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 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.”
By the NDP government introducing no-fault motor vehicle insurance legislation that does not provide compensation for damages related to pain & suffering, or access to justice, it forces the victim to remain in a state of distress associated with their injury and trauma.
No-fault motor vehicle insurance legislation will be disastrous for ensuring victim rights and access to justice for the citizens of the province. We have sent a letter to the Attorney General’s office advising both on the history of ICBC and alternative measures that would allow us to solely focus on root cause prevention of accidents in the first place.
Survivorship bias or survival bias is the logical error of concentrating on the people or things that made it past some selection process and overlooking those that did not, typically because of their lack of visibility. This can lead to false conclusions in several different ways. It is a form of selection bias.