Mr. Speaker, I had the pleasure today of introducing the citizen's arrest and self-defence act.
The member is correct that Canadians are rightfully concerned when law-abiding citizens are re-victimized by the justice system simply for defending their property. While Canadians should contact the police if their property or personal safety is threatened, we recognize that it is not always feasible in the circumstances. The legislation we introduced today expands, simplifies and clarifies the laws when individuals need to respond to immediate threats.
I know the opposition is focused on farmers and duck hunters, but this should have its support for a change.