IntegrityBC News Releases

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