Bell: Eddie Maurice and it sounds like good news

“Perhaps some good news for Eddie Maurice.

You see, the Kenney government is changing Alberta law so the good guy isn’t treated as the bad guy, a trespasser won’t be able to sue an individual for actions they take while protecting their property.

That is, as long as that person is not convicted of a criminal offence while protecting their property.

The announcement is Wednesday. Don’t be surprised if a happy Eddie Maurice is in the room.

You see, this is where the news gets better. The law will go back in time. The bad-guy-can’t-sue law will be the law effective Jan. 1, 2018.

As you know, Eddie Maurice is the guy sued by a trespasser who was up to no good on Eddie’s property and was hit in the arm by the ricochet of a warning shot.

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