IntegrityBC News Releases


  1. Commentary: $5.8 billion doesn’t go as far as it once did at B.C. Hydro (November 2, 2017)
  2. Commentary: B.C. Hydro’s little fibs on Site C (October 19, 2017) 
  3. Commentary: The nitty-gritty to B.C.’s campaign finance reforms (September 28, 2017)
  4. Commentary: How much money does a B.C. political party really need? (September 21, 2017)
  5. Commentary: B.C. government’s credit card charges added up in 2016/17 (September 1, 2017)
  6. Commentary: Speed dating for B.C. lobbyists (August 10, 2017)
  7. Commentary: The B.C. government’s dark ops (July 27, 2017)
  8. Commentary: Elections must be won fair and square (July 13, 2017)
  9. Commentary: Do you know who the B.C. government is giving tax breaks to? (July 4, 2017 )
  10. Commentary: In search of the elusive edge in B.C. elections (June 16, 2017)
  11. Commentary: Not all votes carry the same clout in B.C. (June 6, 2017)
  12. Commentary: The Goldilocks election (May 18, 2017)
  13. Commentary: Riches beyond any party’s wildest dreams (April 27, 2017)
  14. Commentary: Missed opportunities in the health firings (April 13, 2017)
  15. Commentary: Western Union transfers happily accepted by B.C.’s political parties (March 30, 2017)
  16. Commentary: B.C. Liberals’ electoral finance reform package doesn’t amount to much (March 16, 2017)
  17. Commentary: One simple rule and they still mess it up (March 10, 2017)
  18. Commentary: Highlight reel from the 2017 B.C. budget (February 23, 2017)
  19. Commentary: A sad state of affairs (February 2, 2017)
  20. Commentary: Bernie Sanders’ style grassroots fundraising it’s not (January 19, 2017)
  21. Commentary: Money makes the world go around (January 12, 2017)
  22. Commentary: Unfinished business (January 2, 2017)
  23. Commentary: Resolution time for B.C. politicians (December 23, 2016)
  24. Commentary: B.C.’s propaganda department cranks up production (December 15, 2016)
  25. Commentary: B.C.’s affordable housing plan doesn’t even qualify as a band-aid solution (November 29, 2016 )
  26. Commentary: Perhaps it’s time for an outside legal opinion on the inside legal opinion (November 17, 2016)
  27. An open letter to John Dyble (November 10, 2016)
  28. Commentary: Victoria’s pricey secrets (November 2, 2016)
  29. Request to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for investigation (November 3, 2016)
  30. Commentary: Do away with messy public tenders, pre-approve instead (October 26, 2016)
  31. Commentary: We’re the B.C. government and we approve this message (October 13, 2016)
  32. Commentary: Haste, politics and intrigue: The perfect B.C. storm (September 22, 2016)
  33. Commentary: The state of B.C.’s wallets for National Payroll Week (September 12, 2016)
  34. Commentary: Car crashes up? Not so fast (September 2, 2016)
  35. Dumb luck or design? Site C’s direct award contracts say a bit about government procurement (August 23, 2016)
  36. Commentary: Ready, fire, aim (August 10, 2016)
  37. Commentary: Naked Lunch,, Fraser Downs Racetrack – just some of the government’s $49.8 million in credit card charges (July 28, 2016)
  38. Commentary: Three blind LNG mice, see how they spin (July 21, 2016)
  39. Commentary: Only the right pedigree need apply (July 12, 2016)
  40. Seven reasons why it’s time to hit pause on the Massey Tunnel replacement project
  41. Commentary: Site C’s ‘independent’ old boys network (June 23, 2016)
  42. Commentary: The forgotten ones: renters (June 17, 2016)
  43. Commentary: Martyn Brown, telling it like it is (June 8, 2016)
  44. Commentary: A political mindset sets in (May 25, 2016)
  45. Commentary: Care for a dose of accuracy with that spin?  (May 15, 2016)
  46. Commentary: The B.C. government one big, systemic family (May 2, 2016)
  47. Commentary: The company(ies) BC Hydro keeps
  48. Commentary: How much is too much in political donations?
  49. Commentary: Local governments could use a lot more sunshine, as in transparency
  50. Commentary: Favours owed, favours due
  51. Commentary: Up, up and away with Air Christy
  52. Commentary: One hand giveth, another taketh away
  53. Commentary: What’s good for the B.C. Liberals may not be good for B.C. Hydro
  54. Commentary: Lobbyists a profession in need of a makeover
  55. Submission: Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act
  56. Commentary: Province’s protracted peer review promise points to other problems 
  57. Commentary: New Year’s resolution time for B.C. MLAs
  58. Commentary: B.C.’s economy: up, down and sideways
  59. Commentary: Does B.C. politics have a “dark money’ problem?
  60. Commentary: B.C. trade missions fail to deliver bang for buck
  61. Commentary: Time out needed for bullies at city halls
  62. Open letter to head of B.C. Public Service Agency calling for update and investigation 
  63. Commentary: The B.C. government’s seven stages of damage control
  64. Commentary: The reckless rush to sign the Port Mann Bridge deal
  65. Commentary: Patronage heaven, keeping it in the family
  66. Dear Ms. Farrell: In the matter of Partnerships BC
  67. Commentary: Forget the bonus, the real money is in severance pay
  68. Commentary: The flip side of B.C.’s infrastructure coin
  69. Commentary: Million here, billion there, infrastructure cost overruns add up
  70. Commentary: Victoria’s far reaching tentacles into universities and local agencies
  71. Commentary: Auditor general for local government, designed to fail or left to implode?
  72. Commentary: Meet B.C.’s new LNG dance partner Malaysia
  73. Commentary: Shred-It, iTunes and Twitonomy – just some of the government’s credit card charges
  74. Commentary: Towns in turmoil, province fiddles
  75. Commentary: Three of the government’s favourite words: out of scope
  76. Commentary: B.C.’s housing escalators: one goes up, one goes down
  77. Commentary: From the Dobell Doctrine to the dearth of documents
  78. Commentary: One player’s possible role in health firings overlooked
  79. Commentary: The future of LNG? Sold to the lowest bidder in the back row
  80. Dear Drex: Why monosyllable answers don’t always cut it
  81. Commentary: Don’t mind the elephant in the room, we’re redecorating
  82. Commentary: How a deadly C. difficile outbreak unfolded before everyone’s eyes
  83. Commentary: Hard lessons from local elections
  84. Commentary: Odd and telling political donations from 2014 
  85. Commentary: Don’t mistake voter tracking for voter engagement
  86. Commentary: New finance ministry fact sheet omits a bit
  87. Commentary: Vancouver’s campaign spending contagion spreading fast
  88. Commentary: B.C. budget pushes dream of white picket fence further out of reach
  89. Commentary: Open Government from ‘key priority’ to ‘what’s that?’ in four years flat
  90. Commentary: U.S. docs flagged failings with oversight of B.C. clinical trials
  91. Commentary: Disclosure by drip on health firings doesn’t cut it
  92. Commentary: TransLink, loathe them or loathe them
  93. Time to clip some wings and trim some salaries at B.C. legislature
  94. Commentary: Five New Year’s resolutions for B.C.’s politicians
  95. What does B.C. want for Christmas? A Plan B.
  96. Local election spending: vive la différence
  97. Submission to the Special Committee on Local Elections Expense Limit
  98. Commentary: Local elections: the good, the bad and the ugly
  99. Commentary: Time to get ready to vote
  100. Commentary: Government and pharma, too cozy for comfort
  101. Special Committee on Local Elections Expense Limits: don’t rush it, do it right
  102. Commentary: It’s time to appoint a special prosecutor on healthcare firings
  103. Commentary: Premier’s trade mission weighed down by ‘unique’ delegation
  104. Commentary: Ministerial accountability slip slidin’ away
  105. Commentary: Anatomy of the proposed Woodfibre LNG plant
  106. Time to turn down the thermostat on defamation threats in Penticton
  107. Commentary: Commissioner’s opinion on Pat Pimm misses mark by country mile
  108. Commentary: What’s behind the malaise with local elections in B.C.?
  109. Commentary: Lessons from Mount Polley
  110. Commentary: Crony capitalism alive and well at Mount Polley
  111. IntegrityBC promotes ALC consultation on Facebook
  112. Did TransLink act on 1992 SkyTrain safety review by TTC?
  113. Commentary: For everything else, there’s the government purchase card
  114. Commentary: Troubling isn’t the word for it, Mr. de Jong
  115. Commentary: Meet B.C.’s Ford Nation
  116. Commentary: It’s all in the name. Or is it?
  117. Commentary: The murky world of B.C.’s lobbying industry
  118. Vision Vancouver pot calls NPA kettle black
  119. Commentary: Financial reporting season opens at city halls across B.C.
  120. Time for B.C. Liberals to end corporate sponsorships of fundraisers
  121. Five B.C. cabinet ministers at elite B.C. Liberal party fundraiser today
  122. Private $5,000 a plate dinner with B.C. premier raises concerns
  123. Commentary: Government consultations – Is anyone really listening?
  124. MLA expense disclosures don’t require two new staff
  125. Commentary: Local infrastructure projects run amok
  126. Commentary: It’s not a conflict of interest if it happens in B.C.
  127. Kootenay ALC stats cast doubt on Bennett’s claims
  128. Commentary: Odd, outlandish and over-the-top donations to B.C. political parties
  129. Commentary: Who’s afraid of a little debate?
  130. IntegrityBC issues the Vancouver campaign finance challenge
  131. Commentary: When one million job openings may mean 210,000 new jobs
  132. B.C. government does about-face on length of office for local government  
  133. Commentary: B.C.’s budgetary sleight of hand
  134. Commentary: Too many struggling to get by in a have province
  135. IntegrityBC launches Reimagine B.C. consultation
  136. Seek second opinion before filing BCTF appeal
  137. Commentary: Time to bite bullet on regional police force for Metro Vancouver  
  138. Commentary: Government subterfuge on local campaign spending limits
  139. Double-dipping MLA bills legislature $15,052 for expenses
  140. Seek court reference on electoral boundaries commission amendments
  141. Commentary: Government’s double standard on electoral boundaries ill-advised
  142. Commentary: Five New Year’s resolutions for B.C.’s politicians
  143. Commentary: TransLink referendum: be careful what you promise
  144. Commentary: Agricultural Land Commission deserves clarity not obfuscation
  145. Pat Pimm tries to rag the puck
  146. Pimm has no choice but to resign
  147. Commentary: Too many politicians in the municipal kitchen
  148. IntegrityBC releases submission on Local Government Elections Reform
  149. Commentary: Silence of the lambs: local election reforms deafeningly so
  150. Time for comprehensive compensation review at B.C. Crown corps
  151. Commentary: Government has bad case of cold feet on local election rules
  152. Metro Vancouver marching to the beat of its own drummer on incinerator
  153. Multicultural outreach strategy played fast and loose with charities
  154. Commentary: Vancouver is pricey and it’s about to get a whole lot pricier
  155. Commentary: Local councils are not fiefdoms
  156. Commissioner’s investigation into multicultural outreach strategy falls short
  157. Government needs to come clean on Big Pharma’s influence
  158. Time for political parties to break addiction to Big Pharma cash
  159. British Columbians can’t afford to pay for BC Hydro’s boondoggles
  160. Sticker shock over city hall payouts
  161. B.C. Liberals talk restraint but fall flat on the walk
  162. Some modest proposals for good governance in B.C.
  163. NDP vote stalls in reverse
  164. B.C. Liberals only party mum on reforming system
  165. What ails B.C.’s democracy?
  166. IntegrityBC has message for party leaders before CKNW debate
  167. IntegrityBC to host screenings of Sean Holman’s Whipped: the secret world of party discipline
  168. True or false quiz released over B.C. Liberal claims on political donation ban
  169. It’s the “econo-ment” stupid
  170. B.C. Liberals in no position to give other parties lessons on political fundraising
  171. The confidence gap: restoring our trust
  172. Polak and B.C. Liberals don’t get it on electoral finance reform
  173. IntegrityBC releases party questionnaire in advance of May 14th election
  174. Greasing the wheels of B.C.’s political parties
  175. IntegrityBC’s all-candidates challenge to party leaders
  176. IntegrityBC releases B.C. Jobs Plan website stats
  177. Majority back ban on corporate and union donations to B.C. political parties
  178. Open government doesn’t equal 18 pages to B.C. Jobs Plan campaign
  179. Tuesday’s ‘culture of entitlement’ gives way to Thursday’s ‘culture of impunity’
  180. Constituency office budgets don’t pay for 75,000 BTU furnaces
  181. From Pringles to the Royal York, Partnerships BC CEO spares no expense
  182. B.C. Liberals must repay government if found to have misused public funds
  183. At $18.2 million, election campaigns don’t come cheap in B.C.
  184. IntegrityBC recommends platform commitments for all parties before election
  185. IntegrityBC disappointed in Throne Speech
  186. Mixed messages from B.C. government on jobs
  187. IntegrityBC commends Independent MLAs
  188. B.C. Liberal party must return donations from companies at centre of Chinese corruption scandal
  189. Mortgaging B.C. one deal at a time
  190. Clark right and wrong on auditor-general
  191. Picking our pockets
  192. Fiscal transactions between two B.C. political parties raise questions
  193. B.C.’s fiscal tsunami
  194. Councils and boards need to stop questioning Question Periods
  195. Decision not to reappoint Auditor General bad for B.C.
  196. Time to break addiction to secret meetings
  197. Time for changes to MLA pensions and perks
  198. B.C. Liberal party expenses out-of-whack
  199. Greater Victoria Public Library board tone-deaf to public’s concerns
  200. IntegrityBC releases Christy’s Christmas Castle animation
  201. Slap on wrist for legislature staff doesn’t cut it
  202. B.C. Liberals must pull government ads in lead up to 2013 election
  203. Vancouver’s municipal “super PACS”
  204. IntegrityBC launches “Take back BC” campaign
  205. B.C. Election Act: time to start from scratch
  206. Time to chill-out in Lillooet
  207. Court strikes down B.C. gag law
  208. City of Victoria way out of line on “Section 43” app
  209. Déjà vu at the Union of B.C. Municipalities conference
  210. Open Letter to Premier Christy Clark on recalling the B.C. Legislature
  211. Time for MLAs to take their seats in Victoria
  212. Ex-Chief Electoral Officer takes wife to Kenya on taxpayers’ tab
  213. IntegrityBC robopoll shows District Council out-of-step with residents
  214. BC government didn’t need an audit to know something amiss at ICBC
  215. In B.C., democracy has a price tag. Sometimes.
  216. B.C.’s Auditor General short changed by government
  217. IntegrityBC to conduct robopoll in Lillooet
  218. White House salaries put to shame by B.C. municipal paycheques
  219. View Royal passes electoral finance reform motion
  220. IntegrityBC accepts gauntlet, does tally
  221. Elections BC sides with IntegrityBC on prohibited donation to B.C. Liberals
  222. Lillooet rapidly becoming basket case of municipal governance in B.C. 
  223. TRIUMF Lab helps make case for electoral finance reform  
  224. TRIUMF laboratory defends controversial donation to the BC Liberals
  225. Toughen rules on party registration and deregistration in B.C.
  226. IntegrityBC responds to Triumf statement 
  227. IntegrityBC calls on B.C. Liberals to return Triumf donations
  228. Open Letter to Minister of Justice and Attorney General Shirley Bond
  229. IntegrityBC releases answers to byelection questionnaire
  230. Dix to be commended for renewing NDP’s call for a ban on corporate and union donations
  231. IntegrityBC releases questionnaire for byelection candidates
  232. Commentary: Who really runs city hall?
  233. IntegrityBC in conversation with Occupy Vancouver activists
  234. IntegrityBC releases 2011 Broomstick awards 
  235. IntegrityBC releases BC Conservative leader’s video answers to Facebook questions
  236. Open government isn’t about selling access at BC Liberal “power lunches”
  237. Vancouver council to be commended for passing campaign finance reform motion
  238. Clark breaks word with Facebook users
  239. Clark and Bond wrong on public, wrong on electoral finance reform
  240. IntegrityBC releases first of four videos by Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson
  241. IntegrityBC ad in Georgia Straight has Clark in NASCAR driver’s suit
  242. BC voters dubious, anxious and want answers according to IntegrityBC poll
  243. IntegrityBC puzzled by BC Ferries’ claims on fuel surcharge
  244. Dermod Travis: Making the case for electoral finance reform in B.C.
  245. In 2009 BC Liberals proportionately outspent 2008 Obama campaign – IntegrityBC
  246. Pattison Outdoor censors IntegrityBC ad– CBS Outdoor accepts identical ad
  247. “Who really runs BC?” campaign
  248. Smart Tax Alliance half way there on privacy policy
  249. Commentary: HST referendum no excuse to change Initiative Act
  250. IntegrityBC’s statement on the HST results
  251. IntegrityBC: Survey found British Columbians are opposed to having kids vote in party leadership races
  252. IntegrityBC releases links on B.C. Ferries CEO Hahn’s claims
  253. IntegrityBC posts Dix responses to ‘person on the street’ questions
  254. Letters from IntegrityBC to the Smart Tax Alliance and FightHST regarding their privacy policies.
  255. Crafty Smart Tax Job Claims
  256. IntegrityBC: voters increasingly baffled by misleading HST advertising
  257. Smart Tax Alliance Ads Muddy to Already Muddy Water
  258. IntegrityBC releases voter questions for Premier and NDP leader
  259. Clock ticks on Clark’s answers
  260. Five of six Vancouver-Point Grey candidates answer questionnaire
  261. IntegrityBC releases questionnaire for Vancouver – Point Grey candidates
  262. NDP and Liberals should be worried about turnout in leadership votes
  263. Government Watchdog IntegrityBC launches