In practice, the law that is needed to regulate an activity often does not fall neatly into a single level of authority: federal and provincial laws often work together. Consider, for example, the recent case of marijuana legalization...
There’s a lot to unpack when it comes to the Kinder Morgan — soon, Government of Canada — pipeline. British Columbia has challenged it, as have several Indigenous groups.
Property law is complex — fee simple, escheats, and William the Conqueror all come into play when we’re talking about ownership of property in Canada.
Property as a legal concept is best understood not as an object, but as a bundle of rights that a legal person possesses. The pertinent legal question isn’t what you “own” but what you have the right to do with it.
Dive into the amazing world of case research with professor Mary Jo Maur, developer and instructor of Law 201/701 — Introduction to Canadian Law in this edition of the podcast!
Chances are you’ve seen or heard the name of a legal case. Lawyers call this the “style of cause.” Once you’ve cracked the code for a style of cause, there’s a lot of information in one short title!
Why is it the bedrock of our criminal justice system? How does it level the playing field of one person versus all of society? And… is it really as venerable and ancient a principle as we think it is?
At the most fundamental level, criminal law is based around a single Latin phrase: “Actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea”, which translates to “an act does not make a person guilty unless the mind is also guilty”.
Marijuana Legalization and the Federal-Provincial Relationship: Fundamentals of Canadian Law Podcast 004
We all know that the Canadian federal government is decriminalizing marijuana, but what does that mean?