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November 2018 / 6 posts found

If elected, Nanaimo MLA hopeful wants Vancouver Island to split off BC

Source: News 1130 Author: LAUREN BOOTHBY NANAIMO (NEWS 1130) — A candidate for MLA in Nanaimo wants Vancouver Island to become Canada’s 11th province. Robin Richardson, economist and former Ontario MP, thinks the region would be better off as an independent province and if his vision comes true, he would call it the VanIsle Province. “No matter how you look at it, whether you know, fiscally we’d be better off, economically, socially, environmentally and culturally better off as our own independent province,” Richardson tells NEWS 1130. If elected, he says he will push for the government to hold referendum so [...]

Nanaimo Campaign Team Kick-Off Friday Night Meetings

by Robin Richardson
Please join our VIP Leader Robin Richardson and others for a Campaign Kick-Off Meeting tomorrow evening in Nanaimo. There will be Campaign Team Meetings at the ABC Country Restaurant on the following Friday evenings: 2018 Meetings November 30, 2018 December 7, 2018 December 14, 2018 December 28, 2018 - cancelled 2019 Meetings January 4, 2019 January 11, 2019 January 18, 2019 January 25, 2019 Robin is the VIP MLA Candidate for Nanaimo in a by-election expected in January, 2019. If he wins, Robin as VIP MLA for Nanaimo will hold the balance of power in the BC Legislature. The meeting [...]

Nanaimo byelection candidate wants to see Vancouver Island separate from BC

Author: Nicolas Pescod A politician hoping to separate Vancouver Island from British Columbia wants to be Nanaimo’s MLA. Robin Richardson, the founder and leader of the Vancouver Island Party, announced that he will be a candidate in the upcoming byelection in Nanaimo. Nanaimo’s riding will be vacated by MLA Leonard Krog, who is now the mayor of Nanaimo. The B.C. Liberals have announced Tony Harris as their intended candidate in the byelection, while Sheila Malcolmson, Nanaimo-Ladysmith’s current MP, is seeking the NDP’s nomination. Speaking to the News Bulletin on Wednesday, Richardson said his party’s platform is to see Vancouver Island [...]

Nanaimo candidate wants Vancouver Island to separate from BC

Source: The Province Author: Susan Lazaruk A political party with a strong populist leader appealing to regional interests will likely not benefit from proportional representation as the leader of the Vancouver Island Party is hoping. The first thing the leader of the Vancouver Island Party promises to do if he wins the provincial byelection in Nanaimo in the new year is work toward making Vancouver Island its own province. Canada’s 11th province would be called VanIsle and as such would get its fair share of public money from Ottawa, said Robin Richardson, a Harvard-trained economist, minutes before officially launching his [...]

Vancouver Island Party hopeful sees ‘sweet spot’ in Nanaimo byelection

by Robin Richardson
Article From: Times Colonist Author: Carla Wilson The first step in Robin Richardson’s plan to separate from B.C. and turn Vancouver Island into a province is to get himself elected in the upcoming Nanaimo byelection. Should the Vancouver Island Party candidate win the provincial seat, he promises to demand the NDP government hold a referendum in October 2019 asking if voters favour creating VanIsle as a province. And if a majority say “yes,” Richardson then wants the NDP to boost the number of Island ridings to 28 from 14. From there, he’s optimistic that an expected provincewide election in 2021 [...]

Media Conference Nanaimo November 7 2018

by Robin Richardson
Dr. Robin M. Richardson, Ph.D. Leader, The Vancouver Island Party PO Box 126-1142 Woss Lake Road Nanaimo, BC V9R 6X7 1-250 – 388-4274 robin@vanisleparty.com www.VanIsleParty.com FOR RELEASE: 2:00 pm. November 7, 2018 Media Conference from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ABC Country Restaurant 6617 Mary Ellen Road, Nanaimo, BC V9V 1T7 Register for the Meeting on Facebook Former MP Candidate for MLA in Nanaimo By-Election Vancouver Island To Become a New Canadian Province Nanaimo, BC: Former MP, Dr. Robin Richardson, announced his candidacy today for The Vancouver Island Party (VIP) for MLA for Nanaimo in a provincial by-election expected in [...]