IntegrityBC News Releases

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