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Invitation to VIP Strategy Meetings 2019

by Robin Richardson
INVITATION You are invited to our monthly STRATEGY meeting of the Vancouver Island Party (VIP) to participate in the preparation of plans getting ready for the next provincial election, now expected in October, 2021. Come and hear VIP Party Leader Dr. Robin Richardson give a report on the January Nanaimo MLA by-election and participate in discussion of the following topics: 1. Organization 2. Policy 3. Messaging 4. Social Media 5. Fundraising 6. Candidate Recruitment May Meeting Our meeting is on Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the new Quality Foods Upstairs boardroom, 110 – 27 [...]

VIP Student Aid Policy

by Robin Richardson
Nanaimo By-Election on January 30, 2019 Dr. Robin Richardson, Ph.D. announced the Vancouver Island Party’s policy on student aid. If elected MLA for Nanaimo on January 30, Dr. Richardson will hold the balance of power in the BC Legislature for the next 3 years. As the Nanaimo VIP MLA, Dr. Richardson will demand that the NDP Government designate Vancouver Island University (VIU) to be a pilot project for the following student aid policies: For Vancouver Island University (VIU), free tuition for its students with at least 4 years residency in middle and high school in the Regional District of Nanaimo [...]

The Vancouver Island Party Nanaimo Platform

by Robin Richardson
Former MP Candidate for MLA in Nanaimo By-Election Vancouver Island To Become a New Canadian Province Nanaimo, BC: Former MP, Dr. Robin Richardson, age 76, announced his candidacy today for The Vancouver Island Party (VIP) for MLA for Nanaimo in a provincial by-election expected in January, 2019. Dr. Richardson and his wife, Jacqui, of 52 years, lives in Nanaimo at Resort on the Lake on beautiful Westwood Lake. They also have a home in Victoria. The Vancouver Island Party has a two-fold mission: (1) To benefit more fully Vancouver Island as a region of British Columbia economically, socially, environmentally and [...]

A Guaranteed Annual Income (GAI) is the answer to Homelessness in BC

by Robin Richardson
A Guaranteed Annual Income (GAI) is the answer to Homelessness in B.C. and Vancouver Island, says Vancouver Island Party (VIP) MLA Candidate for Nanaimo, Dr. Robin Richardson “Vancouver Island has a disproportionate number of homeless in B.C. The VanIsle homeless (1,884) represents 24.6% of the B.C. homeless (7,655), whereas VanIsle’s population (about 800,000) is nearly 17% of the population of B.C. Child poverty in BC is also the highest in Canada (1 out of 5), while Greater Victoria is even higher (1 out of 4). Nanaimo may be even worse. I have studied the Guaranteed Annual Income (GAI) answer to [...]

VIP MLA Candidate Promises A Guaranteed Annual Income For Nanaimo

by Robin Richardson
A Poverty Reduction Strategy For Nanaimo and B.C. Dr. Robin M. Richardson, Ph.D. Leader, The Vancouver Island Party VIP MLA Candidate for Nanaimo FOR RELEASE: 7:05 am, Friday. December 7, 2018 Nanaimo, BC: Former MP, Dr. Robin Richardson, Vancouver Island Party (VIP) MLA Candidate for Nanaimo, announced his Party’s pledge to demand a guaranteed annual income (GAI) for Nanaimo in the next provincial budget. “BC does not need a patchwork of existing and new policies to fight poverty. A proven solution is a universal guaranteed annual income (GAI)” stated Dr. Richardson. “The solution to most poverty is to give the [...]

Vancouver Island Party hopeful sees ‘sweet spot’ in Nanaimo byelection

by Robin Richardson
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 [...]

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

by Robin Richardson
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

VIP Advocates Free Tuition for College and University Students

by Robin Richardson
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 [...]

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

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