IntegrityBC News Releases


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