and Self Defence
This book studies the Canadian Criminal Code and how it is applied to ordinary people in every day situations of confrontation. It covers all related Criminal Code sections, re: assaults, weapons, a citizen's right to self defence, etc..
|Criminal Code Section Index:||Page #|
CHAPTER 1: JUSTIFIED USE OF FORCE:
|S. 26 Excess Force a Crime||11|
|S. 27 Use of Force to Prevent Crime||18|
|S. 30 Breach of Peace||22|
|S. 32 Suppression of Riots||27|
|S. 34 Self Defence Against Unprovoked Assault||29|
|S. 35 Self Defence in the Face of Aggression||50|
|S. 36 Definition of Provokation||56|
|S. 37 Preventing Assault||56|
|S. 38 Personal Property||61|
|S. 39 Claim to Right||66|
|S. 40 Defence of Dwelling||67|
|S. 247 Traps||68|
|S. 41 Defence of House (Trespassers)||69|
CHAPTER 2: WEAPONS:
|S. 2 Definitions, Weapons||76|
|S. 84 Definitions, Prohibited and Restricted Weapons||76|
|S. 87 Possession of Weapon, Dangerous Purpose||97|
|S. 88 Public Meetings||113|
|S. 89 Concealed Weapon||114|
|S. 90 Possession Prohibited Weapon||124|
CHAPTER 3: ASSAULTS
|S. 265 Assault||127|
|S. 266 Sentence for Assault||136|
|S. 267 Weapons / Bodily Harm / Sentence||137|
|S. 268 Aggravated Assault||141|
|S. 269 Sentence, Aggravated Assault||143|
What is Excessive Force?
When is Self Defence Nullified?
Citizen's Right to Arrest
Exact Force to be Measured?
When You Must Retreat or Decline Conflict
To Catch a Thief
PROHIBITED WEAPONS: (not including firearms)
Update on the new weapons Laws!
Illegal Martial Arts Weapons
The Right to Carry a Weapon for Self Defence
Lady's Purse Knife
Legal Weapons Carry may be an Assault
Weapons and Bodily Harm
Is Consent a Defence?
Threats are Assaults
This work is based upon the study of Appeal Court cases. Every court keeps its own record of all cases in its files but only the cases which are resolved by a change or new or interesting interpretation at the Appeal level are written up in the case summa ries. It would be impossible for me to research all cases. Thus I have no idea about cases which were never appealed. To the credit of the martial arts community I have found no cases where a martial artist was convicted for overzealous use of his skills where his excess was identified to be a martial art or of a dojo owner being convicted for the possession of a prohibited martial arts weapon. If anyone has such knowledge I'd appreciate a copy of the case as can be obtained from the court where the case was tried. Thank you.