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Understanding Canadian Law - CLU3M

ILC Course Code: CLU3M-B

Grade 11, University / College Preparation, 1.0 credit

Canadian History Since World War I (CHC2P-D) or
Canadian History since World War I (CHC2D-D)

Course Description

This course explores Canadian law, with a focus on legal issues that are relevant to the lives of people in Canada. You will gain an understanding of laws relating to rights and freedoms in Canada; our legal system; and family, contract, employment, tort, and criminal law. You will develop legal reasoning skills and will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal studies inquiry process when investigating a range of legal issues and formulating and communicating informed opinions about them.

Online Submission

Online submission of course work is required for this course using Microsoft Word © or OpenOffice Writer.

Unit 1: An introduction to the law and legal principles in Canada

Lesson 1 - What is law?

Lesson 2 - Laws and principles

Unit 2: How to create and change laws in Canada

Lesson 3 - How did law begin?

Lesson 4 - Who creates laws?

Lesson 5 - Why do laws change?

Unit 3: Human rights legislation in Canada

Lesson 6 - Rights and freedoms

Lesson 7 - Human rights legislation in Canada

Lesson 8 - Canada's Constitution

Unit 4: The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Lesson 9 - The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Lesson 10 - Protection of rights in the Charter

Unit 5: Criminal law in Canada

Lesson 11 - Criminal law in Canada

Lesson 12 - You are under arrest!

Lesson 13 - The criminal trial process

Lesson 14 - How to defend yourself

Lesson 15 - Criminal sentencing in Canada

Unit 6: Civil law and Tort law in Canada

Lesson 16 - Introduction to Civil law

Lesson 17 - Tort law

Unit 7: Family law, Employment law, and Contract law in Canada

Lesson 18 - Family law

Lesson 19 - Employment law

Lesson 20 - Contract law

This is the English version of the course.

This course is not currently available in French. Please check back often for new course releases.