| New riding|
| 26 June 1942 (age 73)
Vancouver, British Columbia (1942-06-26) |
Robin Richardson Wikipedia
Robin Mark Richardson (born 26 June 1942) is a former Canadian politician and Vancouver Islander separatist/activist who was a Progressive Conservative member of the Canadian House of Commons. He represented the Toronto, Ontario riding of Beaches from 1979 to 1980. He currently founder/leader of Vancouver Island Party.
Richardson's profession is an economist, once working with the Fraser Institute. At one time, he was a minister for a Christian church in Esquimalt.
He represented Ontario's Beaches electoral district which he won in the 1979 federal election. After serving his only term, the 31st Canadian Parliament, he was defeated in the 1980 federal election by Neil Young of the New Democratic Party.
In September 2000, he unsuccessfully challenged incumbent Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca Member of Parliament Keith Martin for the Canadian Alliance nomination in that riding. Richardson was particularly critical of Martin's pro-choice position on abortion, while Martin had finished in fourth place during the Canadian Alliance leadership campaign earlier that year. Richardson managed Stockwell Day's successful leadership campaign within Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca.
In June 2016 he started the Vancouver Island Party and serves as leader. The party seeks to make Vancouver Island Canada's 11th province.