IntegrityBC News Releases


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