Society Media Coverage History

This is a history of media coverage specifically mentioning
In Their Name/BC Wrongful Death Law Society
and calls for legislative modernization of the province’s wrongful death laws.

For general wrongful death news stories, please check out these blog posts.

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June 24th, 2023
Vancouver Sun: B.C. parents seek the right to sue for wrongful death of children
The Province: B.C. parents seek the right to sue for wrongful death of children
Times Colonist: B.C. parents seek the right to sue for wrongful death of children

June 9th, 2023
Cloverdale Reporter: Cloverdale woman hopes to change B.C.’s 177-year-old wrongful death law

May 13th, 2023
Ici Radio-Canada: Grieving families seek compensation after wrongful loss of loved one
Global News: Keeping up the pressure to change law around wrongful deaths
CTV News: Mothers walk for justice

May 12th, 2023
Hamyaari Media: The need for support for families affected by wrongful death legislation in British Columbia

January 30th, 2023
Prince George Citizen: Kids blame Prince George’s Simon Fraser Lodge for mom’s death

January 25th, 2023
The Tyee: ‘A Burning Sense of Injustice’


November 2nd, 2022
Ici Radio-Canada: A mother demands justice after the death of her baby

September 21st, 2022
Hamyaari Media: The prospect for reform in the Wrongful Death Law in BC after over a century: Fears and hopes

August 25th, 2022
Global News: Grieving relatives of fatal crash victim question ICBC no-fault policy, lack of death benefits

June 20th, 2022
Global News Hour: Mother whose daughter died after being turned away from Lion’s Gate ER says system needs to be fixed

May 16th, 2022
Hamyaari Media: Gathering of families affected by BC’s “death due to negligence” law

May 8th 2022
CTV News: Mothers for Justice Memorial Walk

May 7th 2022
CTV News: B.C. families seek justice for lost loved ones, call for wrongful death law reform
Global News: March to change B.C.’s wrongful death laws


August 10th, 2021
Global News: What’s a life worth? Death of B.C. toddler in horrific crash raises questions about compensation

February 19th, 2021
The Sun UK: Daughter said ‘don’t cry, mum’ in haunting last words before dying of infection docs missed THREE times
CKPG Today: A Families Fight part two

February 18th, 2021
CKPG Today: A local family demands change after the death of their daughter

February 15th, 2021
Global News: 14 families launch PSA demanding change to B.C.’s wrongful death laws
CBC News: Grieving families say their lost loved ones are ‘worthless’ under B.C. law, call for changes
The Squamish Chief: Squamish local featured in advocacy campaign on Family Day

February 1st, 2021
Tuff City Radio Live Interview – MLA Mike de Jong, Ann Forry & In Their Name President Michael-James Pennie

January 7th, 2021
North Shore News: Mother seeks changes to wrongful death laws, saying daughter died at LGH from undiagnosed infection
The Squamish Chief: EDITORIAL: BC wrongful death laws need to change


December 23rd, 2020
Mornings with Simi, 980 CKNW: Fighting for justice in wrongful death law
News Talk 980 CKNW: The BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society Live on The Jill Bennett Show

December 22nd, 2020
News Talk 980 CKNW: Ann Forry & Darryl Hermary on The Jill Bennett Show
Global News Hour: Family calling for answers, changes after death of 29-year-old woman in B.C. hospital

December 21st, 2020
CTV News Vancouver: B.C. mom wants justice after daughter dies from undiagnosed infection, despite multiple hospital visits
CBC News: Mother demands justice for daughter who died of infection despite 4 hospital visits in 10 days

July 18th, 2020
Surrey Now-Leader: ‘You can’t just shoot a man and walk away,’ says mom of South Surrey man killed by police in 2015


October 23rd, 2019
100 Mile Free Press: B.C. parents sue city and province in 12-year-old daughter’s drowning at lake

November 3rd, 2017
CTV News Vancouver: Driver pays $230 fine nearly 2 years after party bus death

February 14th, 2017
Prince George Citizen: No compensation for family of teen killed in crash

October 1st, 2015
The Verdict: In Their Name & In Their Honour: Decade-Long Quest Continues for Families Seeking Justice

April 29th, 2014
Vancouver Sun: Case of fatal hang-gliding mishap shows insufficiency of civil wrongful-death law

March 20th, 2014
Vancouver Sun: Compensation in wrongful death cases remains inadequate

March 16th, 2014
Vancouver Sun: Ian Mulgrew: Pickton settlement puts B.C.’s inadequate wrongful death law in the spotlight.

March 14th, 2014
CBC News: Amarpreet Sivia’s family wants wrongful death law changed

January 5th, 2013
Times Colonist: Mom fights for parents’ right to sue

October 29th, 2012
Powell River Peak: Family fights for accountability

September 26th, 2011
Vancouver Sun: Group urges medical malpractice law change

September 26th, 2011
The Province: Successful lawsuits will spark change

September 25th, 2011
The Province: Families fight wrongful death law

September 23rd, 2011
CTV News Vancouver: Movement builds to allow wrongful death suits in B.C.

July 6th, 2010
The Province: There’s something wrong with B.C.’s wrongful death laws

June 4th, 2009
Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia: Wrongful Death Legislation Required throughout Canada

Spring 2009
Transition Magazine: Time to Enact a Wrongful Death Act

October 8th, 2008
Coalition Against No Fault in BC: Mother Still Calling for Justice 11 Years after Her Daughter was Killed

June 19th, 2008
Coalition Against No-Fault in BC: Surviving Family Members Call for a Wrongful Death Act

December 20th, 2007
CBC News: B.C. law means hospitals don’t pay for fatal mistakes

May 13th, 2007
Kelowna Capital News: Child’s death in British Columbia goes uncompensated

November 13th, 2000
Vancouver Sun: BC laws thwart grieving families


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