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.
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.
Conceptualize a provincial government with such moral cowardice that they would prioritize their bloated corrupt crown corporation monopolies over the basic human rights already modernized and enshrined in the rest of the Canadian provinces and the developed world.