What is the purpose of a non-pecuniary damages award?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Block v Bal, 2019 BCSC 1852 (CanLII):

The purpose of an award of non-pecuniary damages is to, as best as money can, “ameliorate the condition of the victim considering his or her particular situation”: Schubert v. Knorr, 2008 BCSC 939, at para 97.

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