IntegrityBC News Releases


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