The fight for a fair wrongful death law has generated considerable media attention in British Columbia. All major news sources, including CBC, CTV, Global, CKNW, the Vancouver Sun, and the Province have reported on the campaign, as well as local media throughout the province.
This news archive provides a history of the campaign. It demonstrates the need for a wrongful death law in BC that is just and equal—that is accessible to all British Columbians.
Catherine Adamson, Vice President of the BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society, recently sat down for an interview with Christine Kobel of the “Blackfeather, Everything Tribal” show from Vancouver Co-op Radio to talk about advocating for changes when it comes to the law toward doctors and the medical field.
The Union of BC Municipalities has passed a motion to recommend to the province that our wrongful death laws be modernized so as to provide a foundation of “worth” under the law for everyone in the province of BC. A foundation of “worth” or “value” of human life would allow for access to justice, accountability to wrongdoers, and for us to prevent future wrongful deaths in the first place through financial deterrence.