IntegrityBC News Releases


  1. Commentary: The mystery behind the mysterious Mr. Beattie deepens (June 19, 2018)
  2. Commentary: Time for a rethink on candidate nominations, starting at the very beginning: vetting (May 10, 2018)
  3. Commentary: A ‘C’ on government virtues list (May 3, 2018)
  4. Commentary: Say goodbye to big-money politics (April 21, 2018)
  5. Commentary: Too many looked the other way when it came to money-laundering (March 19, 2018)
  6. Commentary: B.C. budgets need more context, fewer sacred cows (March 15, 2018)
  7. Commentary: B.C. has some tough crowds to please budget time (March 2, 2018)
  8. Commentary: A tangled web behind a fake identity tale (February 25, 2018)
  9. Commentary: Is this really the best way to choose a party leader? (February 8, 2018)
  10. Commentary: B.C. Hydro drops in to visit a loans officer (January 13, 2018)
  11. Commentary: Some 2018 resolutions for our politicians (December 28, 2017)
  12. Commentary: Site C dam will come home to roost (December 21, 2017)
  13. Commentary: Check the facts; don’t scream ‘fake news’ (December 10, 2017)
  14. Commentary: B.C. needs to improve justice-system funding (November 25, 2017)
  15. Commentary: B.C. Hydro’s accounting too clever by half (November 18, 2017)
  16. Commentary: $5.8 billion doesn’t go as far as it once did at B.C. Hydro (November 2, 2017)
  17. Commentary: B.C. Hydro’s little fibs on Site C (October 19, 2017) 
  18. Commentary: The nitty-gritty to B.C.’s campaign finance reforms (September 28, 2017)
  19. Commentary: How much money does a B.C. political party really need? (September 21, 2017)
  20. Commentary: B.C. government’s credit card charges added up in 2016/17 (September 1, 2017)
  21. Commentary: Speed dating for B.C. lobbyists (August 10, 2017)
  22. Commentary: The B.C. government’s dark ops (July 27, 2017)
  23. Commentary: Elections must be won fair and square (July 13, 2017)
  24. Commentary: Do you know who the B.C. government is giving tax breaks to? (July 4, 2017 )
  25. Commentary: In search of the elusive edge in B.C. elections (June 16, 2017)
  26. Commentary: Not all votes carry the same clout in B.C. (June 6, 2017)
  27. Commentary: The Goldilocks election (May 18, 2017)
  28. Commentary: Riches beyond any party’s wildest dreams (April 27, 2017)
  29. Commentary: Missed opportunities in the health firings (April 13, 2017)
  30. Commentary: Western Union transfers happily accepted by B.C.’s political parties (March 30, 2017)
  31. Commentary: B.C. Liberals’ electoral finance reform package doesn’t amount to much (March 16, 2017)
  32. Commentary: One simple rule and they still mess it up (March 10, 2017)
  33. Commentary: Highlight reel from the 2017 B.C. budget (February 23, 2017)
  34. Commentary: A sad state of affairs (February 2, 2017)
  35. Commentary: Bernie Sanders’ style grassroots fundraising it’s not (January 19, 2017)
  36. Commentary: Money makes the world go around (January 12, 2017)
  37. Commentary: Unfinished business (January 2, 2017)
  38. Commentary: Resolution time for B.C. politicians (December 23, 2016)
  39. Commentary: B.C.’s propaganda department cranks up production (December 15, 2016)
  40. Commentary: B.C.’s affordable housing plan doesn’t even qualify as a band-aid solution (November 29, 2016 )
  41. Commentary: Perhaps it’s time for an outside legal opinion on the inside legal opinion (November 17, 2016)
  42. An open letter to John Dyble (November 10, 2016)
  43. Commentary: Victoria’s pricey secrets (November 2, 2016)
  44. Request to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for investigation (November 3, 2016)
  45. Commentary: Do away with messy public tenders, pre-approve instead (October 26, 2016)
  46. Commentary: We’re the B.C. government and we approve this message (October 13, 2016)
  47. Commentary: Haste, politics and intrigue: The perfect B.C. storm (September 22, 2016)
  48. Commentary: The state of B.C.’s wallets for National Payroll Week (September 12, 2016)
  49. Commentary: Car crashes up? Not so fast (September 2, 2016)
  50. Dumb luck or design? Site C’s direct award contracts say a bit about government procurement (August 23, 2016)
  51. Commentary: Ready, fire, aim (August 10, 2016)
  52. Commentary: Naked Lunch,, Fraser Downs Racetrack – just some of the government’s $49.8 million in credit card charges (July 28, 2016)
  53. Commentary: Three blind LNG mice, see how they spin (July 21, 2016)
  54. Commentary: Only the right pedigree need apply (July 12, 2016)
  55. Seven reasons why it’s time to hit pause on the Massey Tunnel replacement project
  56. Commentary: Site C’s ‘independent’ old boys network (June 23, 2016)
  57. Commentary: The forgotten ones: renters (June 17, 2016)
  58. Commentary: Martyn Brown, telling it like it is (June 8, 2016)
  59. Commentary: A political mindset sets in (May 25, 2016)
  60. Commentary: Care for a dose of accuracy with that spin?  (May 15, 2016)
  61. Commentary: The B.C. government one big, systemic family (May 2, 2016)
  62. Commentary: The company(ies) BC Hydro keeps
  63. Commentary: How much is too much in political donations?
  64. Commentary: Local governments could use a lot more sunshine, as in transparency
  65. Commentary: Favours owed, favours due
  66. Commentary: Up, up and away with Air Christy
  67. Commentary: One hand giveth, another taketh away
  68. Commentary: What’s good for the B.C. Liberals may not be good for B.C. Hydro
  69. Commentary: Lobbyists a profession in need of a makeover
  70. Submission: Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act
  71. Commentary: Province’s protracted peer review promise points to other problems 
  72. Commentary: New Year’s resolution time for B.C. MLAs
  73. Commentary: B.C.’s economy: up, down and sideways
  74. Commentary: Does B.C. politics have a “dark money’ problem?
  75. Commentary: B.C. trade missions fail to deliver bang for buck
  76. Commentary: Time out needed for bullies at city halls
  77. Open letter to head of B.C. Public Service Agency calling for update and investigation 
  78. Commentary: The B.C. government’s seven stages of damage control
  79. Commentary: The reckless rush to sign the Port Mann Bridge deal
  80. Commentary: Patronage heaven, keeping it in the family
  81. Dear Ms. Farrell: In the matter of Partnerships BC
  82. Commentary: Forget the bonus, the real money is in severance pay
  83. Commentary: The flip side of B.C.’s infrastructure coin
  84. Commentary: Million here, billion there, infrastructure cost overruns add up
  85. Commentary: Victoria’s far reaching tentacles into universities and local agencies
  86. Commentary: Auditor general for local government, designed to fail or left to implode?
  87. Commentary: Meet B.C.’s new LNG dance partner Malaysia
  88. Commentary: Shred-It, iTunes and Twitonomy – just some of the government’s credit card charges
  89. Commentary: Towns in turmoil, province fiddles
  90. Commentary: Three of the government’s favourite words: out of scope
  91. Commentary: B.C.’s housing escalators: one goes up, one goes down
  92. Commentary: From the Dobell Doctrine to the dearth of documents
  93. Commentary: One player’s possible role in health firings overlooked
  94. Commentary: The future of LNG? Sold to the lowest bidder in the back row
  95. Dear Drex: Why monosyllable answers don’t always cut it
  96. Commentary: Don’t mind the elephant in the room, we’re redecorating
  97. Commentary: How a deadly C. difficile outbreak unfolded before everyone’s eyes
  98. Commentary: Hard lessons from local elections
  99. Commentary: Odd and telling political donations from 2014 
  100. Commentary: Don’t mistake voter tracking for voter engagement
  101. Commentary: New finance ministry fact sheet omits a bit
  102. Commentary: Vancouver’s campaign spending contagion spreading fast
  103. Commentary: B.C. budget pushes dream of white picket fence further out of reach
  104. Commentary: Open Government from ‘key priority’ to ‘what’s that?’ in four years flat
  105. Commentary: U.S. docs flagged failings with oversight of B.C. clinical trials
  106. Commentary: Disclosure by drip on health firings doesn’t cut it
  107. Commentary: TransLink, loathe them or loathe them
  108. Time to clip some wings and trim some salaries at B.C. legislature
  109. Commentary: Five New Year’s resolutions for B.C.’s politicians
  110. What does B.C. want for Christmas? A Plan B.
  111. Local election spending: vive la différence
  112. Submission to the Special Committee on Local Elections Expense Limit
  113. Commentary: Local elections: the good, the bad and the ugly
  114. Commentary: Time to get ready to vote
  115. Commentary: Government and pharma, too cozy for comfort
  116. Special Committee on Local Elections Expense Limits: don’t rush it, do it right
  117. Commentary: It’s time to appoint a special prosecutor on healthcare firings
  118. Commentary: Premier’s trade mission weighed down by ‘unique’ delegation
  119. Commentary: Ministerial accountability slip slidin’ away
  120. Commentary: Anatomy of the proposed Woodfibre LNG plant
  121. Time to turn down the thermostat on defamation threats in Penticton
  122. Commentary: Commissioner’s opinion on Pat Pimm misses mark by country mile
  123. Commentary: What’s behind the malaise with local elections in B.C.?
  124. Commentary: Lessons from Mount Polley
  125. Commentary: Crony capitalism alive and well at Mount Polley
  126. IntegrityBC promotes ALC consultation on Facebook
  127. Did TransLink act on 1992 SkyTrain safety review by TTC?
  128. Commentary: For everything else, there’s the government purchase card
  129. Commentary: Troubling isn’t the word for it, Mr. de Jong
  130. Commentary: Meet B.C.’s Ford Nation
  131. Commentary: It’s all in the name. Or is it?
  132. Commentary: The murky world of B.C.’s lobbying industry
  133. Vision Vancouver pot calls NPA kettle black
  134. Commentary: Financial reporting season opens at city halls across B.C.
  135. Time for B.C. Liberals to end corporate sponsorships of fundraisers
  136. Five B.C. cabinet ministers at elite B.C. Liberal party fundraiser today
  137. Private $5,000 a plate dinner with B.C. premier raises concerns
  138. Commentary: Government consultations – Is anyone really listening?
  139. MLA expense disclosures don’t require two new staff
  140. Commentary: Local infrastructure projects run amok
  141. Commentary: It’s not a conflict of interest if it happens in B.C.
  142. Kootenay ALC stats cast doubt on Bennett’s claims
  143. Commentary: Odd, outlandish and over-the-top donations to B.C. political parties
  144. Commentary: Who’s afraid of a little debate?
  145. IntegrityBC issues the Vancouver campaign finance challenge
  146. Commentary: When one million job openings may mean 210,000 new jobs
  147. B.C. government does about-face on length of office for local government  
  148. Commentary: B.C.’s budgetary sleight of hand
  149. Commentary: Too many struggling to get by in a have province
  150. IntegrityBC launches Reimagine B.C. consultation
  151. Seek second opinion before filing BCTF appeal
  152. Commentary: Time to bite bullet on regional police force for Metro Vancouver  
  153. Commentary: Government subterfuge on local campaign spending limits
  154. Double-dipping MLA bills legislature $15,052 for expenses
  155. Seek court reference on electoral boundaries commission amendments
  156. Commentary: Government’s double standard on electoral boundaries ill-advised
  157. Commentary: Five New Year’s resolutions for B.C.’s politicians
  158. Commentary: TransLink referendum: be careful what you promise
  159. Commentary: Agricultural Land Commission deserves clarity not obfuscation
  160. Pat Pimm tries to rag the puck
  161. Pimm has no choice but to resign
  162. Commentary: Too many politicians in the municipal kitchen
  163. IntegrityBC releases submission on Local Government Elections Reform
  164. Commentary: Silence of the lambs: local election reforms deafeningly so
  165. Time for comprehensive compensation review at B.C. Crown corps
  166. Commentary: Government has bad case of cold feet on local election rules
  167. Metro Vancouver marching to the beat of its own drummer on incinerator
  168. Multicultural outreach strategy played fast and loose with charities
  169. Commentary: Vancouver is pricey and it’s about to get a whole lot pricier
  170. Commentary: Local councils are not fiefdoms
  171. Commissioner’s investigation into multicultural outreach strategy falls short
  172. Government needs to come clean on Big Pharma’s influence
  173. Time for political parties to break addiction to Big Pharma cash
  174. British Columbians can’t afford to pay for BC Hydro’s boondoggles
  175. Sticker shock over city hall payouts
  176. B.C. Liberals talk restraint but fall flat on the walk
  177. Some modest proposals for good governance in B.C.
  178. NDP vote stalls in reverse
  179. B.C. Liberals only party mum on reforming system
  180. What ails B.C.’s democracy?
  181. IntegrityBC has message for party leaders before CKNW debate
  182. IntegrityBC to host screenings of Sean Holman’s Whipped: the secret world of party discipline
  183. True or false quiz released over B.C. Liberal claims on political donation ban
  184. It’s the “econo-ment” stupid
  185. B.C. Liberals in no position to give other parties lessons on political fundraising
  186. The confidence gap: restoring our trust
  187. Polak and B.C. Liberals don’t get it on electoral finance reform
  188. IntegrityBC releases party questionnaire in advance of May 14th election
  189. Greasing the wheels of B.C.’s political parties
  190. IntegrityBC’s all-candidates challenge to party leaders
  191. IntegrityBC releases B.C. Jobs Plan website stats
  192. Majority back ban on corporate and union donations to B.C. political parties
  193. Open government doesn’t equal 18 pages to B.C. Jobs Plan campaign
  194. Tuesday’s ‘culture of entitlement’ gives way to Thursday’s ‘culture of impunity’
  195. Constituency office budgets don’t pay for 75,000 BTU furnaces
  196. From Pringles to the Royal York, Partnerships BC CEO spares no expense
  197. B.C. Liberals must repay government if found to have misused public funds
  198. At $18.2 million, election campaigns don’t come cheap in B.C.
  199. IntegrityBC recommends platform commitments for all parties before election
  200. IntegrityBC disappointed in Throne Speech
  201. Mixed messages from B.C. government on jobs
  202. IntegrityBC commends Independent MLAs
  203. B.C. Liberal party must return donations from companies at centre of Chinese corruption scandal
  204. Mortgaging B.C. one deal at a time
  205. Clark right and wrong on auditor-general
  206. Picking our pockets
  207. Fiscal transactions between two B.C. political parties raise questions
  208. B.C.’s fiscal tsunami
  209. Councils and boards need to stop questioning Question Periods
  210. Decision not to reappoint Auditor General bad for B.C.
  211. Time to break addiction to secret meetings
  212. Time for changes to MLA pensions and perks
  213. B.C. Liberal party expenses out-of-whack
  214. Greater Victoria Public Library board tone-deaf to public’s concerns
  215. IntegrityBC releases Christy’s Christmas Castle animation
  216. Slap on wrist for legislature staff doesn’t cut it
  217. B.C. Liberals must pull government ads in lead up to 2013 election
  218. Vancouver’s municipal “super PACS”
  219. IntegrityBC launches “Take back BC” campaign
  220. B.C. Election Act: time to start from scratch
  221. Time to chill-out in Lillooet
  222. Court strikes down B.C. gag law
  223. City of Victoria way out of line on “Section 43” app
  224. Déjà vu at the Union of B.C. Municipalities conference
  225. Open Letter to Premier Christy Clark on recalling the B.C. Legislature
  226. Time for MLAs to take their seats in Victoria
  227. Ex-Chief Electoral Officer takes wife to Kenya on taxpayers’ tab
  228. IntegrityBC robopoll shows District Council out-of-step with residents
  229. BC government didn’t need an audit to know something amiss at ICBC
  230. In B.C., democracy has a price tag. Sometimes.
  231. B.C.’s Auditor General short changed by government
  232. IntegrityBC to conduct robopoll in Lillooet
  233. White House salaries put to shame by B.C. municipal paycheques
  234. View Royal passes electoral finance reform motion
  235. IntegrityBC accepts gauntlet, does tally
  236. Elections BC sides with IntegrityBC on prohibited donation to B.C. Liberals
  237. Lillooet rapidly becoming basket case of municipal governance in B.C. 
  238. TRIUMF Lab helps make case for electoral finance reform  
  239. TRIUMF laboratory defends controversial donation to the BC Liberals
  240. Toughen rules on party registration and deregistration in B.C.
  241. IntegrityBC responds to Triumf statement 
  242. IntegrityBC calls on B.C. Liberals to return Triumf donations
  243. Open Letter to Minister of Justice and Attorney General Shirley Bond
  244. IntegrityBC releases answers to byelection questionnaire
  245. Dix to be commended for renewing NDP’s call for a ban on corporate and union donations
  246. IntegrityBC releases questionnaire for byelection candidates
  247. Commentary: Who really runs city hall?
  248. IntegrityBC in conversation with Occupy Vancouver activists
  249. IntegrityBC releases 2011 Broomstick awards 
  250. IntegrityBC releases BC Conservative leader’s video answers to Facebook questions
  251. Open government isn’t about selling access at BC Liberal “power lunches”
  252. Vancouver council to be commended for passing campaign finance reform motion
  253. Clark breaks word with Facebook users
  254. Clark and Bond wrong on public, wrong on electoral finance reform
  255. IntegrityBC releases first of four videos by Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson
  256. IntegrityBC ad in Georgia Straight has Clark in NASCAR driver’s suit
  257. BC voters dubious, anxious and want answers according to IntegrityBC poll
  258. IntegrityBC puzzled by BC Ferries’ claims on fuel surcharge
  259. Dermod Travis: Making the case for electoral finance reform in B.C.
  260. In 2009 BC Liberals proportionately outspent 2008 Obama campaign – IntegrityBC
  261. Pattison Outdoor censors IntegrityBC ad– CBS Outdoor accepts identical ad
  262. “Who really runs BC?” campaign
  263. Smart Tax Alliance half way there on privacy policy
  264. Commentary: HST referendum no excuse to change Initiative Act
  265. IntegrityBC’s statement on the HST results
  266. IntegrityBC: Survey found British Columbians are opposed to having kids vote in party leadership races
  267. IntegrityBC releases links on B.C. Ferries CEO Hahn’s claims
  268. IntegrityBC posts Dix responses to ‘person on the street’ questions
  269. Letters from IntegrityBC to the Smart Tax Alliance and FightHST regarding their privacy policies.
  270. Crafty Smart Tax Job Claims
  271. IntegrityBC: voters increasingly baffled by misleading HST advertising
  272. Smart Tax Alliance Ads Muddy to Already Muddy Water
  273. IntegrityBC releases voter questions for Premier and NDP leader
  274. Clock ticks on Clark’s answers
  275. Five of six Vancouver-Point Grey candidates answer questionnaire
  276. IntegrityBC releases questionnaire for Vancouver – Point Grey candidates
  277. NDP and Liberals should be worried about turnout in leadership votes
  278. Government Watchdog IntegrityBC launches