IntegrityBC News Releases

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