Canadian Law And The Canadian Legal System by Jessie HornerCanadian Law And The Canadian Legal System by Jessie Horner

Canadian Law And The Canadian Legal System

byJessie Horner

Paperback | November 30, 2006

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This text is designed for college and university level courses in Canadian Law.


This exciting first edition provides readers with a useful foundation that not only explains the basic components of the Canadian legal system but also explores its functions and goals.  It is broad and deep enough for students to grasp a thorough understanding of the system and to develop their own perspectives on the legal system and its relationship to society and social change.  Including examples of the sometimes brilliant and sometimes inane results that law produces, this text will intrigue students and prepare them for further work in a legal framework in any field and advance their understanding of the rights and duties entailed in being a member of Canadian society.


Title:Canadian Law And The Canadian Legal SystemFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 0.75 inPublished:November 30, 2006Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:020544556X

ISBN - 13:9780205445561

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PrefaceBrowsing in a bookstore recently, I was discouraged to see the dryness of so many C and C++ texts. Few authors conveyed the idea that anyone might enjoy programming. All the wonderment was squeezed out by long boring passages of prose. Useful perhaps, if you can stay awake long enough to read it. But programming isn't like that!Programming is a marvellous, vital, challenging activity, and books on programming should brim over with enthusiasm for it! This book is educational, but also interesting in a way that puts the fun back in functions. If this doesn't seem like something you'll enjoy, then please put the book back on the shelf, but in a more prominent position. Thanks!OK, now that we're among friends, there are already dozens and dozens of books on programming in C - what's different about this one?Expert C Programming should be every programmer's second book on C. Most of the lessons, tips, and techniques here aren't found in any other book. They are usually pencilled in the margin of well-thumbed manuals or on the backs of old printouts, if they are written down at all. The knowledge has accumulated over years of C programming by the author and colleagues in Sun's Compiler and Operating Systems groups. There are many interesting C stories and folklore, like the vending machines connected to the Internet, problems with software in outer space, and how a C bug brought down the entire AT&T long-distance phone network. Finally, the last chapter is an easy tutorial on C++, to help you master this increasingly-popular offshoot of C.The text applies to ANSI standard C as found on PCs and UNIX systems. Unique aspects of C relating to sophisticated hardware typically found on UNIX platforms (virtual memory, etc.) are also covered in detail. The PC memory model and the Intel 8086 family are fully described in terms of their impact on C code. People who have already mastered the basics of C will find this book full of all the tips, hints, and shortcuts that a programmer usually picks up over a period of many years. It covers topics that many C programmers find confusing: What does typedef struct bar {int bar;} bar; actually mean? How can I pass different-sized multidimensional arrays to one function? Why, oh why, doesn't extern char *p; match char p100; in another file? What's a bus error? What's a segmentation violation? What's the difference between char *foo and char(*foo)?If you're not sure about some of these, and you'd like to know how the C experts cope, then read on! If you already know all of these things and everything else about C, get the book anyway to reinforce your knowledge. Tell the bookstore clerk that you're "buying it for a friend."— PvdL, Silicon Valley, California

Table of Contents



Chapter 1              Introduction to the Legal System

Chapter 2              The Historical Development of Canada’s Political and Legal Systems

Chapter 3              Basic Legal Concepts and Divisions in Law

Chapter 4              Legal Reasoning in Common Law and Civil Law Systems

Chapter 5              Legislation

Chapter 6              Constitutional Law

Chapter 7              Courts

Chapter 8              Judges, Juries And Lawyers


Appendix A:         Constitution Act, 1867

Appendix B:         Canada Act, 1982

Appendix C:         Constitution Act, 1982

Appendix D:         Schedule to the Constitution Act, 1982

Editorial Reviews

I am pleased to see the information on aboriginal law and history. I think the chapter is now well balanced and all the material Horner has included is relevant and interesting.  I have had to use a course pack to supplement texts in the past, to clarify or expand the material. I will not need to do that with the Horner text.   Sussan Thomson, Criminology Department, Douglas College   The content is remarkably current.  The examples and case studies are current and effective.  I personally found the writing style, use of examples and clarity of explanation perfectly appropriate and engaging.   Robert Tucker, Police & Public Safety Institute, Algonquin College