IntegrityBC News Releases


  1. Commentary: A sad state of affairs (February 2, 2017)
  2. Commentary: Bernie Sanders’ style grassroots fundraising it’s not (January 19, 2017)
  3. Commentary: Money makes the world go around (January 12, 2017)
  4. Commentary: Unfinished business (January 2, 2017)
  5. Commentary: Resolution time for B.C. politicians (December 23, 2016)
  6. Commentary: B.C.’s propaganda department cranks up production (December 15, 2016)
  7. Commentary: B.C.’s affordable housing plan doesn’t even qualify as a band-aid solution (November 29, 2016 )
  8. Commentary: Perhaps it’s time for an outside legal opinion on the inside legal opinion (November 17, 2016)
  9. An open letter to John Dyble (November 10, 2016)
  10. Commentary: Victoria’s pricey secrets (November 2, 2016)
  11. Request to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for investigation (November 3, 2016)
  12. Commentary: Do away with messy public tenders, pre-approve instead (October 26, 2016)
  13. Commentary: We’re the B.C. government and we approve this message (October 13, 2016)
  14. Commentary: Haste, politics and intrigue: The perfect B.C. storm (September 22, 2016)
  15. Commentary: The state of B.C.’s wallets for National Payroll Week (September 12, 2016)
  16. Commentary: Car crashes up? Not so fast (September 2, 2016)
  17. Dumb luck or design? Site C’s direct award contracts say a bit about government procurement (August 23, 2016)
  18. Commentary: Ready, fire, aim (August 10, 2016)
  19. Commentary: Naked Lunch,, Fraser Downs Racetrack – just some of the government’s $49.8 million in credit card charges (July 28, 2016)
  20. Commentary: Three blind LNG mice, see how they spin (July 21, 2016)
  21. Commentary: Only the right pedigree need apply (July 12, 2016)
  22. Seven reasons why it’s time to hit pause on the Massey Tunnel replacement project
  23. Commentary: Site C’s ‘independent’ old boys network (June 23, 2016)
  24. Commentary: The forgotten ones: renters (June 17, 2016)
  25. Commentary: Martyn Brown, telling it like it is (June 8, 2016)
  26. Commentary: A political mindset sets in (May 25, 2016)
  27. Commentary: Care for a dose of accuracy with that spin?  (May 15, 2016)
  28. Commentary: The B.C. government one big, systemic family (May 2, 2016)
  29. Commentary: The company(ies) BC Hydro keeps
  30. Commentary: How much is too much in political donations?
  31. Commentary: Local governments could use a lot more sunshine, as in transparency
  32. Commentary: Favours owed, favours due
  33. Commentary: Up, up and away with Air Christy
  34. Commentary: One hand giveth, another taketh away
  35. Commentary: What’s good for the B.C. Liberals may not be good for B.C. Hydro
  36. Commentary: Lobbyists a profession in need of a makeover
  37. Submission: Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act
  38. Commentary: Province’s protracted peer review promise points to other problems 
  39. Commentary: New Year’s resolution time for B.C. MLAs
  40. Commentary: B.C.’s economy: up, down and sideways
  41. Commentary: Does B.C. politics have a “dark money’ problem?
  42. Commentary: B.C. trade missions fail to deliver bang for buck
  43. Commentary: Time out needed for bullies at city halls
  44. Open letter to head of B.C. Public Service Agency calling for update and investigation 
  45. Commentary: The B.C. government’s seven stages of damage control
  46. Commentary: The reckless rush to sign the Port Mann Bridge deal
  47. Commentary: Patronage heaven, keeping it in the family
  48. Dear Ms. Farrell: In the matter of Partnerships BC
  49. Commentary: Forget the bonus, the real money is in severance pay
  50. Commentary: The flip side of B.C.’s infrastructure coin
  51. Commentary: Million here, billion there, infrastructure cost overruns add up
  52. Commentary: Victoria’s far reaching tentacles into universities and local agencies
  53. Commentary: Auditor general for local government, designed to fail or left to implode?
  54. Commentary: Meet B.C.’s new LNG dance partner Malaysia
  55. Commentary: Shred-It, iTunes and Twitonomy – just some of the government’s credit card charges
  56. Commentary: Towns in turmoil, province fiddles
  57. Commentary: Three of the government’s favourite words: out of scope
  58. Commentary: B.C.’s housing escalators: one goes up, one goes down
  59. Commentary: From the Dobell Doctrine to the dearth of documents
  60. Commentary: One player’s possible role in health firings overlooked
  61. Commentary: The future of LNG? Sold to the lowest bidder in the back row
  62. Dear Drex: Why monosyllable answers don’t always cut it
  63. Commentary: Don’t mind the elephant in the room, we’re redecorating
  64. Commentary: How a deadly C. difficile outbreak unfolded before everyone’s eyes
  65. Commentary: Hard lessons from local elections
  66. Commentary: Odd and telling political donations from 2014 
  67. Commentary: Don’t mistake voter tracking for voter engagement
  68. Commentary: New finance ministry fact sheet omits a bit
  69. Commentary: Vancouver’s campaign spending contagion spreading fast
  70. Commentary: B.C. budget pushes dream of white picket fence further out of reach
  71. Commentary: Open Government from ‘key priority’ to ‘what’s that?’ in four years flat
  72. Commentary: U.S. docs flagged failings with oversight of B.C. clinical trials
  73. Commentary: Disclosure by drip on health firings doesn’t cut it
  74. Commentary: TransLink, loathe them or loathe them
  75. Time to clip some wings and trim some salaries at B.C. legislature
  76. Commentary: Five New Year’s resolutions for B.C.’s politicians
  77. What does B.C. want for Christmas? A Plan B.
  78. Local election spending: vive la différence
  79. Submission to the Special Committee on Local Elections Expense Limit
  80. Commentary: Local elections: the good, the bad and the ugly
  81. Commentary: Time to get ready to vote
  82. Commentary: Government and pharma, too cozy for comfort
  83. Special Committee on Local Elections Expense Limits: don’t rush it, do it right
  84. Commentary: It’s time to appoint a special prosecutor on healthcare firings
  85. Commentary: Premier’s trade mission weighed down by ‘unique’ delegation
  86. Commentary: Ministerial accountability slip slidin’ away
  87. Commentary: Anatomy of the proposed Woodfibre LNG plant
  88. Time to turn down the thermostat on defamation threats in Penticton
  89. Commentary: Commissioner’s opinion on Pat Pimm misses mark by country mile
  90. Commentary: What’s behind the malaise with local elections in B.C.?
  91. Commentary: Lessons from Mount Polley
  92. Commentary: Crony capitalism alive and well at Mount Polley
  93. IntegrityBC promotes ALC consultation on Facebook
  94. Did TransLink act on 1992 SkyTrain safety review by TTC?
  95. Commentary: For everything else, there’s the government purchase card
  96. Commentary: Troubling isn’t the word for it, Mr. de Jong
  97. Commentary: Meet B.C.’s Ford Nation
  98. Commentary: It’s all in the name. Or is it?
  99. Commentary: The murky world of B.C.’s lobbying industry
  100. Vision Vancouver pot calls NPA kettle black
  101. Commentary: Financial reporting season opens at city halls across B.C.
  102. Time for B.C. Liberals to end corporate sponsorships of fundraisers
  103. Five B.C. cabinet ministers at elite B.C. Liberal party fundraiser today
  104. Private $5,000 a plate dinner with B.C. premier raises concerns
  105. Commentary: Government consultations – Is anyone really listening?
  106. MLA expense disclosures don’t require two new staff
  107. Commentary: Local infrastructure projects run amok
  108. Commentary: It’s not a conflict of interest if it happens in B.C.
  109. Kootenay ALC stats cast doubt on Bennett’s claims
  110. Commentary: Odd, outlandish and over-the-top donations to B.C. political parties
  111. Commentary: Who’s afraid of a little debate?
  112. IntegrityBC issues the Vancouver campaign finance challenge
  113. Commentary: When one million job openings may mean 210,000 new jobs
  114. B.C. government does about-face on length of office for local government  
  115. Commentary: B.C.’s budgetary sleight of hand
  116. Commentary: Too many struggling to get by in a have province
  117. IntegrityBC launches Reimagine B.C. consultation
  118. Seek second opinion before filing BCTF appeal
  119. Commentary: Time to bite bullet on regional police force for Metro Vancouver  
  120. Commentary: Government subterfuge on local campaign spending limits
  121. Double-dipping MLA bills legislature $15,052 for expenses
  122. Seek court reference on electoral boundaries commission amendments
  123. Commentary: Government’s double standard on electoral boundaries ill-advised
  124. Commentary: Five New Year’s resolutions for B.C.’s politicians
  125. Commentary: TransLink referendum: be careful what you promise
  126. Commentary: Agricultural Land Commission deserves clarity not obfuscation
  127. Pat Pimm tries to rag the puck
  128. Pimm has no choice but to resign
  129. Commentary: Too many politicians in the municipal kitchen
  130. IntegrityBC releases submission on Local Government Elections Reform
  131. Commentary: Silence of the lambs: local election reforms deafeningly so
  132. Time for comprehensive compensation review at B.C. Crown corps
  133. Commentary: Government has bad case of cold feet on local election rules
  134. Metro Vancouver marching to the beat of its own drummer on incinerator
  135. Multicultural outreach strategy played fast and loose with charities
  136. Commentary: Vancouver is pricey and it’s about to get a whole lot pricier
  137. Commentary: Local councils are not fiefdoms
  138. Commissioner’s investigation into multicultural outreach strategy falls short
  139. Government needs to come clean on Big Pharma’s influence
  140. Time for political parties to break addiction to Big Pharma cash
  141. British Columbians can’t afford to pay for BC Hydro’s boondoggles
  142. Sticker shock over city hall payouts
  143. B.C. Liberals talk restraint but fall flat on the walk
  144. Some modest proposals for good governance in B.C.
  145. NDP vote stalls in reverse
  146. B.C. Liberals only party mum on reforming system
  147. What ails B.C.’s democracy?
  148. IntegrityBC has message for party leaders before CKNW debate
  149. IntegrityBC to host screenings of Sean Holman’s Whipped: the secret world of party discipline
  150. True or false quiz released over B.C. Liberal claims on political donation ban
  151. It’s the “econo-ment” stupid
  152. B.C. Liberals in no position to give other parties lessons on political fundraising
  153. The confidence gap: restoring our trust
  154. Polak and B.C. Liberals don’t get it on electoral finance reform
  155. IntegrityBC releases party questionnaire in advance of May 14th election
  156. Greasing the wheels of B.C.’s political parties
  157. IntegrityBC’s all-candidates challenge to party leaders
  158. IntegrityBC releases B.C. Jobs Plan website stats
  159. Majority back ban on corporate and union donations to B.C. political parties
  160. Open government doesn’t equal 18 pages to B.C. Jobs Plan campaign
  161. Tuesday’s ‘culture of entitlement’ gives way to Thursday’s ‘culture of impunity’
  162. Constituency office budgets don’t pay for 75,000 BTU furnaces
  163. From Pringles to the Royal York, Partnerships BC CEO spares no expense
  164. B.C. Liberals must repay government if found to have misused public funds
  165. At $18.2 million, election campaigns don’t come cheap in B.C.
  166. IntegrityBC recommends platform commitments for all parties before election
  167. IntegrityBC disappointed in Throne Speech
  168. Mixed messages from B.C. government on jobs
  169. IntegrityBC commends Independent MLAs
  170. B.C. Liberal party must return donations from companies at centre of Chinese corruption scandal
  171. Mortgaging B.C. one deal at a time
  172. Clark right and wrong on auditor-general
  173. Picking our pockets
  174. Fiscal transactions between two B.C. political parties raise questions
  175. B.C.’s fiscal tsunami
  176. Councils and boards need to stop questioning Question Periods
  177. Decision not to reappoint Auditor General bad for B.C.
  178. Time to break addiction to secret meetings
  179. Time for changes to MLA pensions and perks
  180. B.C. Liberal party expenses out-of-whack
  181. Greater Victoria Public Library board tone-deaf to public’s concerns
  182. IntegrityBC releases Christy’s Christmas Castle animation
  183. Slap on wrist for legislature staff doesn’t cut it
  184. B.C. Liberals must pull government ads in lead up to 2013 election
  185. Vancouver’s municipal “super PACS”
  186. IntegrityBC launches “Take back BC” campaign
  187. B.C. Election Act: time to start from scratch
  188. Time to chill-out in Lillooet
  189. Court strikes down B.C. gag law
  190. City of Victoria way out of line on “Section 43” app
  191. Déjà vu at the Union of B.C. Municipalities conference
  192. Open Letter to Premier Christy Clark on recalling the B.C. Legislature
  193. Time for MLAs to take their seats in Victoria
  194. Ex-Chief Electoral Officer takes wife to Kenya on taxpayers’ tab
  195. IntegrityBC robopoll shows District Council out-of-step with residents
  196. BC government didn’t need an audit to know something amiss at ICBC
  197. In B.C., democracy has a price tag. Sometimes.
  198. B.C.’s Auditor General short changed by government
  199. IntegrityBC to conduct robopoll in Lillooet
  200. White House salaries put to shame by B.C. municipal paycheques
  201. View Royal passes electoral finance reform motion
  202. IntegrityBC accepts gauntlet, does tally
  203. Elections BC sides with IntegrityBC on prohibited donation to B.C. Liberals
  204. Lillooet rapidly becoming basket case of municipal governance in B.C. 
  205. TRIUMF Lab helps make case for electoral finance reform  
  206. TRIUMF laboratory defends controversial donation to the BC Liberals
  207. Toughen rules on party registration and deregistration in B.C.
  208. IntegrityBC responds to Triumf statement 
  209. IntegrityBC calls on B.C. Liberals to return Triumf donations
  210. Open Letter to Minister of Justice and Attorney General Shirley Bond
  211. IntegrityBC releases answers to byelection questionnaire
  212. Dix to be commended for renewing NDP’s call for a ban on corporate and union donations
  213. IntegrityBC releases questionnaire for byelection candidates
  214. Commentary: Who really runs city hall?
  215. IntegrityBC in conversation with Occupy Vancouver activists
  216. IntegrityBC releases 2011 Broomstick awards 
  217. IntegrityBC releases BC Conservative leader’s video answers to Facebook questions
  218. Open government isn’t about selling access at BC Liberal “power lunches”
  219. Vancouver council to be commended for passing campaign finance reform motion
  220. Clark breaks word with Facebook users
  221. Clark and Bond wrong on public, wrong on electoral finance reform
  222. IntegrityBC releases first of four videos by Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson
  223. IntegrityBC ad in Georgia Straight has Clark in NASCAR driver’s suit
  224. BC voters dubious, anxious and want answers according to IntegrityBC poll
  225. IntegrityBC puzzled by BC Ferries’ claims on fuel surcharge
  226. Dermod Travis: Making the case for electoral finance reform in B.C.
  227. In 2009 BC Liberals proportionately outspent 2008 Obama campaign – IntegrityBC
  228. Pattison Outdoor censors IntegrityBC ad– CBS Outdoor accepts identical ad
  229. “Who really runs BC?” campaign
  230. Smart Tax Alliance half way there on privacy policy
  231. Commentary: HST referendum no excuse to change Initiative Act
  232. IntegrityBC’s statement on the HST results
  233. IntegrityBC: Survey found British Columbians are opposed to having kids vote in party leadership races
  234. IntegrityBC releases links on B.C. Ferries CEO Hahn’s claims
  235. IntegrityBC posts Dix responses to ‘person on the street’ questions
  236. Letters from IntegrityBC to the Smart Tax Alliance and FightHST regarding their privacy policies.
  237. Crafty Smart Tax Job Claims
  238. IntegrityBC: voters increasingly baffled by misleading HST advertising
  239. Smart Tax Alliance Ads Muddy to Already Muddy Water
  240. IntegrityBC releases voter questions for Premier and NDP leader
  241. Clock ticks on Clark’s answers
  242. Five of six Vancouver-Point Grey candidates answer questionnaire
  243. IntegrityBC releases questionnaire for Vancouver – Point Grey candidates
  244. NDP and Liberals should be worried about turnout in leadership votes
  245. Government Watchdog IntegrityBC launches