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For people thrust into dealing with a wrongful death in British Columbia, it becomes even more painful when they seek legal advice. They discover that BC’s Family Compensation Act discriminates against children, the elderly and many people with disabilities when killed by the recklessness and harm of another.

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Legislative Information

Current Legislation Overview – Wrongful Death Law in BC: What the Law is and What the Law Needs to Be (paper presented to Continuing Legal Education BC).

Proposed Legislation: The Wrongful Death Accountability Act (legislation proposed by the BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society).

Wrongful Death Accountability Act explanatory file (a guide to the legislation proposed by the BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society).

 

Facts and Arguments

A list of facts and arguments as to why British Columbia is in a human rights crisis and needs to modernize its wrongful death laws as soon as possible, and serves as a guide to those who wish to be better educated on the issue so they can act and inform others.

 

Comparing Other Provinces

British Columbia is the last remaining province in Canada, including the Yukon, to modernize its wrongful death legislation to provide a modern standard of human value, dignity, and protection under the law. Watch our video comparing data between provinces.

 

WHERE MY MLA STANDS ON THE ISSUE

We have assembled this list of the Members of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia to inform the public about where their MLA stands regarding the issue of modernizing BC’s wrongful death laws.
(Updated MLA list for January 2023 coming soon)

 

Government Correspondence

We have compiled a record of letters sent between members of our Society and legislative members.

 

WRONGFUL DEATH INVESTIGATIONS

A guide to accessing government investigative bodies if you have lost a loved one to wrongful death.

 

Bereavement & Support

We’ve assembled various bereavement and support resources for grieving families to help them navigate the loss of their loved ones.

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT Requests

We have provided a guide to Freedom of Information (FOI) Requests to help families access records relating to their deceased loved ones.

 

LEGAL ADVISEMENT RESOURCES

A list of available legal advisement resources can be accessed here.

 

LEGAL community RESOURCES

Resources for the legal community to learn more about B.C.’s wrongful death laws can be accessed here.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions, real questions asked in meetings and interviews, the public, and from critics with respect to the need for legislative modernization and to clarify our goals, function, and purpose.

 

Books

Heidi Dawn Klompas: Missed Opportunities – by Catherine Adamson

Beware The Grieving Warrior – by Larry Hicock

Death By Prescription – by Terence H. Young

Death By Wrongful Act – by Francis B. Tiffany

 

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