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MGSC30H3- Midterm Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 77 pages long!)Premium

77 pages168 viewsSummer 2017

Department
Management
Course Code
MGSC30H3
Professor
Jeff Rybak
Study Guide
Midterm

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UTSC
MGSC30H3
MIDTERM EXAM
STUDY GUIDE
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May 2, 2017 Lecture 1: Introduction to the Canadian Legal System
Where the law comes from
o Magna Carta
Turning point where religion broke from law
Agreement of laws or rules that everyone had to follow
including the king
o Religion
Includes a lot of law
Religion and law same until magna carta
Governing religious authority had to agree and back you on
your authority (as king or whatnot)
o Self-interest
Used religion as a power tool
Serve social goals
o Need to maintain structure and order in society
o Need to protect oneself
o Common sense and mutual agreement
o Morals
o Social norms
o Conflict
o Trade-off between security and social freedom
o More rules mean security increases and freedom decreases
o British Common Law
England developed the concept first
Brought their legal system everywhere they went
Kept legal system after countries broke away from the colony
French colony in Canada
Protection for religion, language, and legal system
(French Civil Code)
Both British and French code are used in Canada
(French in Quebec)
How the law works
o Jurisprudence and court decisions
Government makes laws but the courts interpret the laws
Common law
Once court makes decision, it is binding on the other
courts as well
Small courts, Court of Appeals, and Supreme Court of
Canada
o Functions of government
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o Consequence and judgement
o Law enforcement (police, etc.)
o Law comes from governments and courts
o Constitution most fundamental law of Canada
Government makes laws but they must follow the constitution
Government can’t do anything about the constitution
Court Decisions
Why the law matters
o Ensure lack of chaos
o Sense of security
o Help with decision-making
o Empowers you to do things
o Know your rights
o Standardizing procedures
o Equality
o Law can be used for the wrong reasons
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