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No Matter Where You Fall in the Political Spectrum… We’re All in This Together

Comedian John Cleese sums it up incredibly well in the video below…

On rare occasion we get comments on our videos and posts – people trying to figure out “who In Their Name is” so they can categorize our organization somewhere on the political spectrum and ONLY then decide based on their entrenched political identity if they agree, or disagree with the cause.

We are a non-partisan, non-profit society that relies both entirely on donations from the public and on the passion and dedication of our 100% volunteer team.

We criticize both previous and current NDP and Liberal governments for BC being the last province yet to modernize our 174 year old wrongful death legislation; antiquated legislation where anyone who does not have both an income + dependents has no value, making it FREE to kill ONLY in BC.

Since the NDP with the Green Party coalition has control of the BC legislature, diehard NDP members have taken our criticism as an attack on their beloved party.

And because their identities are so entrenched in the blind support of their party, through cognitive dissonance they refuse to believe that people having an equal foundation of value, dignity, protections, and access to justice under the law is an acceptable modern standard of human decency.

As it presently stands, the NDP government pays lip service to human rights to get the ‘likes’ on their posts.

The Liberals try and ride the same bandwagon.

However, when it comes to following through with legislation that actually enshrines these rights into law, not only is there no action by the NDP, they are now diminishing these rights even further by the introduction of no-fault motor vehicle insurance legislation.

Facts are facts, no matter what side of the political spectrum you fall on.

We’re all in this together.


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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