7 major events that lead to modern Canadian law

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    1,754 BCE
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    1,752 BCE

    Hammurabi code

    The "first" official law created, the law was official because it was written down in a stone tablet, how ever the law had lots of bad outcomes for anyone that was convicted as a criminal, another thing with the law was it did not consider women and slaves as people but rather as property. Ex: if someone was to steal then by law that thief would have there hand cut off and would have to pay a fine
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    529
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    534

    Justinian code

    Was made up by a man named Justinian 1 who was the Eastern Roman Emperor, The law was put into place during 529 CE and only lasted to 534 CE, this was considered another "official" law, how ever again this law still considered women and slaves property and the law punishments were similar to Hammurabi's Code Ex: if someone was to build a house for a family and the house collapsed and killed the homeowners son then that builder would have his son killed too.
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    1066
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    English Common law

    Official law of the UK, the law was made in the medieval times and still is in use today, the common law was made to focus on everything from criminal to tort law, this official law was a major improvement over the Hammurabi code and Justinian code. Ex: if someone was to be caught plotting to kill a king at these times there punishment would most likely be death in a public execution style like flogging ( Whipping) or mutilation, the justice system would rarely give out jail sentences.
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    Civil law

    Mainly used in Quebec due to it having a Public and Private court system, the law was put into place after the fall of New France in 1760 when it was conquered by the British Nation
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    Indian Act

    The law was mainly put in place to take away from the First Nations groups in Canada, the main purpose of this law was to take away the status of First Nations, they tired to send kids to residential schools to "Kill the Indian and save the Child ,they were given their own land to live on called a reserve if someone left the reserve for to long they would loose their status, if someone wanted to vote or join the military they would loose their status.
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    Canadian labor law

    Put into place by the federal and Provincial government in 1900, the law was to change work conditions and improve it more, it was also to stop employers from taking advantage over workers by not giving them health care, giving terrible wages, and too many work hours, after this law was put into place workers formed unions and if there employers still refused this law then the union would go on strike.
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    Women's Suffrage Act

    Started around the 19th Century by 7 Women, the main push behind the act was the right for women to vote and push for equal rights, Women get to work men's job's while there off fighting in World War 1 ,the first group of women were allowed to vote in 1916 in Manitoba,Saskatchewan, and Alberta, 1917 British Columbia, Ontario, World War 1 ends women fight to keep their own jobs, it wasn't till 1960 when Indigenous women could vote
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    Canadian Charter of rights and freedoms

    The Charter of rights and freedom was put into place in 1982 under the Canadian Constitution, the law was made to treat every Canadian Citizen equal to each other and have Similar rights.
    Ex: Freedom of speech, Freedom of expression, Legal Rights, Democratic rights.