Marginal note:Self-defence against unprovoked assault
34 (1) Every one who is unlawfully assaulted without having provoked the assault is justified in repelling force by force if the force he uses is not intended to cause death or grievous bodily harm and is no more than is necessary to enable him to defend himself.
Marginal note:Extent of justification
(2) Every one who is unlawfully assaulted and who causes death or grievous bodily harm in repelling the assault is justified if
(b) he believes, on reasonable grounds, that he cannot otherwise preserve himself from death or grievous bodily harm.
- R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 34;
- 1992, c. 1, s. 60(F).
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