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Chpt 2 Systems of Courts in Canada.docx

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Department
Accounting
Course
ACTG 2P40
Professor
P.Maloney
Semester
Fall

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Chpt 2 Systems of Courts in Canada The Systems of Courts in England 1. The Court of First Instance 2. The Court of Appeal 3. The House of the Lords ( Supreme Court of Cnda) The Systems of Courts in Canada  in Canada there are basically 3 ranks of Courts 1. The Court of First Instance 2. The Intermediate Provincial Courts of Appeal 3. The Supreme Court of Canada 1. The Court of First Instance ( Provincial Courts) (a)Small Claims Courts (b)Provincial Division  Hears most criminal cases , except serious offences , murder (c)General Division / Ontario Superior Court of Justice  ultimate jurisdiction in civil and criminal law cases  may serve as appeal court summary convictions made for lesser sentences (c)Ontario Divisional Court  exclusive only to Ontario, created in 1972 , this court only hears appeals from various lower provincial courts and administrative tribunals. 2. The Intermediate Provincial Courts of Appeal (a)Ontario Courts of Appeal  If not satisfied by the decision made by ‘ the Ontario superior court of justice then you may appeal to the Ontario Court of Appeal ( same level in England as ‘Court of Appeal in England) 3. The Supreme Court of Canada(Federal Courts) (a) Tax Court of Canada (b)The Federal Court of Canada  the federal court of Canada has jurisdiction on federal matters such as ships, navigation and lawsuits against the Federal Government ( also areas like patents,trademarks,franchises) (d)The Supreme Court of Canada  the supreme
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