"The Criminal Code authorizes people to use as much force as necessary to protect themselves and their property," [an RCMP spokesman] said. "However, that force must be the minimum amount necessary."Hmm, "the minimum amount necessary". That’s a close enough paraphrasing of the law - which, to my mind, discourages self defense and gives way too much leeway for weasely after-the-fact interpretation. How does one decide what’s ‘just enough’ force in the midst of what could well be a fight for one’s life?
It’ll be interesting to see how this unfolds.