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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.

‘Devastated’ mom, police watchdog disagree with withdrawal of charges against officer in Surrey killing

The article below involves a young man, Hudson Brooks who was unnecessarily killed by a Surrey RCMP officer, Cst Elizabeth Cucheran. An alternate narrative was fabricated by the RCMP of the circumstances. Despite a long fight by the family and with immense support from the community, crown has since dropped the charges against the officer. Sadly, under BC’s antiquated wrongful death laws, unlike the other provinces, Hudson’s life had no value, and the family will also be robbed of the ability to uncover the truth and obtain justice in civil court as well.

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