A Brief Introduction to Law in Canada, 2nd Edition

A Brief Introduction to Law in Canada, 2nd Edition
Emond Publishing
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Publication Date:
February 2021
Introductory Law; Law Clerk; Legal Office Administration; Paralegal

A Brief Introduction to Law in Canada, 2nd Edition presents a concise overview of the foundations of the Canadian legal system. Organized into four parts, the text introduces readers to key themes and subject areas, including common law and civil law systems, Canada’s constitutional framework, and the legal profession itself. This all-in-one resource presents case law summaries, tables, figures, and maps alongside effective learning features.

This edition reflects up-to-date legislation, cases, and statistics, and references recent news developments. Content covers all regions of Canada and reflects inclusivity and Canada’s multicultural heritage.

This concise guide is ideal for any introductory courses in Canadian law and is applicable to many disciplines, including general legal studies, criminology, business, and paralegal and law clerk programs, among others.

  • Extensive new coverage of Indigenous peoples and the law, including an examination of key parts of the Truth and Reconciliation Report and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
  • Expanded discussion on several topics, including progressive interpretation of the constitution, duty of care in negligence, and the Royal Proclamation, 1763
  • Up-to-date administrative law reflecting the Vavilov trilogy of cases in the Supreme Court of Canada (2019) and Aboriginal rights in the context of judicial review
  • New content regarding police investigation, prosecutorial discretion, and specialized criminal courts
  • Discussion of recent news topics, including Métis self-government agreements, Wet’suwet’en pipeline protests, the TMX pipeline dispute, police investigation of crime and the BLM movement, the SNC-Lavalin affair, and new MAID laws
  • Additional key Charter cases

Part I: Theory and Context
Chapter 1: What Is Law?
Chapter 2: Common Law, Civil Law, and Indigenous Legal Systems
Chapter 3: From the Reception of English and French Law into Canada to the Charter
Part II: Law and the Canadian Constitution
Chapter 4: The Legislature and the Executive: The First and Second Branches of Government
Chapter 5: The Judiciary: The Third Branch of Government
Chapter 6: Civil Liberties
Part III: Private Law and Public Law
Chapter 7: Private Law Survey: Tort, Contract, Family, Property, and Family Law
Chapter 8: Business and Consumer Law
Chapter 9: Administrative Law
Chapter 10: Criminal Law
Part IV: Working with the Law
Chapter 11: The Practice of Law: Careers, Education, and Ethics
Chapter 12: Access to Justice and Law Reform

Appendix A: Constitution Act, 1867
Appendix B: Constitution Act, 1982

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A Brief Introduction to Law in Canada, 2nd Edition

Format: Print
Cover: Softcover
Colour: Four Colour
Status: Coming Soon

Price: $80.00