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VIP Advocates Free Tuition for College and University Students

by Rob
The Vancouver Island Party (VIP) commends the new NDP BC Government for waiving BC college and university fees for former foster children. This new program will waive tuition at all 25 post-secondary schools for any young person from BC who has spent at least two years in provincial foster care. The Vancouver Island Party wants this free tuition policy to be extended to all students with at least 4 year residency ( middle and high school), decent marks and from families with $90,000 or less annual family income. The policy would not apply for foreign students or students from out [...]

VIP Party Council Plus 2017 Meetings

SPECIAL INVITATION! As a VIP supporter, you are invited to attend any or all of the monthly meetings of our VIP Party Council. We welcome your participation as we build a winning team for the next election. We alternate between Victoria and Nanaimo locations. In 2018, we will hold monthly meetings in both Victoria and Nanaimo. These will be in the second and fourth weeks, and may be on Wednesday evenings instead of Saturdays. If anyone wishes to be a VIP candidate or knows of someone who would like to be one, please get in touch with me as soon [...]

The VIP Planning & Upcoming Goals

Hello VIP Supporters Here is some up-to-date content on where we are as The Vancouver Island Party and where we are planning, with your help, want to go in the weeks and months ahead. 1. VIP Goals The immediate goal of The Vancouver Island Party (VIP) is to have 14 candidates for a full Vancouver Island slate of candidates for the next election. We want to achieve this goal sooner rather than later in view of the minority NDP government situation in BC. The minority federal government of the Right Honourable Joe Clark, PC, MP, lasted only 9 months. I [...]

The Vancouver Island Party Advocates A Guaranteed Annual Income for British Columbia

by Rob
Poverty is costing British Columbia in so many hidden ways. Increased medical, criminal, judicial, penal, and addiction costs. The high poverty rate also affects children directly compounding their futures with insurmountable hurdles. The current welfare rate is unacceptable. The Vancouver Island Party is advocating a guaranteed annual income. This Income, which people could apply for, would be indexed to inflation, location and cost of living. It would help senior citizens to improve their living conditions. British Columbia is one of highest in the country for child poverty and the island is one of the worst in the province. This would [...]

Dr Robin Richardson answers How will you address the issue of high housing prices

by Rob
Dr Robin Richardson answers “How will you address the issue of high housing prices and how will you make sure that kids of my generation will be able to afford housing in the future?" (École Cedardale Elementary, West Vancouver)

Dr Robin Richardson answers What improvements will you make to the current education system?

by Rob
Dr Robin Richardson answers “What improvements will you make to the current education system?” (Seaquam Secondary, Delta)

Dr Robin Richardson answers How will your party balance the ecological and economical needs of our province

by Rob
Dr Robin Richardson answers “How will your party strike balance between the crucial ecological and economical needs of our province?” (Westsyde Secondary School, Kamloops)

Dr Robin Richardson answers What will be your #1 priority if you are elected?

by Rob
Dr Robin Richardson answers “What will be your #1 priority if you are elected? What will be the first action you would take as premier?” (Hart Highlands Elementary, Prince George)

The Vancouver Island Party’s Policy On Early Childhood Education

by Rob
The most important period of development for any person is early childhood. The careful nurturing, educating, and caring of young children sets them up for a productive and healthy life. Conversely, abuse and neglect, all too often seen in our society and around the world, lessen the young person's long term chances at success. It increases the likelihood of future disorders, exacerbates those that are already present, and often results in homelessness and crime, burdens, which the province and the country as a whole have to bear. Our best option for countering this is prevention in the first place; and [...]

Oak Bay-Gordon Head Candidate Debate with Jin Yang-Riley April 13, 2017

by Rob
Please watch the video below of the Oak Bay-Gordon Head Candidate Debate by CFAX 1070 with Ryan Price. Skip ahead to the 7 minute mark to watch the debate.