In their Annual Report & Resolutions Package, motion R4 Updating BC’s Wrongful Death Laws (page 34), which was initiated by the Vancouver City Council, is a up for endorsement to move onward to the UBCM Annual Conference.
While local government does not have the ability to amend, or pass provincial legislation, the endorsement, support and recommendation to provincial government can send a clear message from the local level that this critical human rights work needs to get done.
We have a true opportunity at this juncture to bring forth the best wrongful death legislation in Canada that can set a modern international standard for legislated protections, dignity, and access to justice under the law.
Our Society has written a letter to each of the City Councillors from all the Cities and Municipalities in the Lower Mainland.
We need our Member Families, Member Advocates, and the Public at large to write their own personalized letters to your local City Councillors.
We need you to express in your own words why supporting and endorsing motion R4 – Updating BC’s Wrongful Death Laws is personally important to you and your family.
If you do not reside in the Lower Mainland, not to worry, if and when this is passed and moves on to the UBCM, we will be undertaking a province-wide campaign for BC residents to contact their local city and municipal councils at that time. So those outside of the Lower Mainland can sit tight for now.
The below table includes a tool to automatically open an email addressed to your local city councillors.
Please fill out the subject line, write the body of the letter/email, include “R4 – Updating BC’s Wrongful Death Laws” in your letter, and sign the letter with your full name, telephone, and address located within the respective city/municipality. This allows the City Councillors to verify that you are in fact a constituent in order to ensure they address your letter.
If you have any questions, please contact our Society here. Thank you for your support!