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.
Vancouver City Councillor Pete Fry has put forth a motion for the Union of BC Municipalities 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.
On February 1, 2021 our Society appeared for an interview with BC Opposition Attorney General Critic Mike de Jong, Ann Forry (Natasha’s Mom), and BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society President, Michael-James Pennie. Tuff City Radio that broadcasts locally in Tofino, BC and streams online worldwide.
Tune in Live Monday February 1, 2021 9AM PST! Tuff City Radio that broadcasts locally in Tofino, BC and streams online worldwide will be interviewing BC Opposition Attorney General Critic Mike de Jong, Ann Forry (Natasha’s Mom), and BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society President Michael-James Pennie. It’s going to be a thought provoking interview on the politics of modernizing these laws and you will not want to miss it!
Dear Minister Eby, Further to our meeting on October 9, 2019 and further to my last submission on March 9, 2020 in which I provided our Society’s recommended legislation, I am providing a *newly updated* submission for your review.