Wrongful Death Law Reform Group

July 31, 2009

Filed under: General Posts — wrongfuldeathreform @ 1:13 pm

Yesterday, the Sharma family’s search for justice was front and center at the Surrey constituency office of NDP MLA Harry Bains.  MLAs Sue Hamill and Jagrup Brar were also in attendance.  Once the public becomes aware of B.C.’s outrageous legal hole, whereby wrongdoers frequently enjoy civil immunity for causing death, there will be an enormous outcry for reform.

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July 30, 2009

Filed under: General Posts — wrongfuldeathreform @ 2:09 pm

We are attending a meeting this afternoon with several NDP MLA’s and in particular Harry Bains (Surrey-Newton) who have agreed to meet with one of the families of Wrongful Death Litigation Reform Group.  The meeting will take place at his Surrey Constituency office at 1:30pm. The Sharma family has arranged for this meeting and we are hoping some good will come out of the tragedy over their 15 year old son’s death on June 29, 2009 who was killed as a passenger in his friend’s vehicle.   If you would like to learn more about the Sharma family, please visit: http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Family+mourns+Surrey+teen+killed+crash/1747313/story.html

July 13, 2009

May 29, 2007 News Update

Filed under: General Posts — wrongfuldeathreform @ 10:10 am

Don Renaud along with four other members (Peter Maarsman, Margaret Birrell, Jane Dyson and Ben Doyle) of the Coalition Against No Fault’s (CANF) steering committee met with a director from the BC Ministry of Attorney General in regards to the ongoing goal of having proper wrongful death legislation implemented in BC.  The campaign to replace the current Family Compensation Act with an entirely new act to govern wrongful death cases began to develop two years ago with a grassroots organization of affected family members. Also in attendance at the meeting were parents of a wrongful-death victim (Robert & Rose White) who provided details of their tragic case involving their daughter and thereby established part of the reason why new legislation is much needed.

As a result of the meeting, the ministry’s representative advised that the government will, in June, issue a discussion paper on this issue.

September 29, 2006 News Update

Filed under: General Posts — wrongfuldeathreform @ 10:08 am

The first of hopefully many meetings took place on September 29, 2006 where 12 of the people in attendance were family members who have joined the Wrongful Death Reform Group.  It was an emotional and humbling experience for those who attended.  Victims shared their unfortunate stories prompting them to join the group but amidst the sadness of loss there was also a flicker of hope.  Just knowing that one was not alone and being able to talk openly to others about the tragic circumstances involving their loved ones brought new meaning to the campaign and made the fight all the more powerful to seek change in BC.

As a follow-up to the meeting, CANF issued a news release on October 4, 2006 to outline its desire for change with regard to family compensation and as well, sent letters to Attorney General Wally Oppal and Deputy Attorney General Allen Seckel as a means of formally requesting changes in this area.

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