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  1. TimeLine The Evolution of The Canadian Legal system

  2. The code of Hammurabi 1792-1750 BCE • One of the earliest known set of laws • Were set upon the Babylonian people and was written by their King; Hammurabi

  3. The great laws of manu1280- 880 bce • Laws for the people of India transferred orally in previous decades

  4. Mosaic lawapproximately 1250 BCE • More commonly known now as the Ten Commandments • The laws were said to have come from God who shared his rules with Moses • Moses told him to share his rules with the Hebrew people

  5. Roman law 450 bce Two basic concepts • Law must be recorded • Cannot be left to judges alone to decide Was written on wood and bronze

  6. Early British Law43 Ce – 410 Ce Romans imposed their laws on Great Britain

  7. Napoleonic code1804 Napoleon wanted to unify French Law and created his own set and set them upon all the countries he ruled.

  8. The treaty of Paris1763 • The signing of the treaty put to a stop the seven years war between Great Britain, France, Spain, Portugal

  9. Quebec act 1774 Parliament of Great Britain set rules of governance on Quebec

  10. British emancipation act1833 Great Britain passes a law which gave slaves their freedom Slave “owner” were compensated for the loss •

  11. British North America Act 1867 Contributes majorly to Canada’s constitution much later in history

  12. Military voters act1917 Gives woman a right to vote if they have relatives in the British Military\

  13. Woman have the right to vote1917-1951 Statues set in individual provinces starting with Manitoba that allow woman the right to vote

  14. Famous Five1929 When the Supreme Court ruled that the word “persons” did not apply to woman under the BNA act the famous five appealed it to the Privy Council in England which ruled woman being considered “persons”

  15. Canada joins league of nations1927-1930 Canada joined the league of nations separate from Britain

  16. Statue of Westminster1931 Allows Canada to make own laws without Britain

  17. Canadian citizenship act1946 Allows Canadians to be citizens previously considered British subjects.

  18. United nations1945 United nations formed to take the place of the league of nations. Canada has been a strong supporter and involved since the beginning. Lester B Pearson won the noble peace prize for his work in the UN during the Suez Crisis.

  19. Bill of rights 1947 In Saskatchewan Tommy Douglas passes the first human rights statue in Canada

  20. Female employees equal pay act 1954 Act allows woman the right to equal pay for the work they do compared to men. “Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work”

  21. The Canadian Bill of Rights1960 Diefenbaker passed the Canadian bill of rights. “The preamble of the Bill of Rights affirms the dignity and worth of the human person.”

  22. The constitution act /Charter of rights and freedoms 1982 Part of which was the charter of rights and freedoms which gave Canadians many rights and securities as a citizen

  23. Canadian labour code1985 Deals with: 1. Bargaining between workers and unions 2. Health and safety 3. Employment standards

  24. Youth criminal justice act2002 • Act that builds on the Young Offenders Act • Set in place for the trials and punishment of youth

  25. Immigration and Refugee Protection Act2002 “An Act respecting immigration to Canada and the granting of refugee protection to persons who are displaced, persecuted or in danger”

  26. Civil marriage act 2005 Canada became one of the first countries to legalize same sex marriage. Allows men and woman the right to marry whichever gender they please.