Each of the parents were awarded $250,000 for “Loss of Care, Guidance, and Companionship”. In BC, they would have been awarded $0 because of the section of WESA which bars non-pecuniary damages awards in fatality claims.
Civil wrongs occur when a person wrongly suffers a loss caused by another person, a business, or government. Wrongful losses can be damage to property or reputation, unmet contractual obligations, physical or psychological injury, etc. Sometimes these wrongs fall into both criminal and civil legal categories. However, criminal wrongs require bad intent and are prosecuted and punishable by the state. On the other hand, Civil wrongs do not require bad intent and require private individuals to pursue justice on their own.
People want to be free. They want to be able to go about their lives without their health and liberty being taken away by bad drivers. People hate being surveilled and controlled. People hate ICBC because of its power over them. Who, in their right mind, would think that the solution to any problem is to take even more power from the individual and shift it to an undemocratic dumpster?
The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted our lives, but it will soon be a memory. On the other hand, the carnage on our roads will persist. Instead of addressing the root cause of high insurance premiums -namely the frequency and severity of MVCs – the NDP savaged the ability of good drivers to recover their hopes …
Fairness matters … to both people and primates. Sharing priceless footage of capuchin monkeys responding to perceived injustice, primatologist Sarah Brosnan explores why humans and monkeys evolved to care about equality — and emphasizes the connection between a healthy, cooperative society and everyone getting their fair share.