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B & C Law

OVERVIEW OF THE CANADIAN LEGAL SYSTEM

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the central ideas or principles that guide government in its work, including the kind of laws it passes Government policy
The machinery that comprises and governs the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government Canadian legal system
important rules that are not enforceable by a court of law but that practically determine or constrain how a given power is exercised Constitutional conventions
the branch of government that creates statute law Legislative branch
Formal, written laws created or enacted by the legislative branch of government Statute law
The branch of government responsible for the ceremonial features of government Formal executive
The branch of government responsible for day-to-day operations, including formulating executing government policy, as well as administering all departments of government Political executive
A body composed of of all ministers heading government departments, as well as the prime minister or premiere Cabinet
Rules created by political executive that have the force of law Regulations
A collective reference to judges Judiciary
The final court for appeals in the country Supreme Court of Canada
Rules that are formulated in judgments Common law
An earlier case used to solve a current case because of its similarity Precedent
A process of deliberation and discussion used to reach a mutually acceptable resolution to a dispute; also the process of transferring negotiable instruments from one person to another Negotiation
A person who listens to both sides of a dispute and makes a ruling that is usually binding on the parties Arbitrator
The process of disclosing evidence to support the claims in a lawsuit Discovery
A formal hearing before a judge that results in a binding decision Trial
Proof presented in court to support a claim Evidence
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