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.

Petition Your MLA Now »
90,901+

Video Views

Watch & Share Video
1794

Petitioned Their MLA

Petitioned Your MLA
60

Donated to the Cause

Make a Donation
1,729+

Shared on Social Media

Share this Website

What British Columbians Are Saying

Petition Your MLA Now

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.

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,
Your Full Name
Your Address

  • Your message will be sent securely through this form. In Their Name will not share your details or the contents of your message with a third party.

  • If you live out of province, please send an email directly to Premier Horgan and Attorney General Eby by clicking here. (Your email program should open in a new window to email [email protected] and [email protected] with the letter in the body of the email)

Get Involved

The BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society is a BC registered non-profit society comprised of no paid staff and 100% volunteers. We need your help to make this meaningful legislative reform in our province possible.

BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society

News

16 Year Old Lindsey Kean Killed By Exact Same Medical Error As BCWDLRS – ‘In Their Name’ Co-Founder’s Daughter, Heidi Klompas

16-year old Lindsey Kean from Nanaimo had her leg broken after being struck by a car while crossing the road. Her surgery was unnecessarily delayed, causing a fat embolism (a preventable medical error), and died as a result. Hauntingly, 17-year old Heidi Klompas, daughter of one of The BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society's founding members, died 19 years earlier, from the exact same preventable medical error after having been hit and her legs broken by a drunk driver.

Read More »
close

Please help spread the word.