Canadian Law: An Introduction

Paperback | October 7, 2014

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Canadian Law: An Introduction, Sixth Edition introduces Canadian public law to college and university students, using specific case law to prompt debate and discussion. Law is a changing human construction, and this text will interest students in the principles, powers, and privileges that law conveys. This text is designed to introduce students to Canadian law: first, to its role and origins; second, to the building blocks of the system: statutory interpretation, the Constitution, the courts, and the legal profession; and third, to areas of substantive law and their fundamental principles: tort law, family law, administrative law, and criminal law. Law is, in most important respects, a site of political, economic, and social conflict and debate. At the end of the day, this book will have accomplished its purpose if students see law as entirely human, changeable, and deserving of both institutional respect and continual criticism-as something in which we all have a stake and which we can influence.

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Canadian Law: An Introduction, Sixth Edition introduces Canadian public law to college and university students, using specific case law to prompt debate and discussion. Law is a changing human construction, and this text will interest students in the principles, powers, and privileges that law conveys. This text is designed to introduc...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.13 × 7.31 × 0.5 inPublished:October 7, 2014Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176531696

ISBN - 13:9780176531690

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Part One: Role and OriginChapter 1: The Role of Law: What is the Relevance and Purpose of Our Legal System?Chapter 2: The Sources of Canadian Law: From the Plains of Abraham to Statutes and Judicial DecisionsChapter 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 Evolving Nature of the Legal Profession Part 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 FairChapter 10: Criminal Law: Mens Rea, Actus Reus, and Changing Definitions of Crime