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The Roots of Canadian Law in Canada. (Mcgill Law Journal Annual Lecture Series)

McGill Law Journal 2010, Wntr, 54, 4

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This article asks the Canadian legal community to look beyond the standard historical viewpoint that roots Canadian law in the British common law and French civil law traditions. The author discusses the historical foundations of Canadian law in a uniquely Canadian context, beginning with the earliest interactions between the First Nations and the Europeans. Drawing on the research outlined in his recent book, A Fair Country, the author challenges his audience to think of Canadian law as far more than the local implementation of foreign legal traditions. While Canada has freely borrowed from various legal traditions, the application of law in Canada has been a unique process intimately tied to Canadian history. The author calls on us to recognize a distinctly Canadian legal tradition which has grown out of Aboriginal law and subsequent local experience while being influenced by, but by no means limited to, common law and civil law traditions. Cet article demande a la communaute juridique canadienne d'aller au-dela du point de vue historique standard selon lequel les racines du droit canadien se trouvent dans les traditions de common law britannique et de droit civil francais. L'auteur retrace les fondements historiques du droit canadien dans le contexte unique du pays, en commencant par les premieres interactions entre les Premieres Nations et les Europeens. En s'appuyant sur les recherches etayees dans son recent livre Monpavs metis', l'auteur enjoint le public a envisager le droit canadien comme beaucoup plus que la simple implantation locale de traditions juridiques etrangeres. Bien que le Canada ait emprunte librement a diverses traditions juridiques, l'application du droit au Canada a toujours ete un processus unique intimement lie a l'histoire canadienne. L'auteur nous interpelle pour que nous reconnaissions une tradition juridique canadienne distincte, issue du droit autochtone et de l'experience locale subsequente, tout en etant influencee par les traditions de common law et de droit civil sans y etre limitee.

The Roots of Canadian Law in Canada. (Mcgill Law Journal Annual Lecture Series)
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  • Category: Law
  • Published: 01 January 2010
  • Publisher: McGill Law Journal (Canada)
  • Print Length: 52 Pages
  • Language: English
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