MLA Shirley Bond


Shirley Bond, MLA for Prince George-Valemount, was confronted in 2011 with the issue of our discriminatory, wrongful death laws, which unlike every other province in Canada have yet to be modernized.  She issued a statement saying that she understands how “incredibly difficult” losing a loved one would be, but due to the complexity of the issue, “we are carefully considering the next steps, which may include legislative changes.”

The province continues to review the Society’s proposal, but Bond said there were strongly held opposing views and she could not commit to a specific time frame for any change. She could use further feedback on public support for this issue. Please petition Shirley Bond now »

The BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society’s goal is to modernize the laws in BC, which unlike other provinces, currently denies justice to the surviving family members of children, seniors, and the disabled when killed by the careless or intentional acts of another.

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Unlike other Canadian provinces, BC has not made any significant amendments to its wrongful death legislation—ever. The current BC Family Compensation Act only values the lives of income-earners. This neglect must stop. Petitioning your local MLA, the Attorney General, and Premier 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.

Petition your MLA, the Attorney General, and the Premier directly with our automated tool in less than 30 seconds below.

Dear Local MLA, Attorney General Eby, and Premier Horgan,

In our province, only the families of deceased breadwinners 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?

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