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The office of Justice of the Peace was transplanted from England to Canada in 1763 as a result of the Royal Proclamation of 1763, which decreed that the law of England, both civil and criminal, was to be imposed upon all the territory of what subsequently became Canada.
This Aboriginal sentencing scenario focuses on an Aboriginal youth who has already spent time in a youth detention centre for previous crimes. He has now been convicted of assault. A sentencing hearing ensues during which a victim impact statement is read. The scenario is followed by 8 discussion questions which can easily be used for class discussion or assigned as homework to an academically focused group. The scenario can be used in a mock sentencing hearing or mock sentencing conference/circle or both.
In this aboriginal sentencing scenario, James, an aboriginal youth, pleads guilty to the charge of carrying a concealed weapon. The scenario can be used in a mock sentencing hearing or mock sentencing conference/circle or both. The scenario includes several questions dealing with the factors to be taken into consideration during sentencing. These questions may be more appropriate for an academic focused class and could be assigned as homework.
Canadian Judicial Council
Provides information about the Canadian Judicial Council, the Judges' Act, and complaints, process of judicial appointment, salaries, ethics and the differences between federally appointed and provincially appointed judges. Includes a list of Council publications, with a variety of pamphlets and books on the conduct, role, ethics and independence of judges.
In any given 3 year period, nearly 12 million Canadians will experience at least one legal problem. Few will have the resources to solve them. The curriculum-linked Access to Justice game increases students' understanding of the challenges faced by individuals accessing the justice system to resolve a variety of common legal difficulties, from landlord tenant disputes to family law issues. OJEN/ROEJ offers the A2J game as part of Flip Your Wig For Justice campaign. Have fun!
Despite this common history and despite the superficial similarity, there are differences between the judicial systems of the two nations. These differences may be reflected in the symbols displayed within the courtroom, the organization of the courts and the legal professions, the procedure of the court and the origin and nature of the laws being enforced.
This resource includes PowerPoint presentations on securities law and capital markets delivered by Geoff Clarke, Partner at Fasken Martineau, and Anne Sonnen, Senior Litigation Counsel with the Ontario Securities Commission, at the 2009 OJEN Summer Law Institute. Topics include the purpose of capital markets; securities regulation; the fundamentals of securities law; and financial literacy.
An overview of Canada and the world trading system presented to the 2003 Summer Law Institute by Milos Barutciski. This presentation includes multilateral and bilateral trade agreements and the domestic trade rules of Canada.
A powerpoint presentation of the Canadian Challenges in International Trade presented to the Summer Law Institute 2005 by Larry Herman. The presentation covers the concepts of international trade and the international legal system.
Many cases are started by individuals or groups to respond to a particular event or to change a situation. The outcomes of these cases will often lead to changes in areas of the law which impact all Canadians. These short summaries are some of the decisions that have changed Canadian society in the last 25 years.
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