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.
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.
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.
Mattis Bieg is from Munich Germany and served as the Society’s Campaign Coordinator in 2019. He joined the Society here in British Columbia, Canada as an unpaid volunteer intern at his own expense and passionately dedicated himself to campaigning for reforming BC’s wrongful death laws. In Mattis’ work with the Society, he wrote and had an article published by The Lawyer’s Daily titled “Seeking compensation for wrongful deaths in BC.”
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