IntegrityBC News Releases


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