Stories - BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society

Stories

The families who have shared their stories know that they will not benefit from a new law. Yet, they are campaigning for wrongful death law reform in BC.

Hear them explain why.

Each story features a BC family that was denied access to a trial because their loved one was not a breadwinner.

Family of Theresa Pereira

Family of Theresa Pereira

These families did not get the answers they deserved. No compensation was available for their loss—no support for counselling, time off work, or resources to move on. The injustice of the wrongful death continues to cause suffering.

IN THEIR NAME urges the provincial government to adopt a wrongful death act that truly respects the needs of all British Columbians.

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Laura’s Story

“You know we’re not in it for the money. None of us are. We’re there for change.” — Robert, father of Laura White

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Heidi’s Story

“So the doctors who made the mistakes that led to her death had no repercussions. There were no suspensions, there were no firings, there were no re-trainings—there was nothing that was done.” — Catherine, mother of Heidi Klompas

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Gary’s Story

“It was one of the worst cases of senior abuse and the RCMP was disgusted how bad my dad was treated. And yet, had this happened in my home, I would have been arrested. But he was in a care facility protected and they get away with it.” — Rita, daughter of Gary Davis

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