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Introduction to Canadian Legal System

This course is designed to introduce the student to the legal system in Canada. Students are introduced to the structure of the Canadian government and political system which leads to a brief history of the development of Canada's legal system. An overview of the sources and division of laws set the stage for an examination of the Constitution and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Students will also have the opportunity to develop a basic understanding of property law, business law, and consumer law. This course will assist learners in developing a general understanding of how laws are created, defined, implemented and interpreted while also building an understanding of legal terminology. This course is foundational and intended for learners to build upon as they continue their studies in core legal areas.