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.
Our ‘Coles Notes’ on the 2017 report by University of Ottawa Economics Professor Rose Anne Devlin ‘Comparing Insurance Across Canada’ which provides a detailed analysis of auto insurances regimes in our country.
I’m writing to you today to formally introduce our organization to you, and secondly to inform you of a massive inequity in both our current and upcoming proposed legislation that we felt pertinent to bring to your attention.
British Columbians have amnesia… We fought and beat the the most discriminatory piece of proposed legislation against victim rights in BC history, the No-Fault ICBC Motor Vehicle Insurance Legislation, 23 years ago. Now it’s back, disguised under the Orwellian “doublespeak” name: “Enhanced Care Coverage”. 207 non-profit coalition organizations were against No-Fault back when the fight started in 1996…
The BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society has sent a letter to Attorney General David Eby on March 9, 2020, with legislative recommendations to modernize our antiquated 174 year old wrongful death legislation. BC is presently the last of all the provinces, including the Yukon, yet to modernize its legislation, to ensure that all lives have value, dignity, and legislative protection under the law.
Mattis Bieg is from Munich Germany and served as the Society’s Campaign Coordinator in 2019. He joined the Society here in British Columbia, Canada as an unpaid volunteer intern at his own expense and passionately dedicated himself to campaigning for reforming BC’s wrongful death laws. In Mattis’ work with the Society, he wrote and had an article published by The Lawyer’s Daily titled “Seeking compensation for wrongful deaths in BC.”