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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC209H5
Professor
nikolayschitov
Semester
Winter

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Lecture Mar.7.2013 Supreme court of Canada  Salary is approximately $343,000/year o Most would be practicing lawyers so government needs to offer them at least a fraction of the salary they would be making as lawyers  9 supreme justices, wear red ceremonial gowns o 3 must be from Quebec o Appointed for life by governor general, not elected by public  See approximately 50-75 cases/year  Make laws and decide laws (share with parliament)  Possibly the least democratic part of the system  Some laws they pass would not be approved of by the public Ontario Court Structure  Court of appeal in Ontario o Hears appeals from lower courts o 98% of cases stop here and never make it to supreme court o About 1500 cases a year  Superior court
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