Introduction to the Law and Legal System of Canada

Author(s):
Nancy McCormack; Melanie Bueckert

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Table of contents

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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

Publisher:
Carswell

Practice Area:
Legal Research, Legal Writing

Jurisdiction:
General

Publication Date:
2013-04-19

Hardcover Specifications

Service #:
30836042

Sub #:
30836042

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eBook Specifications

ISBN:
9780779853304