Sources and divisions of law: sources of law, most common sources, constitution, federal/provincial statutes, federal/provincial regulations, decisions made by judges. International law also has some effect in canada: however, the two major sources are laws made by courts (common/case law) and law made by legislatures (statute law) Statute: a written law of a legislative body, an act of parliament : before becoming a statute, an act must proceed through legislature in the form of a. Procedural law: court and pre-trial procedure, rules of evidence: example: law relating to how a criminal charge is worded. Substantive law: deals with the rights of individuals: example: parameters of self-defence, two other divisions are between public and private law. Public law: matters that affect society as a whole. Private law: aka civil law, deals with relationships between individuals: territorial issues. Jurisdiction to make laws is divided between the parliament of canada and the.