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Dermod Travis

Dermod Travis is the executive director of IntegrityBC. IntegrityBC is a non-partisan non-profit organization dedicated to help restore a bond built on trust and confidence between citizens and their elected officials.

Riches beyond any party's wildest dreams

Earlier this month the 2016 donation numbers for B.C.'s political parties were filed with Elections B.C. and, not unexpectedly, it was another bumper crop for the B.C. Liberals. The party...

Premier's trade mission to Asia weighed down by 'unique' delegation

Despite the fall sitting of the legislature, Premier Christy Clark and two cabinet ministers are off selling B.C. in India and the Far East this week.
LNG tanker Howe Sound

Anatomy of the proposed Woodfibre LNG plant

Commentary by Dermod Travis on the political genesis of an LNG project in Howe Sound

Mount Polley, a tragedy foreseen

B.C.'s economy – already facing what seems like the perfect economic storm of stagnant job growth, an acute skills shortage and the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision on First Nation land title...

The money trail behind Imperial Metals' Mount Polley disaster

The Calgary Petroleum Club fundraiser and political contributions were a bargain for what Imperial Metals got in return.

When one million job openings may mean 210,000 new jobs

It would be tough to miss the ad, particularly if you're trying to watch anything online. The one where WorkBC tells us that “BC's growing economy will lead to one million job openings by 2020.”...

Metro Vancouver marching to the beat of its own drummer on incinerator

Garbage, or to use the more politically correct term, waste, is big business. Really big. It can also be a messy business, particularly when politicians get involved. So no big surprise then that the...

Opinion: BC Liberals must pull government ads in lead up to 2013 election

IntegrityBC is calling on the BC government to recommit to its 2009 ban on non-essential government advertising in the four months prior to voting day. 

Vancouver's municipal “super PACS”

Ninety-eight per cent of donations to Port Coquitlam council came from unions and corporations.

BC government didn't need an audit to find something amiss at ICBC

The BC government shouldn't have needed an audit to know that something was amiss at ICBC, especially when much of the waste was literally staring them in the face if they'd just taken a cursory peek...