IntegrityBC News Releases


  1. Dumb luck or design? Site C’s direct award contracts say a bit about government procurement (August 23, 2016)
  2. Commentary: Ready, fire, aim (August 10, 2016)
  3. Commentary: Naked Lunch,, Fraser Downs Racetrack – just some of the government’s $49.8 million in credit card charges (July 28, 2016)
  4. Commentary: Three blind LNG mice, see how they spin (July 21, 2016)
  5. Commentary: Only the right pedigree need apply (July 12, 2016)
  6. Seven reasons why it’s time to hit pause on the Massey Tunnel replacement project
  7. Commentary: Site C’s ‘independent’ old boys network (June 23, 2016)
  8. Commentary: The forgotten ones: renters (June 17, 2016)
  9. Commentary: Martyn Brown, telling it like it is (June 8, 2016)
  10. Commentary: A political mindset sets in (May 25, 2016)
  11. Commentary: Care for a dose of accuracy with that spin?  (May 15, 2016)
  12. Commentary: The B.C. government one big, systemic family (May 2, 2016)
  13. Commentary: The company(ies) BC Hydro keeps
  14. Commentary: How much is too much in political donations?
  15. Commentary: Local governments could use a lot more sunshine, as in transparency
  16. Commentary: Favours owed, favours due
  17. Commentary: Up, up and away with Air Christy
  18. Commentary: One hand giveth, another taketh away
  19. Commentary: What’s good for the B.C. Liberals may not be good for B.C. Hydro
  20. Commentary: Lobbyists a profession in need of a makeover
  21. Submission: Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act
  22. Commentary: Province’s protracted peer review promise points to other problems 
  23. Commentary: New Year’s resolution time for B.C. MLAs
  24. Commentary: B.C.’s economy: up, down and sideways
  25. Commentary: Does B.C. politics have a “dark money’ problem?
  26. Commentary: B.C. trade missions fail to deliver bang for buck
  27. Commentary: Time out needed for bullies at city halls
  28. Open letter to head of B.C. Public Service Agency calling for update and investigation 
  29. Commentary: The B.C. government’s seven stages of damage control
  30. Commentary: The reckless rush to sign the Port Mann Bridge deal
  31. Commentary: Patronage heaven, keeping it in the family
  32. Dear Ms. Farrell: In the matter of Partnerships BC
  33. Commentary: Forget the bonus, the real money is in severance pay
  34. Commentary: The flip side of B.C.’s infrastructure coin
  35. Commentary: Million here, billion there, infrastructure cost overruns add up
  36. Commentary: Victoria’s far reaching tentacles into universities and local agencies
  37. Commentary: Auditor general for local government, designed to fail or left to implode?
  38. Commentary: Meet B.C.’s new LNG dance partner Malaysia
  39. Commentary: Shred-It, iTunes and Twitonomy – just some of the government’s credit card charges
  40. Commentary: Towns in turmoil, province fiddles
  41. Commentary: Three of the government’s favourite words: out of scope
  42. Commentary: B.C.’s housing escalators: one goes up, one goes down
  43. Commentary: From the Dobell Doctrine to the dearth of documents
  44. Commentary: One player’s possible role in health firings overlooked
  45. Commentary: The future of LNG? Sold to the lowest bidder in the back row
  46. Dear Drex: Why monosyllable answers don’t always cut it
  47. Commentary: Don’t mind the elephant in the room, we’re redecorating
  48. Commentary: How a deadly C. difficile outbreak unfolded before everyone’s eyes
  49. Commentary: Hard lessons from local elections
  50. Commentary: Odd and telling political donations from 2014 
  51. Commentary: Don’t mistake voter tracking for voter engagement
  52. Commentary: New finance ministry fact sheet omits a bit
  53. Commentary: Vancouver’s campaign spending contagion spreading fast
  54. Commentary: B.C. budget pushes dream of white picket fence further out of reach
  55. Commentary: Open Government from ‘key priority’ to ‘what’s that?’ in four years flat
  56. Commentary: U.S. docs flagged failings with oversight of B.C. clinical trials
  57. Commentary: Disclosure by drip on health firings doesn’t cut it
  58. Commentary: TransLink, loathe them or loathe them
  59. Time to clip some wings and trim some salaries at B.C. legislature
  60. Commentary: Five New Year’s resolutions for B.C.’s politicians
  61. What does B.C. want for Christmas? A Plan B.
  62. Local election spending: vive la différence
  63. Submission to the Special Committee on Local Elections Expense Limit
  64. Commentary: Local elections: the good, the bad and the ugly
  65. Commentary: Time to get ready to vote
  66. Commentary: Government and pharma, too cozy for comfort
  67. Special Committee on Local Elections Expense Limits: don’t rush it, do it right
  68. Commentary: It’s time to appoint a special prosecutor on healthcare firings
  69. Commentary: Premier’s trade mission weighed down by ‘unique’ delegation
  70. Commentary: Ministerial accountability slip slidin’ away
  71. Commentary: Anatomy of the proposed Woodfibre LNG plant
  72. Time to turn down the thermostat on defamation threats in Penticton
  73. Commentary: Commissioner’s opinion on Pat Pimm misses mark by country mile
  74. Commentary: What’s behind the malaise with local elections in B.C.?
  75. Commentary: Lessons from Mount Polley
  76. Commentary: Crony capitalism alive and well at Mount Polley
  77. IntegrityBC promotes ALC consultation on Facebook
  78. Did TransLink act on 1992 SkyTrain safety review by TTC?
  79. Commentary: For everything else, there’s the government purchase card
  80. Commentary: Troubling isn’t the word for it, Mr. de Jong
  81. Commentary: Meet B.C.’s Ford Nation
  82. Commentary: It’s all in the name. Or is it?
  83. Commentary: The murky world of B.C.’s lobbying industry
  84. Vision Vancouver pot calls NPA kettle black
  85. Commentary: Financial reporting season opens at city halls across B.C.
  86. Time for B.C. Liberals to end corporate sponsorships of fundraisers
  87. Five B.C. cabinet ministers at elite B.C. Liberal party fundraiser today
  88. Private $5,000 a plate dinner with B.C. premier raises concerns
  89. Commentary: Government consultations – Is anyone really listening?
  90. MLA expense disclosures don’t require two new staff
  91. Commentary: Local infrastructure projects run amok
  92. Commentary: It’s not a conflict of interest if it happens in B.C.
  93. Kootenay ALC stats cast doubt on Bennett’s claims
  94. Commentary: Odd, outlandish and over-the-top donations to B.C. political parties
  95. Commentary: Who’s afraid of a little debate?
  96. IntegrityBC issues the Vancouver campaign finance challenge
  97. Commentary: When one million job openings may mean 210,000 new jobs
  98. B.C. government does about-face on length of office for local government  
  99. Commentary: B.C.’s budgetary sleight of hand
  100. Commentary: Too many struggling to get by in a have province
  101. IntegrityBC launches Reimagine B.C. consultation
  102. Seek second opinion before filing BCTF appeal
  103. Commentary: Time to bite bullet on regional police force for Metro Vancouver  
  104. Commentary: Government subterfuge on local campaign spending limits
  105. Double-dipping MLA bills legislature $15,052 for expenses
  106. Seek court reference on electoral boundaries commission amendments
  107. Commentary: Government’s double standard on electoral boundaries ill-advised
  108. Commentary: Five New Year’s resolutions for B.C.’s politicians
  109. Commentary: TransLink referendum: be careful what you promise
  110. Commentary: Agricultural Land Commission deserves clarity not obfuscation
  111. Pat Pimm tries to rag the puck
  112. Pimm has no choice but to resign
  113. Commentary: Too many politicians in the municipal kitchen
  114. IntegrityBC releases submission on Local Government Elections Reform
  115. Commentary: Silence of the lambs: local election reforms deafeningly so
  116. Time for comprehensive compensation review at B.C. Crown corps
  117. Commentary: Government has bad case of cold feet on local election rules
  118. Metro Vancouver marching to the beat of its own drummer on incinerator
  119. Multicultural outreach strategy played fast and loose with charities
  120. Commentary: Vancouver is pricey and it’s about to get a whole lot pricier
  121. Commentary: Local councils are not fiefdoms
  122. Commissioner’s investigation into multicultural outreach strategy falls short
  123. Government needs to come clean on Big Pharma’s influence
  124. Time for political parties to break addiction to Big Pharma cash
  125. British Columbians can’t afford to pay for BC Hydro’s boondoggles
  126. Sticker shock over city hall payouts
  127. B.C. Liberals talk restraint but fall flat on the walk
  128. Some modest proposals for good governance in B.C.
  129. NDP vote stalls in reverse
  130. B.C. Liberals only party mum on reforming system
  131. What ails B.C.’s democracy?
  132. IntegrityBC has message for party leaders before CKNW debate
  133. IntegrityBC to host screenings of Sean Holman’s Whipped: the secret world of party discipline
  134. True or false quiz released over B.C. Liberal claims on political donation ban
  135. It’s the “econo-ment” stupid
  136. B.C. Liberals in no position to give other parties lessons on political fundraising
  137. The confidence gap: restoring our trust
  138. Polak and B.C. Liberals don’t get it on electoral finance reform
  139. IntegrityBC releases party questionnaire in advance of May 14th election
  140. Greasing the wheels of B.C.’s political parties
  141. IntegrityBC’s all-candidates challenge to party leaders
  142. IntegrityBC releases B.C. Jobs Plan website stats
  143. Majority back ban on corporate and union donations to B.C. political parties
  144. Open government doesn’t equal 18 pages to B.C. Jobs Plan campaign
  145. Tuesday’s ‘culture of entitlement’ gives way to Thursday’s ‘culture of impunity’
  146. Constituency office budgets don’t pay for 75,000 BTU furnaces
  147. From Pringles to the Royal York, Partnerships BC CEO spares no expense
  148. B.C. Liberals must repay government if found to have misused public funds
  149. At $18.2 million, election campaigns don’t come cheap in B.C.
  150. IntegrityBC recommends platform commitments for all parties before election
  151. IntegrityBC disappointed in Throne Speech
  152. Mixed messages from B.C. government on jobs
  153. IntegrityBC commends Independent MLAs
  154. B.C. Liberal party must return donations from companies at centre of Chinese corruption scandal
  155. Mortgaging B.C. one deal at a time
  156. Clark right and wrong on auditor-general
  157. Picking our pockets
  158. Fiscal transactions between two B.C. political parties raise questions
  159. B.C.’s fiscal tsunami
  160. Councils and boards need to stop questioning Question Periods
  161. Decision not to reappoint Auditor General bad for B.C.
  162. Time to break addiction to secret meetings
  163. Time for changes to MLA pensions and perks
  164. B.C. Liberal party expenses out-of-whack
  165. Greater Victoria Public Library board tone-deaf to public’s concerns
  166. IntegrityBC releases Christy’s Christmas Castle animation
  167. Slap on wrist for legislature staff doesn’t cut it
  168. B.C. Liberals must pull government ads in lead up to 2013 election
  169. Vancouver’s municipal “super PACS”
  170. IntegrityBC launches “Take back BC” campaign
  171. B.C. Election Act: time to start from scratch
  172. Time to chill-out in Lillooet
  173. Court strikes down B.C. gag law
  174. City of Victoria way out of line on “Section 43” app
  175. Déjà vu at the Union of B.C. Municipalities conference
  176. Open Letter to Premier Christy Clark on recalling the B.C. Legislature
  177. Time for MLAs to take their seats in Victoria
  178. Ex-Chief Electoral Officer takes wife to Kenya on taxpayers’ tab
  179. IntegrityBC robopoll shows District Council out-of-step with residents
  180. BC government didn’t need an audit to know something amiss at ICBC
  181. In B.C., democracy has a price tag. Sometimes.
  182. B.C.’s Auditor General short changed by government
  183. IntegrityBC to conduct robopoll in Lillooet
  184. White House salaries put to shame by B.C. municipal paycheques
  185. View Royal passes electoral finance reform motion
  186. IntegrityBC accepts gauntlet, does tally
  187. Elections BC sides with IntegrityBC on prohibited donation to B.C. Liberals
  188. Lillooet rapidly becoming basket case of municipal governance in B.C. 
  189. TRIUMF Lab helps make case for electoral finance reform  
  190. TRIUMF laboratory defends controversial donation to the BC Liberals
  191. Toughen rules on party registration and deregistration in B.C.
  192. IntegrityBC responds to Triumf statement 
  193. IntegrityBC calls on B.C. Liberals to return Triumf donations
  194. Open Letter to Minister of Justice and Attorney General Shirley Bond
  195. IntegrityBC releases answers to byelection questionnaire
  196. Dix to be commended for renewing NDP’s call for a ban on corporate and union donations
  197. IntegrityBC releases questionnaire for byelection candidates
  198. Commentary: Who really runs city hall?
  199. IntegrityBC in conversation with Occupy Vancouver activists
  200. IntegrityBC releases 2011 Broomstick awards 
  201. IntegrityBC releases BC Conservative leader’s video answers to Facebook questions
  202. Open government isn’t about selling access at BC Liberal “power lunches”
  203. Vancouver council to be commended for passing campaign finance reform motion
  204. Clark breaks word with Facebook users
  205. Clark and Bond wrong on public, wrong on electoral finance reform
  206. IntegrityBC releases first of four videos by Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson
  207. IntegrityBC ad in Georgia Straight has Clark in NASCAR driver’s suit
  208. BC voters dubious, anxious and want answers according to IntegrityBC poll
  209. IntegrityBC puzzled by BC Ferries’ claims on fuel surcharge
  210. Dermod Travis: Making the case for electoral finance reform in B.C.
  211. In 2009 BC Liberals proportionately outspent 2008 Obama campaign – IntegrityBC
  212. Pattison Outdoor censors IntegrityBC ad– CBS Outdoor accepts identical ad
  213. “Who really runs BC?” campaign
  214. Smart Tax Alliance half way there on privacy policy
  215. Commentary: HST referendum no excuse to change Initiative Act
  216. IntegrityBC’s statement on the HST results
  217. IntegrityBC: Survey found British Columbians are opposed to having kids vote in party leadership races
  218. IntegrityBC releases links on B.C. Ferries CEO Hahn’s claims
  219. IntegrityBC posts Dix responses to ‘person on the street’ questions
  220. Letters from IntegrityBC to the Smart Tax Alliance and FightHST regarding their privacy policies.
  221. Crafty Smart Tax Job Claims
  222. IntegrityBC: voters increasingly baffled by misleading HST advertising
  223. Smart Tax Alliance Ads Muddy to Already Muddy Water
  224. IntegrityBC releases voter questions for Premier and NDP leader
  225. Clock ticks on Clark’s answers
  226. Five of six Vancouver-Point Grey candidates answer questionnaire
  227. IntegrityBC releases questionnaire for Vancouver – Point Grey candidates
  228. NDP and Liberals should be worried about turnout in leadership votes
  229. Government Watchdog IntegrityBC launches