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.