IntegrityBC News Releases


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