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LAW30-CV3

Explore how civil laws regulate the daily lives of Canadians.

Indicators for this outcome

(a) Analyze different situations (e.g., landlord-tenant agreements, terms of service agreements, warranties, mortgages, loans, online agreements) where legal contracts exist.

Housing & Communities > Renting a Home
Consumer Protection > Warranties (CV3-d)
Debts & Credit
Housing & Communities > Buying & Selling a Home


(b)
Explore the characteristics and purpose of non-contractual legal documents (e.g., wills, power of attorney and health care directives) and the legislative alternatives when these are not in place or deemed invalid.

Death & Estates > Estates
Planning for the Future > Power of Attorney
Planning for the Future > Health Care Directives


(c)
Create scenarios that include the required elements (e.g., offer, acceptance, consideration) and potential invalidating factors (e.g., consent, capacity, duress, undue influence, mistake, misrepresentation, illegal contract, contrary to public policy) of a valid contract.

Consumer Protection > Contracts for Purchase (CV3-d)


(d)
Discuss the Consumer Protection Act (2013) and critique common consumer contracts to determine whose interests are being protected in the contract.

Consumer Protection
(CV3-a, CV3-c, CV3-e)

(e) Examine remedies available to both parties in situations where a contract has been breached.

Consumer Protection > Contracts for Purchase > Cancelling a Contract (CV3-c, CV3-d)


(f)
Assess instances when an individual should consult a lawyer for legal services related to civil law.

Courts & Legal System > Lawyers > Finding a Lawyer


(g)
Identify possible dangers of relying on non-professional legal advice.


(h)
Recognize that a legal document from one jurisdiction may not be valid in another.


(i)
Examine employment standards and workplace rights and responsibilities in The Saskatchewan Employment Act (2013) such as:

  • occupational health and safety;
  • wage and pay;
  • work schedules;
  • vacations, public holidays, leave and absences;
  • employment standards in professions and industries;
  • human rights (e.g., harassment, pay equity); and,
  • regulation regarding notice of termination or dismissal.