Law 2101 Chapter 1: Law 2101 - Chapter 1

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Sources of law: constitution, statutes enacted by the federal parliament or a provincial legislature, federal or provincial regulations, decisions rendered by judges in the cases they decide. Statute: a written law of a legislative body. There are both federal and provincial statutes in canada. Before it becomes a statute, an act proceeds through the legislature in the form of a bill. Common law deals with changings social or legal conditions only as they emerge in actual disputes. Common law is at a disadvantage in confronting rapid social change. Things can be changed as you go along. Acts passed by legislature provide only a general framework. Divisions of law: procedural: deals with court and pre-trial procedure and rules of evidence, substantive: deals with rights of individuals, public: concerned with matters that affect society as a whole. Includes criminal, constitutional, administrative: private (civil): deals with the relationships between individuals.

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