Canadian Law: An Introduction: An Introduction by Neil BoydCanadian Law: An Introduction: An Introduction by Neil Boyd

Canadian Law: An Introduction: An Introduction

byNeil Boyd

Paperback | October 7, 2010

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Canadian Law is a core text in the Introduction to Canadian Law course found in universities and colleges. It is written for students who do not want to become legal professionals but still need an understanding of the law. These students will pursue careers in Criminology and other legal jobs such as custom officers, law clerks etc. It combines the basic building blocks of Canada's public law system with broad social analysis of the legal order of Canada. It examines sources of law, the role of law, the significance of the Constitutional Act, and the process of statutory interpretation. Substantive law - tort, family, administrative and criminal - is also featured. Case law is used throughout the text to highlight competing perspectives, as well as to provide teachers and students with a focus for further analysis and debate. The full text of Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is included in the book.
Title:Canadian Law: An Introduction: An IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 9.19 × 7.38 × 0.56 inPublished:October 7, 2010Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0176502262

ISBN - 13:9780176502263

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Table of Contents

Part One: Role and OriginChapter 1: The Role of Law: Coming to Terms with the Relevance and Purpose Chapter 2: The Sources of Canadian Law: From the Plains of Abraham to Statutes Chapter 3: How do Judges Interpret Ambiguous Statutes? Rules and Principles and Their ApplicationPart Two: Building Blocks of the Canadian Legal SystemChapter 4: The Constitution of Canada: The British North America Act, 1867, the Constitution Act, 1982, the Future of Federalism, and The Charter of Rights and FreedomsChapter 5: Canada's Courts: The Processes of Dispute ResolutionChapter 6: The Study of Law, Lawyers, and Judges: The Changing Face of the Legal ProfessionPart Three: Substantive LawChapter 7: Torts of Intention and Negligence: Private Law, Public InterestChapter 8: The Changing Family and Family Law: Marriage, Divorce, Support, and CustodyChapter 9: Administrative Law: The State and Its Duty to Be Fair Chapter 10: Criminal Law: Mens Rea, Actus Reus, and Changing Definitions of Intolerable Conduct