The Law When It Comes to Defending Your Property


Boris Bytensky

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Media Mention

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Toronto Star


The recent Hamilton shooting of a suspected truck thief, allegedly by the owner of the truck (which was parked in the owner’s driveway at the time), brings into focus the Criminal Code provisions dealing with self defence and defence of property. There is no doubt that the criminal law allows us to use some force to protect our property. The question is “how much?”