The PLEA: Canada's Legal System: An Introduction

The PLEA: Canada's Legal System: An Introduction


Canada is very fortunate to be a country with a fair legal system. This is because Canada adheres to the Rule of Law. The Rule of Law is the belief that the law applies to everyone. This includes people in a position of power.

Because of the Rule of Law, Canada:

  • places high value on fundamental rights,
  • has very low levels of corruption,
  • has an open system of government, and
  • overall has a fair justice system.

This issue of The PLEA introduces these ideas. It explains many components of Canada’s legal system and introduces some of the people who work in these areas. This makes this issue ideal for studying Power and Authority in Social Studies 8. As well, it can help introduce new Canadians to Canada’s justice system.

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