Canadian Law

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  • Canadian Law Enforcement

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    clear that improvements to the issues of adverse health effects, design flaws within the device itself and police policies must be instituted within the Canadian society. The issue of Conductive Energy Devices (CED), synonymously known as Conductive Energy Weapons (CEW), has been at the forefront since the introduction of the devices to the Canadian Market in 2001. The device most popularly known as a Taser has been allegedly responsible for numerous deaths caused by excessive use, flaws in the design

  • Canadian Tort Law

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    when performing their occupation or supplying a product. Negligence in the design or construction of a product that results in damage or bodily harm, or could result in damage or bodily harm, can result in liability for economic loss under Canadian Tort law. Engineers, architects, and contractors need to be respectful of their duty of care to ensure their product is precisely produced with no danger of negligence. In 1972, Bird Construction Company Limited entered into a contract with Tuxedo Properties

  • Canadian Morality and the Law

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    Canadian Morality and the Law     In legal theory, there is a great debate over whether or not law should be used to enforce morality.  The sides of the debate can be presented as a continuum.  At one end, there is the libertarian view, which holds that morality is an individual belief and that the state should not interfere in the affairs of the individual.  According to this view, a democracy cannot limit or enforce morality.   At the other end, there is the communitarian position, which

  • Overview of Canadian Trademark Law

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    the Canadian trademark law is not only emphasized within the Trade-marks Act, but also decreed under common law, similarly known as the rulings dictated by federal judiciaries ("Canadian trademark law"). This implies that trademarks can either be registered under the Act, or safeguarded by a common law action called “passing off.” Passing off is a crucial mean of protecting a registered trademark through section 7(b) and 7(c) of the Act that deliberates the tort of such a regulation ("Canadian trademark

  • The NWMP: Development of Early Canadian Law Enforcement

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    The NWMP: Development of Early Canadian Law Enforcement   The creation of the North-West Mounted Police in 1873 was the "ultimate expression of the federal government’s control over policing" (Johnson & Griffiths: 1991, 29). The North-West Mounted Police (NWMP), predecessors of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were created by the government of John A. MacDonald to police the prairies. Prior to the development of the NWMP, the only form of law enforcement came from employees of the Hudson

  • Euthanasia, Rodriguez, and Canadian Law on Assisted Suicide

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    quick to support euthanasia on a moral or ethical level, many theorists are fascinated by the topic from a legal perspective. In the article "Assisted Suicide, Ethics and the Law", for example, Eike-Henner Kluge utilises the case of Sue Rodriguez to demonstrate the ethically ignorant and discriminatory position of Canadian law regarding assisted suicide. Rodriguez’ 1993 claim to legal assisted suicide created what could be the most important and high profile court case to date regarding euthanasia

  • Evaluating The Obscene and Indecent: The Evolution of Indecency Tests in Canadian Law

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    The interpretation of the obscene and indecent has changed greatly over the years in Canadian law. The courts evaluate potential criminal offences, under the Criminal Code of Canada, using tests to see if they are obscene or indecent in the eyes of the law. Though there is no explicit definition of obscenity in the Criminal Code, it can be interpreted to entail any materials or actions that fail to satisfy the prevailing test. Formulating a concrete test to be used in all of the relevant cases has

  • Canadian Law: Fundamental Freedom of Thought, Belief, Opinion and Expression

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    was correct in the decision of R.v Skinner, ruling that in the case of Dorman Thomas Skinner sections 2(b) along with 2(d) from the Canadian Charter of Rights did not violate the constitutional Rights of Freedoms the respondent Mr. Skinner. Profile of the Law The following sections of law were presented in the case of R.v Skinner, established in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom both sections 2 (b) and 2(d) which states Section 2 (b) “Everyone has the following fundamental

  • Canadian Constitution of 1982

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    the Canadian Constitution, because the Constitution states the equal rights and freedoms of all Canadians, equal distribution of legislative powers, convenient education, and legal stability and accurate predictability. The Canadian Constitution is a very efficient way of looking at the laws and the maintenance of the country, because it describes the structure of Canada, it provides very well legal stability and predictability and the Constitution is very important for Canadians. The Canadian Constitution

  • How effectively does Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms protect Individual Rights?

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    Charter of Rights and Freedoms has protected the rights and freedoms of thousands of Canadians. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms has become a part of the national identity and has become a big patriotic symbol for the country and its people. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms is the document that truly separates Canada from all the other powerful nations and is certainly something that Canadians take pride in. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms brings up many questions, but the biggest and most