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This paper traces the evolution of Common Law in Canada. First, the paper defines Common Law as that which develops and continues to evolve in the courts,yet is differentiated from law as passed by a legislature. It further describes Canadian Common Law's roots in the British legal system. According to the paper, Common Law relies heavily on precedent and is reasonably uniform throughout the nation and in all states.
From the Paper:"Common Law is law which develops and continues to evolve in the courts, differentiated from law as passed by a legislature. This is also known as judge-made law, and the system is found in many countries and is related to the British system which first developed the concept. Common Law relies heavily on precedent and is reasonably uniform throughout the nation and in all states, and because of its origins, it is sometimes referred to as unenacted law. Such law still pertains in systems where it is accepted, however, and cases are decided on that basis. While some see the common law as unchanging because it is not subject to the political forces that may shape and change enacted law over time, in fact it is not really..."
Cite this Descriptive Essay:
Common Law and Canada (2006, December 01) Retrieved October 05, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/descriptive-essay/common-law-and-canada-131284/
"Common Law and Canada" 01 December 2006. Web. 05 October. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/descriptive-essay/common-law-and-canada-131284/>