IntegrityBC News Releases

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