Kelly Ashton was 62 when she died in Prince George hospice on Dec. 1. Her official cause of death was natural causes, but her son Jason Keller and daughter Santaya Garnot are alleging their mother’s death was wrongful.
Emilie Negahban lost her baby after a difficult delivery on February 4, in Vancouver. As former attorney general David Eby prepares to become premier of British Columbia, she calls for the modernization of the law called the Family Compensation Act.
Canada’s legal system is based on the English and French systems. Explorers and colonists brought these systems to Canada in the 17th and 18th centuries. Although many of these laws have evolved with time, in some cases, there has been little or no change.
One of these laws in the province of British Columbia is the “Wrongful Death Law”. Don Renaud, a lawyer and one of the founders of the non-profit association, “BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society”, explained the history of this law in the British Empire, to Hamyaari Media.