IntegrityBC News Releases


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