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Contested Auto Insurance Claims Will Be Unaffordable For Most British Columbians

Contested Auto Insurance Claims Will Be Unaffordable For Most British Columbians

by Robin Richardson
in ICBC
“The NDP Government proposed $5,500 cap on soft tissue damage will make contested claims unaffordable for the majority of British Columbians”, said Dr. Robin Richardson, Leader of The Vancouver Island Party. “I had an automobile accident in 2014 and was off work for 22 months. My lawyer took on my claim with a contingency agreement of 30% of the settlement, plus disbursements. I found this to be quite reasonable”, said Dr. Richardson. “My lawyer now tells me that if soft tissue claims are capped at $5,500, she will have to charge her new clients a retainer of $5,000 and an [...]
Free Tuition – A New Approach To Student Aid

Free Tuition – A New Approach To Student Aid

by Robin Richardson
The Vancouver Island Party (VIP) proposes free tuition for college and university students who have four years prior registry as students in Vancouver Island middle and high schools. The family income cut-off for this policy would be $90,000 or less. The VIP notes that one of the first actions of the new NDP provincial government was to introduce this policy for students from foster homes. We applaud this action. The VIP also notes that the Government of New Brunswick introduced this free tuition policy in 2016 for families of $60,000 or less. If NB, why not BC? The Vancouver Island [...]