The Legal Environment — Administrative and Constitutional Law
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In this course, you will gain an understanding of Alberta’s legal environment, including constitutional and administrative law. The course addresses the constitutional framework of government in Canada, with an emphasis on the division of powers between the Parliament of Canada, the provincial legislatures, and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In the administrative law component, the course addresses the limits on powers granted to administrative decision makers, the duty of fairness and court review of government action.
- How statutes and regulations are created and the benefits and limitations of each
- The Canadian judicial system, focussing on the courts of Alberta
- Constitutional law, the powers that the Legislature can exercise as compared to the powers the Parliament of Canada can exercise
- Administrative law, the concept of jurisdiction and the common law duty of fairness
- The role of the courts in reviewing executive and administrative action