The Legal Environment
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In this course, you will gain a general understanding of Alberta’s legal environment, including constitutional, administrative, contract and tort law. The course examines how laws are created and interpreted and examines 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 second segment of this course, you will be guided through the development of aboriginal and treaty rights together with an explanation of why these rights are relevant today to the Alberta Civil Service. Given the nature of the subject matter, this course will be presented in a lecture format, and is intended to aid managers in understanding and addressing current and emerging issues and opportunities respecting the Aboriginal peoples of Alberta.
- How statutes and regulations are created and the benefits and limitations of each
- An overview of contract law
- An overview of tort law
- An overview of constitutional law
- An overview of administrative law
- Who are the Aboriginal peoples of Canada?
- The historical development of Aboriginal and treaty rights
- Aboriginal rights and historical and modern treaty rights
- First Nation and Métis governance
- The assertion of Aboriginal and treaty rights on Alberta public lands
- Current and emerging issues