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Happy Canada Day (Sorry to Rest of Canada and World About Our Terrible Wrongful Death Laws in BC)

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.

We would also like to apologize to the rest of the developed world, where this modernization has already been largely implemented across the board.

We’re sorry that when you send your children here as international students and they are wrongfully killed, you only then discover that they’re worth nothing under our law, and BC wasn’t as safe a place as you thought it was for your beloved lost child.

As we know, apologizing is a very Canadian thing to do.

Our politicians like to apologize and cry crocodile tears in the media, to pander and score brownie points, without having to do any actual legislative work.

They’re too weak to take on ICBC, reign it in, and bring forth a modern standard of dignity, value, and decency for the citizens of the province under the law.

The price we pay for political inaction is being lead by our inferiors.

Petition your MLA/Attorney General/Premier now so we can put the pressure on to ensure that one day we have a province we can be proud of when it comes to legislating adequate protections for everyone in BC equally under the law – https://intheirname.ca


About the BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society

‘In Their Name’ is the campaign of the ‘BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society’. In response to the biggest human rights issue facing the province today, our goal is to modernize British Columbia’s antiquated wrongful death legislation, which predates confederation (1846). Under current legislation, the value of a human life is measured only by the deceased’s future lost income, so long as they had dependents.

As a result, access to justice has been denied to the families of the wrongfully killed who do not meet this discriminatory criteria. This has affected especially vulnerable groups, namely children, seniors, and the disabled, when they are killed by the careless or intentional acts of another.

BC is presently the last of all the provinces, including the Yukon, yet to have undertaken this critical legislative modernization to allow for dignity, value, and protections for all its citizens under the law.

When it’s ‘free’ to kill in BC, wrongdoers are not held accountable. This lack of general deterrence holds the province back in innovation of safety measures and protocols to prevent wrongful deaths in the first place.


Here’s How You Can Get Involved…

Every elected Member of the Legislative Assembly in BC has heard from the public on this issue. We have met with nearly two dozen of these MLAs, as well as with the Attorney General, the Minister responsible for the ‘Family Compensation Act’, of which our present wrongful death legislation is based. Reform is at a standstill, as no decisions have been made by the current provincial government.

The only way to move this forward is by creating massive public awareness and outcry for legislative modernization. Only under the scrutiny of the media and the public will our politicians be forced to take this necessary, and long overdue action.

#1 Petition your MLA: Please petition your MLA to make your voice heard in supporting the modernization of our wrongful death laws in BC»

#2 Share the following video with your friends and family on Facebook:

British Columbians Would Be OUTRAGED If They Knew……About the Discriminatory Wrongful Death Laws in Our Province….

Posted by In Their Name on Wednesday, February 26, 2020

 

#3 Please kindly consider making a Donation: As we are a non-profit that relies solely on donations from the public, please kindly consider contributing to the campaign. Each of our advertising dollars generally results in 1 MLA form submission. Ex. $50 = 50 MLA form submissions! Please Donate Now »

If you aren’t able to donate at this time, no problem, sharing the message on your social networks as aforementioned is also very helpful.

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