IntegrityBC News Releases


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