By Jeff Goodall
Security guard shoots and kills two in scuffle – no charges?
In March of this year (2015), a uniformed, armed security guard got into an altercation going into a McDonald’s in the east end of Toronto for something to eat, and shot and killed two men.
Now we are told that no charges will be laid, as there is no prospect of a conviction as the guard was acting in “self-defence”.
And as no charges will be laid, it naturally follows thatthe identity of the guard cannot be made known to the public…
There are several problems with this, in that the right to self-defence in Canada is anything but an absolute. Here is an extract from a 2012 CBC News item on the issue, and there is a link to the relevant section of the Criminal Code below:
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