In Canada, tasers are legally defined as 'Prohibited Firearms'. [LINK] Note the word '...Firearms'.
Police in Canada, being under the control of the stun-gun salesmen from the USA, failed to notice the Laws of Canada and their entire approach to tasers in Canada has been mirrored on the practices from the USA.
...research by Ottawa-based consultant John Kiedrowski indicates taser guns are actually explicitly defined in Canadian criminal law as "prohibited firearms" – a designation that brings much stiffer rules around storage, training, certification and usage. Likewise, any offence with a firearm, such as unauthorized use, would bring harsher mandatory minimum jail penalties. [ibid]
In Canada, police claim to follow the Incident Management Intervention Model (IMIM). [LINK]
Inexplicably and indefensibly, even in the 2008 version, the IMIM makes no specific mention of tasers.
But it does clearly show that 'firearms' are at the very top of the scale, and are associated with perception of DEATH of GRIEVOUS BODILY HARM (upon the officer).
In Canada, tasers are firearms.
Using the same logic as '2+2=4', the only conclusion is that the police in Canada have been repeatedly violating their own purported intervention model.
See also [LINK] about the Canadian laws that would seem to apply to the taser Touch Torture mode.
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