Information about Canadian laws is available at CIC.GC.ca. This information is divided into five sections, including Canadian law and justice, public and private law, the courts, legal representation and the police. The site also provides links to information regarding family violence, family law and individual rights.
In Canada, no one is above the law, including government and public officials and the police. Personal liberty and equality are recognized as basic rights and are protected under the law. In Canada, all are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Public laws address the relationship between citizens and society, while private laws address interpersonal relationships. Individuals can settle legal disagreements in Canadian courts, though most disputes are settled outside of the court system through mediation or arbitration.