To be honest, yes. I live in Canada, and more often than not if there aren't any injuries charges aren't filed. The only exception to this is when a man hits a woman. Or if you defend yourself. That usually gets YOU charged and not the aggressor, though.So what? Are Canadians supposed to hope for a fatal injury before they can go to the police? They get their panties in a twist if some poor soul dares uttering the wrong pronoun but if there's a physical, recorded assault then they have to get hurt otherwise it doesn't count?
Self-defense laws in Canada are very similar to self-defense laws in England. Basically, unless your back is to a wall you are expected to flee or keep on fleeing until a representative of the state arrives to apply force to end the assault. BUT, the representatives of the state aren't compelled to attend and keep you safe. Their responsibility is to "The King's Peace", meaning that if it's more urgent to curb speeders, the Police aren't coming.I guess I don't know enough about self-defense laws in Canada to comment but I just can't believe that someone literally chasing you and attacking you as you try to escape wouldn't give you grounds to use a reasonable amount of force to stop them. And if they tried to prosecute anyway, I wonder if someone could start using the legal process to shine some light on what the everloving fuck is going on in the local courts with regard to protecting Yaniv.
Minor, lesser known provisions of the criminal code do provide citizens with marginal ability to use force to protect themselves, but the Police and lower courts aren't often taught about them, meaning that if you have to protect yourself you better have deep pockets to challenge things in the Supreme Court. Or start stretching your anus so you don't bleed when the Indians get you in prison.
And before someone comments that Canadians need to take action to change this, Canadians like it like that. I'm in Alberta, where we have a very different mentality. We recently installed a Conservative regional government which stated during the election that they would provide prosecutors with instructions that Albertans using reasonable force to defend themselves or their property are not to be charged and people LOST THEIR MINDS shouting and screaming that this wasn't acceptable.
The general Canadian consensus is that ONLY the state should be allowed to use force, regardless of the reason, and therefore only the state should have the means to do so. This is why your common pistol is considered a "Restricted Weapon" and requires a higher level of license to own, you can only use it in competition shooting or at a range, and must have an extra piece of paper to transport it from your home directly to either of those locations. Better not stop for mi.lk on the way home.
They'll put him in women's prison and just keep him in protective custody.