News

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.

The Wrongful Death of Natasha Forry

“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

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16 Year Old Lindsey Kean Killed By Exact Same Medical Error As BCWDLRS – ‘In Their Name’ Co-Founder’s Daughter, Heidi Klompas

16-year old Lindsey Kean from Nanaimo had her leg broken after being struck by a car while crossing the road. Her surgery was unnecessarily delayed, causing a fat embolism (a preventable medical error), and died as a result. Hauntingly, 17-year old Heidi Klompas, daughter of one of The BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society’s founding members, died 19 years earlier, from the exact same preventable medical error after having been hit and her legs broken by a drunk driver.

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