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Leader & Candidate Meet & Greet April 1, 2017 in Nanaimo BC

by Rob
Vancouver Island Party (VIP) Meet and Greet Come on out and meet and greet the Vancouver Island Party (VIP) Leader, Dr. Robin Richardson, Ph.D. and our VIP Candidates. Attention: We still need VIP candidates in the following Up-Island provincial ridings: 1. Nanaimo 2. Parksville Qualicum 3. Mid Island - Pacific Rim (mainly Port Alberni, but also Cumberland,Bowser, Ucluelet and Tofino) 4. Courtenay - Comox 5. North Island (Mainly Campbell River, but also Gold River, Zeballos, Tahsis, Port McNeill, Alert Bay, Sointula, Port Hardy and Port Alice) If you're interested in becoming a potential candidate, please bring a resume. Please RSVP [...]

Leader & Candidate Meet & Greet March 25, 2017 in Victoria BC

by Rob
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Vancouver Island Party (VIP) Meet and Greet Come on out and meet and greet the Vancouver Island Party (VIP) Leader, Dr. Robin Richardson, Ph.D. and our VIP Candidates. Important new policies will be announced! Please RSVP using the form below to reserve seating. Event Details Date: Saturday March 25, 2017 Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm Location: Comfort Inn & Suites in The Douglas Room Address: 3020 Blanshard Street Victoria, BC V8T 5C7 (click here for directions) Light refreshments will be provided. (coffee, tea, water and cookies) Subscribe to our mailing list * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name Note: We [...]

A Message To All Voters On Vancouver Island

by Rob
You are invited to the first Saturday rally for The Vancouver island Party. These rallies will alternate between Duncan and Victoria in coming weeks. If you are interested in becoming an Official Candidate for The Vancouver island Party, please bring your resume and we will interview you on Saturday. Time is of the essence. All we want to do for this election is to have your name on the ballot in your riding. It requires only 25 signatures to be declared our VIP Official Candidate. After that, you need 75 more signatures to satisfy Elections BC. We will show you [...]

Leader & Candidate Meet & Greet March 18, 2017 in Duncan BC

by Rob
Breaking News!!! Vancouver Island Party (VIP) Meet and Greet Come on out and meet and greet the Vancouver Island Party (VIP) Leader, Dr. Robin Richardson, Ph.D. and our VIP Candidates. Important new policies will be announced! Please RSVP using the form below to reserve seating. Event Details Date: Saturday March 18, 2017 Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm Location: The Ramada Cowichan Valley Inn Address: 140 Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC V9L 3P7 (click here for directions) Light refreshments will be provided. (coffee, tea, water and cookies) RSVP for the Meet & Greet * indicates required First Name * Last Name * Email Address * [...]
VIP’s Student Aid

The VIP’s Student Aid Policy Reform

Today, Dr. Robin Richardson, Leader of The Vancouver Island Party (VIP), announced his Party’s progressive policy for free tuition and reduced student debt for students in Vancouver Island colleges and universities, once Vancouver Island becomes the eleventh province of Canada. “We are promising this student aid policy reform so that university and college tuition will be free for many VanIsle families. Also we want to reduce onerous student debt burdens”, said Dr. Richardson, a former college professor. “As VanIslers, this is what we do; we help those who most need it.” A Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce poll shows Canadian [...]
BC Provincial Party Leaders

The Vancouver Island Party Makes An Impact

The Vancouver Island Party (VIP) is pleased that B.C. Liberal Premier Christy Clark, after years of neglect, is launching, for the first time ever, a Vancouver Island - specific platform for the May 9, 2017 provincial election. B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan is also stressing Vancouver Island in his party’s platform. The Vancouver Island Party claims credit for the other parties’ new focus on Vancouver Island and invites them, as well as the BC Green and the BC Conservative parties, to adopt any or all of our comprehensive policy platform proposals for Vancouver Island. After all, when the voters of [...]
Toronto Star Vancouver Island Party Article

Toronto Star Reports Founding of Vancouver Island Party

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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, [...]
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Vancouver Island Party lays out its declaration of independence from BC – Victoria News

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Bridge to the mainland, free ferries, light rail part of newly launched political party vision for becoming Canada's 11th province Source: Vancouver Island Party lays out its declaration of independence from BC - Victoria News

Jack Knox: New political party pitches Island as 11th province

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While listening to Victoria’s Robin Richardson talk about his new political party, a thought springs to mind: How many separatist movements does Vancouver Island need? There was the shadowy . . . Source: Jack Knox: New political party pitches Island as 11th province While listening to Victoria’s Robin Richardson talk about his new political party, a thought springs to mind: How many separatist movements does Vancouver Island need? There was the shadowy Sovereign State of Vancouver Island faction that emerged, briefly, in 2013 to demand that we get a divorce from the rest of Canada. That was also the year [...]