IntegrityBC News Releases


  1. Commentary: Victoria’s far reaching tentacles into universities and local agencies
  2. Commentary: Auditor general for local government, designed to fail or left to implode?
  3. Commentary: Meet B.C.’s new LNG dance partner Malaysia
  4. Commentary: Shred-It, iTunes and Twitonomy – just some of the government’s credit card charges
  5. Commentary: Towns in turmoil, province fiddles
  6. Commentary: Three of the government’s favourite words: out of scope
  7. Commentary: B.C.’s housing escalators: one goes up, one goes down
  8. Commentary: From the Dobell Doctrine to the dearth of documents
  9. Commentary: One player’s possible role in health firings overlooked
  10. Commentary: The future of LNG? Sold to the lowest bidder in the back row
  11. Dear Drex: Why monosyllable answers don’t always cut it
  12. Commentary: Don’t mind the elephant in the room, we’re redecorating
  13. Commentary: How a deadly C. difficile outbreak unfolded before everyone’s eyes
  14. Commentary: Hard lessons from local elections
  15. Commentary: Odd and telling political donations from 2014 
  16. Commentary: Don’t mistake voter tracking for voter engagement
  17. Commentary: New finance ministry fact sheet omits a bit
  18. Commentary: Vancouver’s campaign spending contagion spreading fast
  19. Commentary: B.C. budget pushes dream of white picket fence further out of reach
  20. Commentary: Open Government from ‘key priority’ to ‘what’s that?’ in four years flat
  21. Commentary: U.S. docs flagged failings with oversight of B.C. clinical trials
  22. Commentary: Disclosure by drip on health firings doesn’t cut it
  23. Commentary: TransLink, loathe them or loathe them
  24. Time to clip some wings and trim some salaries at B.C. legislature
  25. Commentary: Five New Year’s resolutions for B.C.’s politicians
  26. What does B.C. want for Christmas? A Plan B.
  27. Local election spending: vive la différence
  28. Submission to the Special Committee on Local Elections Expense Limit
  29. Commentary: Local elections: the good, the bad and the ugly
  30. Commentary: Time to get ready to vote
  31. Commentary: Government and pharma, too cozy for comfort
  32. Special Committee on Local Elections Expense Limits: don’t rush it, do it right
  33. Commentary: It’s time to appoint a special prosecutor on healthcare firings
  34. Commentary: Premier’s trade mission weighed down by ‘unique’ delegation
  35. Commentary: Ministerial accountability slip slidin’ away
  36. Commentary: Anatomy of the proposed Woodfibre LNG plant
  37. Time to turn down the thermostat on defamation threats in Penticton
  38. Commentary: Commissioner’s opinion on Pat Pimm misses mark by country mile
  39. Commentary: What’s behind the malaise with local elections in B.C.?
  40. Commentary: Lessons from Mount Polley
  41. Commentary: Crony capitalism alive and well at Mount Polley
  42. IntegrityBC promotes ALC consultation on Facebook
  43. Did TransLink act on 1992 SkyTrain safety review by TTC?
  44. Commentary: For everything else, there’s the government purchase card
  45. Commentary: Troubling isn’t the word for it, Mr. de Jong
  46. Commentary: Meet B.C.’s Ford Nation
  47. Commentary: It’s all in the name. Or is it?
  48. Commentary: The murky world of B.C.’s lobbying industry
  49. Vision Vancouver pot calls NPA kettle black
  50. Commentary: Financial reporting season opens at city halls across B.C.
  51. Time for B.C. Liberals to end corporate sponsorships of fundraisers
  52. Five B.C. cabinet ministers at elite B.C. Liberal party fundraiser today
  53. Private $5,000 a plate dinner with B.C. premier raises concerns
  54. Commentary: Government consultations – Is anyone really listening?
  55. MLA expense disclosures don’t require two new staff
  56. Commentary: Local infrastructure projects run amok
  57. Commentary: It’s not a conflict of interest if it happens in B.C.
  58. Kootenay ALC stats cast doubt on Bennett’s claims
  59. Commentary: Odd, outlandish and over-the-top donations to B.C. political parties
  60. Commentary: Who’s afraid of a little debate?
  61. IntegrityBC issues the Vancouver campaign finance challenge
  62. Commentary: When one million job openings may mean 210,000 new jobs
  63. B.C. government does about-face on length of office for local government  
  64. Commentary: B.C.’s budgetary sleight of hand
  65. Commentary: Too many struggling to get by in a have province
  66. IntegrityBC launches Reimagine B.C. consultation
  67. Seek second opinion before filing BCTF appeal
  68. Commentary: Time to bite bullet on regional police force for Metro Vancouver  
  69. Commentary: Government subterfuge on local campaign spending limits
  70. Double-dipping MLA bills legislature $15,052 for expenses
  71. Seek court reference on electoral boundaries commission amendments
  72. Commentary: Government’s double standard on electoral boundaries ill-advised
  73. Commentary: Five New Year’s resolutions for B.C.’s politicians
  74. Commentary: TransLink referendum: be careful what you promise
  75. Commentary: Agricultural Land Commission deserves clarity not obfuscation
  76. Pat Pimm tries to rag the puck
  77. Pimm has no choice but to resign
  78. Commentary: Too many politicians in the municipal kitchen
  79. IntegrityBC releases submission on Local Government Elections Reform
  80. Commentary: Silence of the lambs: local election reforms deafeningly so
  81. Time for comprehensive compensation review at B.C. Crown corps
  82. Commentary: Government has bad case of cold feet on local election rules
  83. Metro Vancouver marching to the beat of its own drummer on incinerator
  84. Multicultural outreach strategy played fast and loose with charities
  85. Commentary: Vancouver is pricey and it’s about to get a whole lot pricier
  86. Commentary: Local councils are not fiefdoms
  87. Commissioner’s investigation into multicultural outreach strategy falls short
  88. Government needs to come clean on Big Pharma’s influence
  89. Time for political parties to break addiction to Big Pharma cash
  90. British Columbians can’t afford to pay for BC Hydro’s boondoggles
  91. Sticker shock over city hall payouts
  92. B.C. Liberals talk restraint but fall flat on the walk
  93. Some modest proposals for good governance in B.C.
  94. NDP vote stalls in reverse
  95. B.C. Liberals only party mum on reforming system
  96. What ails B.C.’s democracy?
  97. IntegrityBC has message for party leaders before CKNW debate
  98. IntegrityBC to host screenings of Sean Holman’s Whipped: the secret world of party discipline
  99. True or false quiz released over B.C. Liberal claims on political donation ban
  100. It’s the “econo-ment” stupid
  101. B.C. Liberals in no position to give other parties lessons on political fundraising
  102. The confidence gap: restoring our trust
  103. Polak and B.C. Liberals don’t get it on electoral finance reform
  104. IntegrityBC releases party questionnaire in advance of May 14th election
  105. Greasing the wheels of B.C.’s political parties
  106. IntegrityBC’s all-candidates challenge to party leaders
  107. IntegrityBC releases B.C. Jobs Plan website stats
  108. Majority back ban on corporate and union donations to B.C. political parties
  109. Open government doesn’t equal 18 pages to B.C. Jobs Plan campaign
  110. Tuesday’s ‘culture of entitlement’ gives way to Thursday’s ‘culture of impunity’
  111. Constituency office budgets don’t pay for 75,000 BTU furnaces
  112. From Pringles to the Royal York, Partnerships BC CEO spares no expense
  113. B.C. Liberals must repay government if found to have misused public funds
  114. At $18.2 million, election campaigns don’t come cheap in B.C.
  115. IntegrityBC recommends platform commitments for all parties before election
  116. IntegrityBC disappointed in Throne Speech
  117. Mixed messages from B.C. government on jobs
  118. IntegrityBC commends Independent MLAs
  119. B.C. Liberal party must return donations from companies at centre of Chinese corruption scandal
  120. Mortgaging B.C. one deal at a time
  121. Clark right and wrong on auditor-general
  122. Picking our pockets
  123. Fiscal transactions between two B.C. political parties raise questions
  124. B.C.’s fiscal tsunami
  125. Councils and boards need to stop questioning Question Periods
  126. Decision not to reappoint Auditor General bad for B.C.
  127. Time to break addiction to secret meetings
  128. Time for changes to MLA pensions and perks
  129. B.C. Liberal party expenses out-of-whack
  130. Greater Victoria Public Library board tone-deaf to public’s concerns
  131. IntegrityBC releases Christy’s Christmas Castle animation
  132. Slap on wrist for legislature staff doesn’t cut it
  133. B.C. Liberals must pull government ads in lead up to 2013 election
  134. Vancouver’s municipal “super PACS”
  135. IntegrityBC launches “Take back BC” campaign
  136. B.C. Election Act: time to start from scratch
  137. Time to chill-out in Lillooet
  138. Court strikes down B.C. gag law
  139. City of Victoria way out of line on “Section 43” app
  140. Déjà vu at the Union of B.C. Municipalities conference
  141. Open Letter to Premier Christy Clark on recalling the B.C. Legislature
  142. Time for MLAs to take their seats in Victoria
  143. Ex-Chief Electoral Officer takes wife to Kenya on taxpayers’ tab
  144. IntegrityBC robopoll shows District Council out-of-step with residents
  145. BC government didn’t need an audit to know something amiss at ICBC
  146. In B.C., democracy has a price tag. Sometimes.
  147. B.C.’s Auditor General short changed by government
  148. IntegrityBC to conduct robopoll in Lillooet
  149. White House salaries put to shame by B.C. municipal paycheques
  150. View Royal passes electoral finance reform motion
  151. IntegrityBC accepts gauntlet, does tally
  152. Elections BC sides with IntegrityBC on prohibited donation to B.C. Liberals
  153. Lillooet rapidly becoming basket case of municipal governance in B.C. 
  154. TRIUMF Lab helps make case for electoral finance reform  
  155. TRIUMF laboratory defends controversial donation to the BC Liberals
  156. Toughen rules on party registration and deregistration in B.C.
  157. IntegrityBC responds to Triumf statement 
  158. IntegrityBC calls on B.C. Liberals to return Triumf donations
  159. Open Letter to Minister of Justice and Attorney General Shirley Bond
  160. IntegrityBC releases answers to byelection questionnaire
  161. Dix to be commended for renewing NDP’s call for a ban on corporate and union donations
  162. IntegrityBC releases questionnaire for byelection candidates
  163. Commentary: Who really runs city hall?
  164. IntegrityBC in conversation with Occupy Vancouver activists
  165. IntegrityBC releases 2011 Broomstick awards 
  166. IntegrityBC releases BC Conservative leader’s video answers to Facebook questions
  167. Open government isn’t about selling access at BC Liberal “power lunches”
  168. Vancouver council to be commended for passing campaign finance reform motion
  169. Clark breaks word with Facebook users
  170. Clark and Bond wrong on public, wrong on electoral finance reform
  171. IntegrityBC releases first of four videos by Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson
  172. IntegrityBC ad in Georgia Straight has Clark in NASCAR driver’s suit
  173. BC voters dubious, anxious and want answers according to IntegrityBC poll
  174. IntegrityBC puzzled by BC Ferries’ claims on fuel surcharge
  175. Dermod Travis: Making the case for electoral finance reform in B.C.
  176. In 2009 BC Liberals proportionately outspent 2008 Obama campaign – IntegrityBC
  177. Pattison Outdoor censors IntegrityBC ad– CBS Outdoor accepts identical ad
  178. “Who really runs BC?” campaign
  179. Smart Tax Alliance half way there on privacy policy
  180. Commentary: HST referendum no excuse to change Initiative Act
  181. IntegrityBC’s statement on the HST results
  182. IntegrityBC: Survey found British Columbians are opposed to having kids vote in party leadership races
  183. IntegrityBC releases links on B.C. Ferries CEO Hahn’s claims
  184. IntegrityBC posts Dix responses to ‘person on the street’ questions
  185. Letters from IntegrityBC to the Smart Tax Alliance and FightHST regarding their privacy policies.
  186. Crafty Smart Tax Job Claims
  187. IntegrityBC: voters increasingly baffled by misleading HST advertising
  188. Smart Tax Alliance Ads Muddy to Already Muddy Water
  189. IntegrityBC releases voter questions for Premier and NDP leader
  190. Clock ticks on Clark’s answers
  191. Five of six Vancouver-Point Grey candidates answer questionnaire
  192. IntegrityBC releases questionnaire for Vancouver – Point Grey candidates
  193. NDP and Liberals should be worried about turnout in leadership votes
  194. Government Watchdog IntegrityBC launches