Canada's System of Justice

Canada's System of Justice This publication provides Canadians with a generalized view of how Canada's Justice System works. Specifically, it defines the differences between public and private law, how laws are kept up to date and the role that the Canadian Constitution in defining the fundamental rules and principles that govern Canada. Covered in both the PDF and HTML files are the roles of the public in the Justice system, alongside what is expected of Canadians when they are interacting with the Justice system as either a juror, witness or other positions. Viewers of this document in PDF format should note that as of 2015, it has been considered to be archived and will henceforth not be updated. Note to reader: This booklet provides general information about Canada’s justice system. It is not intended as legal advice. If you have a problem, you should consult a lawyer or other qualified professional. 2022-02-24 Department of Justice Canada open_Government@justice.gc.ca Government and PoliticsLawPersonsDepartment of JusticeCanada's Court SystemLawsCanadian ConstitutionRestorative JusticeJudicial StructuresRule of LawRestorative Justice Canada's System of Justice HTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/csj-sjc/just/index.html Canada's System of Justice PDF https://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2015/jus/J2-32-2015-eng.pdf Canada's System of Justice HTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/sjc-csj/just/index.html Canada's System of Justice PDF https://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2015/jus/J2-32-2015-fra.pdf

This publication provides Canadians with a generalized view of how Canada's Justice System works. Specifically, it defines the differences between public and private law, how laws are kept up to date and the role that the Canadian Constitution in defining the fundamental rules and principles that govern Canada. Covered in both the PDF and HTML files are the roles of the public in the Justice system, alongside what is expected of Canadians when they are interacting with the Justice system as either a juror, witness or other positions. Viewers of this document in PDF format should note that as of 2015, it has been considered to be archived and will henceforth not be updated.

Note to reader: This booklet provides general information about Canada’s justice system. It is not intended as legal advice. If you have a problem, you should consult a lawyer or other qualified professional.

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