Wow a Canadian court says you can feel safe in your own home. The right to self defence is strongly endorsed. This is is good news. I believe as does the common law that one has the right to defend one's home, self and family. It is good to know that even some judges believe that
Matt Gurney on an Ontario court’s strong endorsement of the right to self-defence
Matt Gurney Sep 15, 2011 – 11:51 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 15, 2011 11:57 AM ET
Last weekend, in the small town of Arnprior, Ont., a father and son confronted a man apparently trying to force his way into their home. During the struggle, the alleged intruder, 41-year-old Corey Blaskie, was fatally stabbed. Blaskie had prior criminal convictions, and the family (not yet identified) had already suffered a spate of property crimes against their home in recent months.
It’s too early to draw any conclusions from this unfortunate incident. But it is worth noting that even while local police have said that charges against the father, a retired Canadian Armed Forces officer, and his son may be pending, a recent ruling by the Ontario Court of Appeals suggests that if charges are laid, the two potential defendants have cause for optimism.