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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)

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)

 

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.

 

BC 2020 ELECTION REPORT CARD

Here is our report card for the political parties of the 2020 Election.

 

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.

 

Government Correspondence

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

 

WRONGFUL DEATH INVESTIGATIONS

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. That can be viewed here.

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT Requests

We’ve compiled a guide to Freedom of Information (FOI) Requests which could be viewed here.

 

LEGAL ADVISEMENT RESOURCES

A list of available legal advisement resources 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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