IntegrityBC News Releases


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