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Grade 11: Law: Heritage

All Canadians should know about the historical development and philosophical foundations of our legal system. People need to develop respect for the law, an understanding of its relevance to everyday life, and an appreciation of the benefits of a dynamic

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Canadian Judicial Council- Canada's Laws and You



The concept of justice is fundamental to Canadian society. Our expectations of how we are treated by others – from government agencies to members of our community – spring from laws made by various levels of government.  Learn more about Canada’s court system by reading these explanations from the Canadian Judicial Council and by clicking on the links.

The Legislative Process: From Policy to Proclamation

How does a government policy become law in Canada? This downloadable guide from the Parliament of Canada explains the Legislative Process in Canada.This source includes links to other sources about the legislative process at the federal and provincial levels.

The Law that Rules

The first powerpoint presentation focuses on the legal structure of Canada. The second presentation discusses legislation, including who makes it, how it is made and how it is enforced. The third presentation focuses on the aspects of Common Law. All presentations are narrated.

Keywords: Legal History, Common Law

Canadian Heritage- The Law

An interactice timeline that showcases major events in the creation of Canada's legal system. Each eventis indicated by a red dot and years with several events have a red box with a + symbol to expand and show all the events that occurred.

Justice in Quebec

An article explaining how the legal system in Quebec works with a combination of private law and common law. Includes more Government of Quebec links to explore the topic more in depth.

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