Petition Your MLA

The current BC Family Compensation Act only values the lives of income-earners. Petitioning your local MLA with our automated tool can make a lasting difference to the lives of families who experience a wrongful death in British Columbia for generations to come.

Your MLA may not know that many families in their constituency cannot claim compensation following the wrongful death of a loved one—such as access to counselling or time needed off work.

Unlike other Canadian provinces, BC has not made any significant amendments to its wrongful death legislation—ever. This neglect must stop.

Petition your MLA directly with our automated tool below.



  • BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society
  • BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society

Petition Your MLA Now

Dear MLA,

In our province, only the families of deceased breadwinners and caregivers see the inside of a courtroom in cases of wrongful death.

BC’s current Family Compensation Act only takes into account the direct financial losses resulting from death. Children, seniors and people with disabilities, who may not represent a financial loss that is immediately measurable, are classes of people whose lives are not valued or respected when they are killed in BC.

This is a human rights issue.

Investigations into the wrongful death of a child, an elderly person, or someone with a disability most often do not occur because there is no ‘loss of earnings’ to cover trial costs.

Unlike other provinces in Canada, many of your constituents are considered “worthless” under the discriminatory law in our province.

The BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society has drafted legislation that can solve this problem now.

What will you do to create a fair and adequate wrongful death law in BC?

Yours Truly,
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