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Law in Action - Understanding Canadian Law
Chapter 2 - Classifying Law
Terms in this set (43)
What is Statute law?
law enacted by a legislative body
What is Constitution law?
a body of law dealing with the distribution and exercise of government power
Name Canadian legal jurisdictions.
Name 5 Categories of Canadian Law
iternational public private procedural substantive
Briefly describe international law.
law that governs relations with independent nations
Briefly describe domestic law
governs activity within a nations borders
Briefly describe substantive law
rights duties and obligation of citizens and government
Briefly describe procedural law
descibes right and obligations of substantive
What is the difference between private and public (civil) law?
private law governs disputes between individuals
public law governs disputes between people and the state
each item below, use the pull-down menu to select the letter which labels the correct part of the image.
For "Procedural Law", select the letter which labels the correct part of the image.
For "Public Law", select the letter which labels the correct part of the image.
For "Domestic Law", select the letter which labels the correct part of the image.
For "Substantive Law", select the letter which labels the correct part of the image.
For "Private (Civil) Law", select the letter which labels the correct part of the image.
For "International Law", select the letter which labels the correct part of the image.
Provide a term for "municipal laws"
What is the category of law requiring the involvement of a police officer
Provide two terms, one covering law within a country and one covering law between nations
international and domestic
What is the category of law that involves the Ontario Human Rights Commission and the Wildlife Management Board
What is the term describing acts passed by Parliament
What is the category of law under which a person can sue for injuries
What is the type of law the family of a man who dies without a will must rely on to distribute his property
What is the category of law that covers divorce, custody, and separation?
Provide two categories of substantive law.
public law private law
True or False: The rule of precedent is the only way Canadian courts decide cases.
A bill becomes a law when it is passed through Parliament or a provincial legislature. True or False?
When you travel outside Canada you are still protected by Canadian law. True or False?
Procedural law helps ensure that neither the police nor the courts act arbitrarily. True or False?
law refers to government departments and tribunals that regulate the relationship between people and government agencies. True or False?
".............." law deals with everyday transactions in which people purchase or provide goods and services.
In a criminal case, society is represented by the "................"
Public law includes constitution law, "............." law.
administrative law and criminal law
If a law is found to be in violation of the Constitution, the courts may strike it down as being "................."
Each level of government-federal, provincial, and municipal-has the power to enact legislation in its own area of political "............."
"..............." law overrides (prevails over) statute law and common law.
The three sources of law in Canada are "..............."
common law, statute law, and constitutional law
Name four areas of law that are in the federal government's jurisdiction. (Essay)
What role does the International Court of Justice play? (Essay)
What types of relationships does private law cover? Essay
What is jurisdiction?
The official power to make legal decisions and judgments
What is contract law?
branch of jurisprudence that studies the rights and obligations of parties entering into contracts.
What is tort law?
A body of rights, obligations, and remedies that is applied by courts in civil proceedings to provide relief for persons who have suffered harm from the wrongful acts of others
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