IntegrityBC News Releases


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