IntegrityBC News Releases


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