Canadian Legal System

Canadian Legal System - The Canadian Legal System -...

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The Canadian Legal System - background to business organization in Canada
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History Common Law Provinces (9) System based on English common law Usual remedies eventually not adequate Special remedies only became available in limited circumstances By appeal to the monarch (King /Queen) English " Courts of Equity " were developed Equity: ... denotes a spirit of fairness, justness right dealing ... founded in precepts of conscience
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Precedent - the theory of precedent Courts apply legal principles from previous decisions with similar facts Equitable relief allows different decisions to reflect changing societal values ... more flexible differences due to different facts O.K if end result is justified
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Legislation Sources - judges or legislatures Common law -> Judge-Made Law Results form court (judge) decisions New Laws - legislation created by governments Regulations another set of laws allowed by legislation a bit easier to change
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2009 for the course ME 416 taught by Professor Kauzmania during the Spring '09 term at Windsor.

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