News that we are moving closer to revised legislation pertaining to citizens arrest is a victory to common sense. The opposition parties seem to be on side, and the PM is said to be personally interested in the question:
Sara MacIntyre, a spokeswoman for Harper, said the issue is a “priority” for the prime minister and legislation will likely be tabled in February.
I am personally not worried about citizens going around “arresting” people just because they can, as detractors of the revised law argue. That has not been the case up to know, so it is not suddenly going to start. But if the new legislation spares some one like David Chen in defending his property from butting heads with Leviathan, the legislation will be worth it. It will further citizens’ liberties, not abridge them.