Sources of Law

Quebec Real Estate- Sources Of Law

The sources of law can be defined as the medium of drafting and interpreting the law.

The first source that comes to mind is obviously the body of laws or statutes. Statutes are provincial or federal, depending on whether they are passed by the legislature of the federal government, or by that of a provincial government.

A second source of law are rules of law that result from court judgments. These rules of law constitute what is known as case law, or  jurisprudence.

Custom in the legal sense of the word, is also a source of law.

The fourth and final source of law, doctrine, does not really create rules of law.

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