Does section 25 of the Criminal Code provide a defence to both civil and criminal liability if the force was justified within the meaning of that section?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Soussan v. Wolthers, Donaghy and City of Vancouver, 2005 BCSC 916 (CanLII):

It is a long accepted principle that s.25 of the Criminal Code provides a defence to both civil and criminal liability if the force was justified within the meaning of that section (Priestman v. Colangelo, 1959 CanLII 14 (SCC), [1959] S.C.R. 615).

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