What we present here is an alternative to the proposed No-Fault insurance scheme announced in February 2020. An approach focused on root cause prevention of accidents would be a win-win for the government and the province. The No-Fault is a win for the government, and a huge loss for the victims of motor vehicle accidents.
I’m writing to you today to formally introduce our organization to you, and secondly to inform you of a massive inequity in both our current and upcoming proposed legislation that we felt pertinent to bring to your attention.
British Columbians have amnesia… We fought and beat the the most discriminatory piece of proposed legislation against victim rights in BC history, the No-Fault ICBC Motor Vehicle Insurance Legislation, 23 years ago. Now it’s back, disguised under the Orwellian “doublespeak” name: “Enhanced Care Coverage”. 207 non-profit coalition organizations were against No-Fault back when the fight started in 1996…
The BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society has sent a letter to Attorney General David Eby on March 9, 2020, with legislative recommendations to modernize our antiquated 174 year old wrongful death legislation. BC is presently the last of all the provinces, including the Yukon, yet to modernize its legislation, to ensure that all lives have value, dignity, and legislative protection under the law.