The BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society’s goal is to modernize the laws in BC, which unlike other provinces, currently denies justice to the surviving family members of children, seniors, and the disabled when killed by the careless or intentional acts of another.

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Unlike other Canadian provinces, BC has not made any significant amendments to its wrongful death legislation—ever. The current BC Family Compensation Act only values the lives of income-earners. This neglect must stop. Petitioning your local MLA, the Attorney General, and Premier with our automated tool can make a lasting difference to the lives of families who experience a wrongful death in British Columbia for generations to come.

Petition your MLA, the Attorney General, and the Premier directly with our automated tool in less than 30 seconds below.

Dear Local MLA, Attorney General Eby, and Premier Horgan,

In our province, only the families of deceased breadwinners see the inside of a courtroom in cases of wrongful death.

BC’s current Family Compensation Act only takes into account the direct financial losses resulting from death. Children, seniors and people with disabilities, who may not represent a financial loss that is immediately measurable, are classes of people whose lives are not valued or respected when they are killed in BC.

This is a human rights issue.

Investigations into the wrongful death of a child, an elderly person, or someone with a disability most often do not occur because there is no ‘loss of earnings’ to cover trial costs.

Unlike other provinces in Canada, many of your constituents are considered “worthless” under the discriminatory law in our province.

The BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society has drafted legislation that can solve this problem now.

What will you do to create a fair and adequate wrongful death law in BC?

Yours Truly,
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On Canada Day, we would like to congratulate all of the other provinces and the Yukon Territory for already modernizing their wrongful death laws, in many cases long ago. On behalf of British Columbians, we would like to apologize to the rest of Canada for our most westerly province still being stuck in the colonial era with our 174-year old wrongful death laws, whereby it's still FREE to kill children, seniors, and the disabled.

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To all the Fathers out there who have lost a child to wrongful death, and to all the children out there who have lost a Father to wrongful death, or anyone for that matter, who has lost a loved one, our thoughts are with you today.

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