The fight for a fair wrongful death law has generated considerable media attention in British Columbia. All major news sources, including the Vancouver Sun, the Province, CTV and CBC, 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.

Yes, there could be legal consequences if an unlicensed person kills someone with your car

CBC News By Bethany Lindsay Meaghan Brown, 27, was killed in a crash with a B.C. driver whose licence was revoked in 2001 Vehicle owners who knowingly allow unlicensed drivers to get behind the wheel could be held criminally and civilly liable if someone gets hurt, according to legal experts. That means there is potential for […]

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Tests that may have saved patients’ lives not given at Delta Hospital: parents

CTV News By Breanna Karstens-Smith A group of mourning parents are sharing their stories about treatment at a Metro Vancouver hospital, saying they hope their warnings will prevent it from happening again. Speaking exclusively to CTV Vancouver, the parents say their children weren’t given tests at Delta Hospital that may have saved their lives. Nona […]

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BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society

Wrongful Death Law in BC: What the Law is and What the Law Needs to Be

By Donald J. Renaud, Campbell, Renaud Trial Lawyers   Historical overview 1607 …because we need to start somewhere, we start with primitive English legal history: Higgins v Butcher, Yelv 90; In this case Mr. Higgins brought action against Mr. Butcher for the beating death of Mrs. Higgins, his wife.   However, this was also an offence […]

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Pierre Dupont, banned for life from dentistry in Quebec, now a foot doc in Ontario

CBC News Rosa Marchitelli CBC/Radio Canada investigation shows Ontario chiropodist organization may have broken own rules A former dentist whose licence was revoked after a patient stopped breathing in the dental chair and later died is working again in the health-care field despite attempts to block him from practising. CBC News investigates A Go Public/Radio-Canada […]

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