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Special VIP Meeting Langford Legion September 11, 2018

by Robin Richardson
ATTENTION VIP SUPPORTERS Please attend an important meeting from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, September 11 at the Langford Legion, 761 Station Avenue. Royal Canadian Legion (Langford Branch) 761 Station Avenue Victoria, BC V9B 2S1 View a Google Map After a PowerPoint presentation on The Vancouver Island Party, our VIP Leader, Dr. Robin Richardson, will present important information on: 1. Robin’s campaign to get elected VIP MLA for Nanaimo in a by-election expected in January or February 2019. This is a unique opportunity. If Robin gets elected, the provincial MLA seat count would be: a. NDP/Green Coalition = [...]

VIP Members Letter Aug 7, 2018

Dear VIP Member and Supporter, I am seeking your support in prayer, networking, volunteering and donations as I seek elected office in a provincial MLA by-election in Nanaimo to be announced after the October 20 municipal election when NDP MLA Leonard Krog is expected to be elected Mayor of Nanaimo. I am a former Canadian Member of Parliament, economist, financial planner and community activist. I. A Unique Opportunity There is a unique opportunity to elect me as the VIP MLA for Nanaimo. This will be a hotly fought by-election. Should I win, the 87 BC Legislature standings would be: 43 [...]
Contested Auto Insurance Claims Will Be Unaffordable For Most British Columbians

Contested Auto Insurance Claims Will Be Unaffordable For Most British Columbians

by Rob
“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 Rob
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 [...]

The Solution To The Oil Trade War

by Rob
Let's Import More Refined Oil from Washington State and Build New Oil Refineries In British Columbia Re: "Alberta's move to cut energy will hit more than B.C. fuel" Dan Healing, The Canadian Press, April 18, 2018, page B1. Victoria, April 18, 2018. The answer to the current and, perhaps, future continuing impasse between British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan lies in two directions: (1) short-term; import more refined oil from Washington State and, (2) longer-term; build more refinery capacity in Vancouver, the Lower Mainland and, perhaps, elsewhere in British Columbia. Import More Refined Oil From Washington State Right now, there is [...]

A New Voting System For British Columbia

The Vancouver Isand Party recently posted its recommendation for a Mixed Member System (MMS) of voting for the October 2018 referendum on the Government website. Your comments are most apppreciated. Dr. Robin M. Richardson, Ph.D. Leader The Vancouver Island Party “A New Voting System For British Columbia: Let The BC Regions Matter” by Robin Richardson and Alex Greer, The Vancouver Island Party February 10, 2018 The Vancouver Island Party (VIP), in proposing a mixed First Past The Post (FPTP) and Proportional Representative (PR) system of voting called the Mixed Member Seat (MMS) system for the October 2018 referendum, strongly recommends [...]

Guaranteed Annual Income

A Poverty Reduction Strategy For British Columbia: The Guaranteed Annual Income (GAI) Dr. Robin M. Richardson, Ph.D. Leader, The Vancouver Island Party November 27, 2017 On November 27, 2017. VIP Leader Robin Richardson attended the first of a series of poverty reduction workshops sponsored by the NDP government’s Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. He hand-delivered the following research paper on a Guaranteed Annual Income (GAI) for British Columbia to the Cabinet Minister, the Honourable Shane Simpson. Your comments on this research paper are most welcomed. BC does not need a patchwork of existing and new policies to fight [...]

VIP 2018 Party Council Meetings

Please record the following dates for VIP Party Council monthly meetings for 2018. We have moved to bi-monthly Thursday evening meetings in Victoria and Saturday in Nanaimo for member convenience and in order to increase attendance.. Everyone who supports the VIP is welcome to attend. This year, we will repeat the Agenda in both Victoria and Nanaimo sequential meetings. Victoria supporters need not attend the next Nanaimo meeting unless they wish to. Likewise, UpIsland supporters need not attend the next Victoria meeting unless they wish to. Victoria VIP supporters may have relatives or friends living north of the Malahat that [...]

VIP Highway Signs, Donations & Membership

by Rob
Membership A VIP annual membership is only $5.00. The maximum annual personal donation is $1,200. Donations of $250.00 or less are anonymous as far as Elections BC reporting requirements are concerned. Businesses and unions can no longer make donations.. You may become VIP Member at our meeting or by signing up on our website ( Email Newsletter If you have friends/family/co-workers who would like more information about VIP, they can subscribe their email address on our website ( to receive weekly messages from our Leader and other VIP members on topical issues of the day. Social Media You can find [...]

The Vancouver Island Party (VIP) and other Small Political Parties Oppose The Proposed NDP Government Taxpayer Subsidy For Election Financing Reform

by Rob
The Vancouver Island Party endorses the initiative of other smaller provincial political parties in objecting to the proposed taxpayer subsidy which will only benefit the larger parties. It is discriminatory, anti-democratic and a complete waste of taxpayer money. This NDP subsidy should be dropped from the proposed electoral financing legislation. Print the whole letter, including endorsements and copies to party leaders. Word Document PDF Document Thank you Robin Dr. Robin M. Richardson, Ph.D. Leader The Vancouver Island Party Toll-free: 1-844-933-4VIP