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Unformatted text preview: 2-1Copyright 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited.CANADIAN BUSINESS CANADIAN BUSINESS AND THE LAWAND THE LAWThird EditionThird EditionbybyDorothy Duplessis Steven Enman Shannon OByrne Sally GunzPresentation prepared by Presentation prepared by Allan Elliott, Southern Alberta Institute of TechnologyAllan Elliott, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology2-2Copyright 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited.CHAPTER TWOCHAPTER TWOTHE CANADIAN LEGAL SYSTEMTHE CANADIAN LEGAL SYSTEMOBJECTIVES:The impact of the Canadian legal system on businessThe role of constitutional law in protecting commercial rights and freedomsThe governments law-making powers under sections 91 and 92 of the Constitution Act, 1867The executives formal and political functions in regulating business2-3Copyright 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited.THE CANADIAN LEGAL SYSTEMTHE CANADIAN LEGAL SYSTEMOBJECTIVES:The judiciarys role in assessing the constitutionality of legislationThe classifications of lawHow administrative law affects business2-4Copyright 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited.THE CANADIAN LEGAL SYSTEMTHE CANADIAN LEGAL SYSTEMCanadian Legal System the machinery that comprises and governs the legislative, executive and judicial branches of governmentConstitutional Law the supreme law of Canada that constrains and controls how the branches of government exercise power2-5Copyright 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited.THE CANADIAN LEGAL SYSTEMTHE CANADIAN LEGAL SYSTEMGovernment policy the central ideas or principles that guide government in its work, including the kind of laws it passesLiberalism a political philosophy that elevates individual freedom and autonomy as its key organizing value2-6Copyright 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited.THE CANADIAN CONSTITUTIONTHE CANADIAN CONSTITUTIONConstitutional conventions important rules that are not enforceable by a court of law but that practically determine or constrain how a given power is exercisedWritten documentsRelevant judges decision2-7Copyright 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited.THE CANADIAN LEGAL SYSTEMTHE CANADIAN LEGAL SYSTEMLegislative branch passes laws that impact on business operationsExecutive branch generates and implements government policies that may be directed at businessJudicial branch provides rulings that resolve existing legal problems but also impact on future disputes; independent from the legislative and executive branches of government2-8Copyright 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited....
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