The Canadian Legal System: An Introduction for Regulated Professions

Michael Hadskis, Leah Hutt and Mary McNally, Dental Law in Canada, 3d ed. (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada, 2019)

31 Pages Posted: 20 Aug 2018

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Steve Coughlan

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law

Dale Darling

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law

Date Written: August 7, 2018

Abstract

To understand the influence of law on any regulated profession, one must first understand the influences on the creation of law. This introductory paper sets the context for that discussion of law by explaining the structural aspects of the legal system. Those aspects include the sources of law in Canada, the forms that law can take, and the parties who are primarily responsible for cre-ating and shaping the law. This paper is structured around the discussion of four things: constitu-tional law, non-constitutional law, decision-makers in the legal system and, finally, a case study illustrating those features in action.

Keywords: Constitutional Law, Canada, Regulated Professions

Suggested Citation

Coughlan, Steve and Darling, Dale, The Canadian Legal System: An Introduction for Regulated Professions (August 7, 2018). Michael Hadskis, Leah Hutt and Mary McNally, Dental Law in Canada, 3d ed. (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada, 2019), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3227888

Steve Coughlan (Contact Author)

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Dale Darling

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law ( email )

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6061 University Ave
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H9
Canada

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