In Brief: Making A New Law
OJEN In Brief resources are designed to provide high school students with an introduction to basic legal concepts. Each resource includes a short lesson plan for the teacher; a 1-4 page plain language description of the legal topic; and activities that provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge of the topic.
This handout describes the process used to create new laws at the federal and provincial levels. It describes the roles of the executive, judiciary and legislative branches of government as they pertain to law making, and includes information on the various ways people influence lawmaking, from public opinion to voting.
Date Produced: 2008