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Administrative Law

Law related to the relationship carried out between people and the various government departments, boards and agencies.
PUBLIC LAW

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Bylaws

laws dealing with local issues

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Civil/private Law

Laws governing relationships between private individuals and individuals and organizations

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Constitutional Law

The Constitution of Canada is the supreme law in Canada. It outlines Canada’s system of government and the jurisdictional authority between the provinces and the federal government.
OVERRIDES ALL LAW
PUBLIC LAW

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Contract Law

Law that governs arrangements between businesses or between people and businesses.
BRANCH OF CIVIL

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Criminal Law

Law intended to prohibit and punish behavior that harms others. Only the government (crown attorney) can lay a criminal charge.Can only be passed by the federal government
PUBLIC LAW

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Distinguishing a Case

Identifying a case being different and enough to justify another decision

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International Law

Laws that deal with how nations interact.
 Use treaties, International Court of Justice (ICJ)

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Jurisdiction

area that you have power over

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Procedural Law

Explains how substantive law will be enforced.

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Property Law

Regulates ownership rights in all property.

BRANCH OF CIVIL

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Public Law

Deals with interactions between the government and its citizens.

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Statute Law

Laws which come from elected representatives. Passed in the form of an Act 

(a legal document codifying the result of a legislative body)

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Substantive Law

Defines the legal rights/duties of citizens and government

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Tort Law

Holds persons/organizations responsible for damage they cause another person.
BRANCH OF CIVIL

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Domestic Law

Law within a countries borders