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.
Want to know why BC’s wrongful death laws haven’t had any meaningful changes since 1846, while all other provinces have? Tune in to the replay of the live interview with Michael-James Pennie, President of the BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society on The Jill Bennett Show CKNW News Talk 980 December 23, 2020 regarding the tragic and preventable death of Natasha Forry, and BC’s antiquated wrongful death laws.
British Columbia is the last remaining province in Canada, including the Yukon, to modernize its wrongful death legislation to provide a modern standard of human value, dignity, and protection under the law.
The tragic story of Natasha Forry and our antiquated wrongful death legislation has gone viral. We’ve had over 3000 MLA letter submissions and nearly 60 donations in the first 24 hours. All previous public awareness records have been shattered.
“Tasha was everything to me. She was my only child and throughout her life, I was mostly a single parent. We were very close and usually talked every day. I would be the first person she’d call to share exciting news and vice versa. We were inseparable. My beautiful daughter died suddenly at the young age of 29.” – Ann, mother of Natasha Forry