Flashcards in chapter 2 Deck (14):
What are the 4 sources of law?
1. Statue law- (Primary source)
4.Case law (secondary source)
What is statutory law?
Created by Federal, Provincial and Municipal government.
to change a law or rule
to terminate the statue provision creates a new bill/ act
What is common law?
a legal rule or body of principles through judicial decisions
What is civil law?
-governs that relations between private people or groups
- Used to describe all legal relationships, NOT CRIMINAL RECORDS
What is case law?
Previous decisions made by the judge at any level that forms a legal precedent
A court decision that influences or binds decisions on the same issue or fact
what is the difference between binding authority and Persauvie authority?
Binding - mus follow the precedent set by the higher court
Persauvie- may follow the rules you can decide
What are the levels of court?
1. provincial courts
2.Provincial courts of appeal
3. supreme court of Canada
What are the 2 criminal courts?
1. Ontario court of justice
2. Ontario superior court of justice
Does Ontario court of appeal hear trials?
NOOOO , appeals only
How many judges are there in appeal court?