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Introduction to the Law and Legal System of Canada

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ISBN13: 9780779853304
Published: April 2013
Publisher: The Carswell Company Ltd.
Country of Publication: Canada
Format: Paperback
Price: Price on Application



This introductory text is intended to demystify the law and to provide information on the key components of the Canadian legal system including chapters on:

  • The nature of law and competing theories of law
  • Legal pluralism - how the Canadian legal system interacts with various religious legal systems
  • Sources of Canadian law including legislation and caselaw
  • The legal history of Britain, the reception of English law in Canada, the history of Civil Law in Quebec, and the bijural system
  • The Constitution and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • The structure of Canadian government
  • Courts across Canada and the work of judges and lawyers
  • Problems regarding access to justice
  • Substantive law including Criminal Law, Property Law, Contract Law, and Tort Law
  • Procedural laws governing civil disputes and criminal prosecutions