IntegrityBC News Releases


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