IntegrityBC News Releases


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