IntegrityBC News Releases


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