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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 Rob
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

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 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 [...]

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 [...]