Canadians live by the rule of law. In theory, we are all equally governed by the law, and we all have equal access to our justice system. But in practice, says Toronto lawyer Michael Cochrane, we don’t know enough about our legal rights and obligations.
An updated and expanded edition of the popular Strictly Legal, this book is divided into eleven helpful chapters, each explaining ten things you absolutely need to know about an area of Canadian law, including hiring a lawyer, contracts, real estate transactions, criminal law, wills and estates, employment law, and intellectual property protection. This second edition brings current Canadian law into focus for every reader with new and updated material, including:
- a list of helpful websites and other resources;
- the latest information on fast-changing areas of law such as Family Law and Privacy Law;
- an overview of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, with an emphasis on the ways it affects our everyday lives.