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),  S.C.R. 615).
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