Statement of claim: a document setting out the basis for a legal complaint. Canadian legal system has three branches: the legislative branch. Creates law in the form of statutes and regulations. Passes laws that impact on business operations. E. g. when the government enacts a law, failure to comply can result in fines and penalties, including business closure: the executive branch. Formulates and implements law and government policy: the central ideas or principles that guide government in its work, including the kind of laws it passes. Implements and generates policy that may be directed at business: the judicial branch. Provides rulings that resolve existing legal conflicts but also impact on future disputes. Canadian legal system: the machinery that comprises and governs the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. Located in a variety of places, both legislative and political, written and unwritten. Can more easily grow to resolve questions or issues related to government.