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.
What we present here is an alternative to the proposed No-Fault insurance scheme announced in February 2020. An approach focused on root cause prevention of accidents would be a win-win for the government and the province. The No-Fault is a win for the government, and a huge loss for the victims of motor vehicle accidents.
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…