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The Canadian Constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms are the foundation for all laws in the nation.


The Canadian Constitution sets out the principles and precedents under which we are governed.

Our constitution includes the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms which, in basic terms, limits government action (but rights and freedoms have limits, and a legislature can “suspend” such rights and freedoms.

Our legislatures, like Parliament in Ottawa and the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in Toronto, are our largest source of laws.

In a number of different ways, judges in the course of adjudicating and deciding disputes make laws, called the common law.

Of course, our Constitution, mostly written, is our super law.

Caution: Legal information is not legal advice.
This website merely provides a general guide to the subject matter.
new and interesting information will be periodically added on this topic.
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