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VIP 2018 Party Council Meetings

Please record the following dates for VIP Party Council monthly meetings for 2018. We are moving the meetings to Thursday evenings 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 they would like to invite to [...]

VIP Highway Signs, Donations & Membership 2017

by Rob
Membership Until December 31, 2017, a 5-year VIP membership is only $30. As of January 1, 2018, a VIP Membership will be $30 per year. You may become VIP Member at our meeting or by signing up on our website (www.VanIsleParty.com). 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 (www.VanIsleParty.com) to receive weekly messages from our Leader and other VIP members on topical issues of the day. Social Media You can find out more about VIP events and information:  Facebook  Twitter Donations For now, the existing [...]

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 http://www.vanisleparty.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Letter-on-Bill-3.pdf PDF Document http://www.vanisleparty.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Letter-on-Bill-3.docx Thank you Robin Dr. Robin M. Richardson, Ph.D. Leader The Vancouver Island Party Toll-free: 1-844-933-4VIP robin@vanisleparty.com www.vanisleparty.com

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)