IntegrityBC News Releases


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