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.

Replay: 1st Annual Mothers for Justice Memorial Walk

Revisiting the 1st Annual Mothers for Justice Memorial Walk on Saturday 7th May 2022.

The Memorial Walk started at McBride Park in Vancouver’s West Side, with bereaved family members speaking about the wrongful deaths of their loved ones.

With the accompaniment of bagpiper Rich Nichol, the Memorial Walk proceeded to the office of then Attorney-General David Eby to leave photos of their loved ones on the windows of his office.

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Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa.

Supreme Court of Canada upholds punitive and exemplary damages at $1M mark

The Supreme Court of Canada set the punitive damages criteria/limit in Canada in the precedent-setting case of Whiten v. Pilot Insurance Co.

The initial case was heard in the Ontario Supreme Court, and Whiten was awarded one million dollars in punitive damages. Pilot Insurance appealed the case to the Ontario Court of Appeal, in which the punitive damages award was reduced to $100,000. Whiten then appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada, in which the SCC restored the initial one million dollars in punitive damages awarded.

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