Categories of Canadian Law

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Statute LawLaw passed by the government
Common lawLaw that originates from decisiions made by judges in previous cases
Substantive lawLaw that defines right, duties, and obligations of citizens and the government
Procedural LawLaw that perscribes methods of offering rights and obligations of substantiative law (controls substantive law)
Public LawLaw related to relation betwwen individual and state (includes civil and administrative law)
Private law (also known as Civil)Law governing relationships between private individuals (regulates conduct and supports compensation for victim/s/)
Quasi-Criminal lawLaws which deal with less serious offences at provincial or municipal level.
- Punishable by fines
Will And EstateHandling the dealings of after death wishes (wills)
Criminal LawLaw the identifies crimes and perscribes punishment
Administrative lawLaw related to relationship between people and government departments (boards, agencies)
Constitutional lawLaw dealing with distribution of power the government posseses (limits power)
Contract lawProvides rules regarding agreements between people and businesses
Tort lawBranch of CIVIL LAW that holds people or private agencies accountable for accidental (or deliberate) damage
Family LawBranch of CIVIL LAW.
- Deals with various aspects of family life
Property law- Public LAW
- ownership and rights of property owners
Employment LawBranch of PUBLIC LAW
- Governs employer-employee relationship.

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