IntegrityBC News Releases

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