Legal Systems in Canada
Canada is a pluralist legal system which is comprised of three distinct legal systems that often intermingle, as the table below shows.
Legal systems in Canada
|Legal System||Applies to|
|Common law||Federal laws apply across Canada to all Canadian citizens and landed immigrants. Provincial laws apply to each province, and municipal by-laws apply to each municipality.|
|Civil law||Quebec jurisdiction|
|Indigenous law||Aboriginal peoples and jurisdictions (reserves)|
While these are the official legal systems in Canada today, a fourth may also be counted, which is biblical law.