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41st Parliament, 1st Session
June 2, 2011 - September 13, 2013
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An Act to amend the Criminal Code (citizen's arrest and the defences of property and persons)
Short Title
Citizen's Arrest and Self-defence Act
Statute of Canada
2012, c. 9
Last Stage Completed
Royal Assent (2012-06-28)
Progress: Royal Assent
Further Reading
Reading List
  • Citizen's arrest, property owners, and private fiefdoms . Coughlan, Steve. Canadian criminal law review , 18:1-6 , March 2014
  • Licence to 'Khill' : what appellate decisions reveal about Canada's new self-defence law. Weisbord, Noah. Queen's law journal, 46(1): p.97-186, Fall 2020
  • New self-defence bill redefines use of force. Heyens, Stephanie. Lawyers weekly , 33:13 , Oct. 18, 2013
  • Saved by the bell? : retrospective application of Bill C-26 (new self-defence and defence of property provisions of the Criminal Code). Kotler, Ami. Manitoba Law Journal , 37:181-93 no. 1 , 2013
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