news in local, provincial and federal politics, and much more. In this week's episode, Jody and George politically qua...Show More
May 10, 2019 Orca Business Beat

02:13 | May 10th

Bob Price has the top stories for a Friday on the Orca Business Beat.
Orca Business Beat - May 9, 2019

02:02 | May 9th

Bob Price and the Orca Business Beat to get your Thursday rolling.
#BCPOLI HOTSTOVE: Live from the Legislature

35:08 | May 8th

Jordan is over in Victoria for meetings, so he and Maclean connected live for this Hotstove, where they talk about Rex Murphy, Canadian energy, patriotism and much more.
Orca Business Beat - May 8

01:39 | May 8th

Bob Price and your Orca Business Beat for this Wednesday, May 8th.
May 8, 2019 Orca Business Beat

01:29 | May 8th

Bob Price and the mid-week edition of the Orca Business Beat.
UPDATED Orca Business Beat - May 7, 2019

01:45 | May 7th

Bob Price and the May 7th edition of the Orca Business Beat.
May 7, 2019 Orca Business Beat

01:58 | May 7th

Bob Price and the Orca Business Beat for your Tuesday, May 7th.
OFF THE CLUFF: Women in Politics (w/ Puneet Sandhar)

14:09 | May 6th

Between the start of the MeToo movement, a greater push to end the wage gap between men and women, and the fight for equality gaining more attention overall, progress is finally starting to be made to make sure women’s voices are heard.  But there’s ...Show More
Orca Business Beat - May 6, 2019

02:06 | May 6th

Bob Price has the Orca Business Beat to get the new week rolling.
May 3, 2019 Orca Business Beat

02:04 | May 3rd

Bob Price and the Orca Business with your must know business headlines to get the day started.
UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck -- Episode 17

29:48 | May 2nd

Welcome to UnSpun - The Orca's current events podcast and YouTube show. Every week, Jody Vance and George Affleck unspin the latest news in local, provincial and federal politics, and much more. In this week's episode, Jody and George talk about the ...Show More
May 2, 2019 Orca Business Beat

01:26 | May 2nd

Bob Price and your Orca Business Beat for May 2, 2019
#BCPOLI HOTSTOVE: BC v. Alberta; Labour Code Changes, Poo & Pee

22:54 | May 1st

Maclean and Jordan discuss what's hot and not in BC politics, including John Horgan's war with Alberta over energy, Andrew Weaver holding the line on secret ballot votes for union certification, and Metro Vancouver's two new, stupid mascots, Poo & Pe...Show More
May 1, 2019 Orca Business Beat

01:49 | May 1st

Bob Price has the Orca Business Beat to start a brand new month!
April 30 Orca Business Beat

01:51 | Apr 30th

Bob Price is on the Orca Business Beat for Tuesday, April 30th.
OFF THE CLUFF: Winning the War on Poverty (w/ Roslyn Kunin)

09:07 | Apr 29th

You don’t hear much about this trend, but it’s clear the War on Poverty is being won. For two decades, statistics show the number of Canadians living below the poverty line has been dropping – to just 7.8 per cent of the population in 2018. It’s not ...Show More
April 29 Orca Business Beat.

01:58 | Apr 29th

Bob Price and the Orca Business Beat for your Monday, April 29th.
Orca Business Beat - April 26

01:46 | Apr 26th

Bob Price and the Orca Business Beat - April 26, 2019
UnSpun - Episode 16

29:35 | Apr 25th

Welcome to UnSpun - The Orca's current events podcast and YouTube show. Every week, Jody Vance and George Affleck unspin the latest news in local, provincial and federal politics, and much more. In this week's episode, Jody and George talk trolls, Tw...Show More
#BCPOLI HOTSTOVE: Gas prices, labour issues, Maple Ridge & the Ministers Irresponsible

43:16 | Apr 25th

Maclean and Jordan chat about the frontburner issues, who's hot, and who's not in politics. How will anyone ever afford these big gas prices? And does John Horgan care? Plus much more...
Orca Business Beat - April 25, 2019

01:13 | Apr 25th

Bob Price begins your day with the Orca Business Beat for Thursday, April 25.
April 24 Business Beat

01:55 | Apr 24th

Bob Price and what matters on the Orca Business Beat to start the day on April 24, 2019.
Orca Business Beat for April 23, 2019

01:54 | Apr 23rd

Bob Price and the Orca Business Beat for April 23, 2019.
OFF THE CLUFF: Does Greater Victoria need 13 mayors?

11:20 | Apr 22nd

There are 13 municipal governments within the Capital Regional District, in and around Victoria. Some are tiny – Highlands, for example, is home to 2,225 people. The largest municipality is Saanich, with 114,148 people – and a city hall that has an a...Show More
UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck -- Episode 15

28:25 | Apr 18th

Welcome to UnSpun - The Orca's current events podcast and YouTube show. Every week, Jody Vance and George Affleck unspin the latest news in local, provincial and federal politics, and much more. In this week's episode, Jody and George take the high r...Show More
#BCPOLI HOTSTOVE: Oil and Water

33:05 | Apr 18th

Maclean and Jordan discuss the fallout from the Alberta election, Jason Kenney's future battles with John Horgan, and what it means for the future federal and BC campaigns. Plus booze on BC Ferries, slumping retail sales, and more.
April 18th Orca Business Beat

01:56 | Apr 18th

Bob Price and the Orca Business Beat - April 18th.
April 17, 2019 Orca Business Beat

02:48 | Apr 17th

Bob Price and your packed Orca Business Beat for Wednesday, April 17th.
April 16, 2019 Orca Business Beat

02:10 | Apr 16th

Bob Price and your Orca Business Beat for April 16th.
OFF THE CLUFF: Daniel Marshall shares his love of BC history

12:19 | Apr 15th

Every two weeks, Orca readers are treated to the writings of renowned BC historian Dr. Daniel Marshall. His award-winning documentary, Canyon War: The Untold Story, has aired on Knowledge Network, APTN, and PBS. Last month, Daniel won the prestigious...Show More
April 15, 2019 Business Beat

01:24 | Apr 15th

Bob Price and the Orca Business Beat - April 15, 2019
April 12 Business Beat

01:49 | Apr 12th

Bob Price and the Orca Business Beat for April 12, 2019.
UnSpun #14 (w/ Jody Vance & George Affleck)

27:01 | Apr 12th

Welcome to UnSpun - The Orca's current events podcast and YouTube show. Every week, Jody Vance and George Affleck unspin the latest news in local, provincial and federal politics, and much more. In this week's episode, Jody and George get Wiki with i...Show More
#BCPOLI HOTSTOVE: NDP Tripped Up By Social Services & Social Housing

41:34 | Apr 11th

Maclean Kay and Jordan Bateman talk about the burning issues in BC politics, including social services pay unfairness, social housing in Maple Ridge, heckling, and Dave Eby's disconnect from policing.
Business Beat - April 11.

01:50 | Apr 11th

Bob Price and the Orca Business Beat for April 11, 2019.
April 10 Business Beat

0:00 | Apr 10th

Bob Price on the Business Beat - April 10
April 10 Business Beat

01:41 | Apr 10th

April 10, 2019  Orca Business Beat with Bob Price.
April 9 Business Beat

01:52 | Apr 9th

Orca Business Beat with Bob Price for April 9, 2019
OFF THE CLUFF: Ryan Berlin on federal budget impact on #VanRE

11:55 | Apr 8th

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivered the Trudeau government’s election budget last month to mixed reviews. The budget includes record spending and another large deficit, and plans to help first-time home buyers. With B.C. real estate devel...Show More
April 8 Business Beat

01:39 | Apr 8th

Orca Business Beat with Bob Price for April 8, 2019
#BCPOLI HOTSTOVE: Natural Gas, Gasoline, Gassed Politicians

31:14 | Apr 5th

Maclean and Jordan discuss the week that was in BC and Canadian politics, including the spent Green force, the LNG debates, gas prices, and more.
UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck -- Episode 13

28:46 | Apr 5th

Welcome to UnSpun - The Orca's current events podcast and YouTube show. Every week, Jody Vance and George Affleck unspin the latest news in local, provincial and federal politics, and much more. In this week's episode, Jody and George talk about the ...Show More
#BCPOLI HOTSTOVE: Andrew Wilkinson on NDP Shenanigans

35:04 | Mar 29th

BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson joins Maclean and Jordan.
OFF THE CLUFF: ICBA's Big Win (w/ Jordan Bateman)

05:03 | Mar 25th

The Georgia Straight calls them “the bane of B.C.’s labour movement because of its relentless advocacy for the nonunionized construction sector.” The NDP Government probably wouldn’t be so polite. But for 2,100 construction and resource businesses in...Show More
UnSpun #11 (w/ Jody Vance & George Affleck)

27:34 | Mar 22nd

Welcome to UnSpun - The Orca's current events podcast and YouTube show. Every week, Jody Vance and George Affleck unspin the latest news in local, provincial and federal politics, and much more. In this week's episode, Jody and George talk about bein...Show More
OFF THE CLUFF: Death and Taxes and Death Taxes (w/ Geoff Costeloe)

08:25 | Mar 18th

As the “eat the rich” mantra grows stronger in the US, the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren have proposed an estate tax of an astronomical 77% on the very wealthy. Similar policies have been suggested by the Can...Show More
UnSpun #10 (w/ Jody Vance & George Affleck)

28:42 | Mar 15th

Welcome to UnSpun - The Orca's current events podcast and YouTube show. Every week, Jody Vance and George Affleck unspin the latest news in local, provincial and federal politics, and much more. In this week's episode, Jody and George get into the re...Show More
OFF THE CLUFF: Can you tax your way to affordability? (w/ Andrey Pavlov)

07:04 | Mar 11th

It’s everyone’s favourite pastime in British Columbia: talking about the housing market. But while the NDP Government are trying to tax the housing market to affordability, not everyone is convinced that will work. Andrey Pavlov is one of those skept...Show More
UnSpun #9 (w/ Jody Vance & George Affleck)

28:03 | Mar 8th

Welcome to UnSpun - The Orca's current events podcast and YouTube show. Every week, Jody Vance and George Affleck unspin the latest news in local, provincial and federal politics, and much more. In this week's episode, Jody and George go from 4/20 to...Show More