IntegrityBC News Releases

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