Lawyer No ‘Apologist’ for the Government’s Inactivity
“It’s not my position to serve as an apologist for the government’s inactivity. It’s gone on so long it is bordering on legislative incompetence.” — Don Renaud quoted in Canadian Lawyer Magazine
The article features lawyer Don Renaud‘s perspectives on wrongful death law reform. He has spearheaded the campaign to update British Columbia’s compensation law that remains based on the British 1846 Fatal Accidents Act. The 19th century law creates a legal irony, making it less costly to kill someone through negligence than it is to injure. Renaud argues that improving compensation laws would lead to greater accountability and higher standards of care.