CLN4U1- Canadian and International Law
Topic #1: LAW REFORM
Factors Driving Changes in Law
Throughout Canadian history, people have sought to change existing
laws and to bring new laws into effect.
In groups, provide some (3 minimum) examples of how these factors
have influenced changes in the law?
Topic #1: Demographic Changes:
Topic #2: Technological Changes:
Topic #3: Changes in Values:
Topic #4: National Emergencies:
Class Discussion Questions:
1. For the possibility of change to exist, these conditions must be
present in a country: a) Rule of Law, b) Democracy, c) Independent
Justice System. Why? What do they mean?
2. Provide some examples of changes to laws that have taken place
because of individual action?
3. Provide some examples of changes to laws that have taken place
because of collective action?
4. What opportunities are there in a democratic state to change
unpopular laws? Which opportunity do you feel is most effective?