Law is an essential part of Canada’s culture. Without law, we cannot function effectively in our daily lives. A broad knowledge and understanding of law is not only a vital part of a student’s education, but is also an important factor in the operation of a democratic and orderly society.
In the sixth edition of All About Law, Unit 1 explores the purpose, history, and types of Canadian law. Chapter 1 outlines the development of Canada’s constitution and how laws are made. Laws that protect civil and human rights are covered in Chapter 2. Chapter 3 examines groups that have experienced discrimination and looks at the legal initiatives proposed to remedy the injustices.
In Unit 2, students are introduced to criminal law and the major legislative amendments made recently to the Criminal Code, particularly the Youth Criminal Justice Act and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
Various aspects of tort law, family law, and contract law will likely affect students throughout different stages of their lives. Units 3, 4, and 5 provide in-depth coverage of these types of law.