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Toronto Star Vancouver Island Party Article

Toronto Star Reports Founding of Vancouver Island Party

by Robin Richardson
A new political party in British Columbia believes that Vancouver Island should become Canada’s 11th province, and a former Toronto MP is leading the charge. Robin Richardson, the Progressive Conservative MP for the Beaches riding (now roughly Toronto-Danforth and Beaches-East York) for nine months in 1979 to 1980, is the founder and leader of the Vancouver Island Party. It was registered with Elections BC in March 2015 but only went public last week, and a key point in its platform is to eventually have the island become its own province. “Vancouver Island is a wonderful place to live and work, [...]