I don't know what our media would say, probably whatever brought the most viewers so they could sell commercial ad time slots.
But yes, ya'll are pretty much a subsidiary of us in many ways, media included.
So my superior opinion is this:
The family should have had their door locked.
They should have had a gun available.
They should have had an activated alarm.
They should have shot the intruder on sight.
Canada should call that self defense.
The story should be over.
I've loved my trips to the Great White North. Other than all the tight little asses running around, the whole country has a "small town" feel. We live in a dangerous world though and the danger is moving north.
You just can't be so trusting and you should be ready and willing to defend yourself, family and possessions.
Given the outcome of the story though, either this is a stunt for attention or the emotional appeal actually worked because you canadians are so friendly even your child abducters feel the tugs of a heart string.