As recently covered on CBC, CTV, Global, CKNW, and more, join Ann Forry, the mother of Natasha Forry, whose tragic and preventable death has shaken the entire community to the core and touched British Columbians from across the province. Ann will share her experience of losing Natasha, and how she was confronted afterward with the shocking reality that Natasha’s life had no “value” under British Columbia’s colonial era wrongful death laws from 1846. No “value” has meant no access to justice, no ability to hold the wrongdoers accountable, to right the wrong, and ensure it doesn’t happen to another. Ann was further outraged to learn that all other provinces in Canada, including the Yukon, have long since modernized and that the families behind the BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society have been fighting with the provincial government on this issue for over two decades.
Other speakers include:
Parmis Ghodsi – one of Natasha’s best friends from childhood and recently featured in the CBC coverage of the story.
Catherine Adamson – author of “Heidi Dawn Klompas: Missed Opportunities” and Co-founder, Past President and now Vice President of the BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society, who lost her daughter Heidi to a preventable wrongful death in 1997.
Don Renaud – Senior Trial Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Co-founder and current board member of the BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society.
Michael-James Pennie – Current President of the BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society, after having volunteered for the Society for the past 5 years following the severe neglect of his father at an extended care facility.
Join us live on the Zoom call for a proactive evening of information sharing and a ‘Call to Action’ to hold our local elected Members of the Legislative Assembly accountable to the public.
Look forward to seeing you!