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A type of legislation that goes through a
rigorous review process before becoming law. Acts are also known as statutes.
Administrative tribunals, boards or commissions
deal with specific legal issues outside of the court system.
Alberta Court of Justice
Formerly known as Provincial Court, the Alberta Court of Justice deals with most criminal, civil and family matters.
Written laws that municipal governments create.
A system of fundamental principles that govern a nation, state or other organization. The Constitution is the supreme law in Canada. Canada’s Constitution consists of The Constitution Act, 1867, The Constitution Act, 1982 (which includes the Charter), and unwritten rules and customs.
A claim that an individual or organization can make to the courts if they think legislation violates the Constitution.
Court of Appeal of Alberta
Alberta’s appeal court that hears appeals of
decisions from the superior court and certain other decision-makers. It does
not re-try cases.
Court of King’s Bench of Alberta
Alberta’s superior court that can deal with
criminal and civil issues. It also conducts judicial review of government and