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What are the 4 sources of law?

1. Statue law- (Primary source)
2.Common law
3.Civil law
4.Case law (secondary source)

2

What is statutory law?

primary source
Created by Federal, Provincial and Municipal government.

3

Define Amend

to change a law or rule

4

Define Repeal

to terminate the statue provision creates a new bill/ act

5

What is common law?

a legal rule or body of principles through judicial decisions

6

What is civil law?

-governs that relations between private people or groups
- Used to describe all legal relationships, NOT CRIMINAL RECORDS

7

What is case law?

Secondary source
Previous decisions made by the judge at any level that forms a legal precedent

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Define Precedent

A court decision that influences or binds decisions on the same issue or fact

9

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

10

What are the levels of court?

1. provincial courts
2.Provincial courts of appeal
3. supreme court of Canada

11

What are the 2 criminal courts?

1. Ontario court of justice
2. Ontario superior court of justice

12

Does Ontario court of appeal hear trials?

NOOOO , appeals only

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How many judges are there in appeal court?

3 judges

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How many judges are in superior court?

9 judges