IntegrityBC News Releases


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