IntegrityBC News Releases


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