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Administrative Law 

Laws that are intended to ensure that the activities of government are authorized by Parliament or by a provincial legislature, and that laws are implemented and administered in a fair and reasonable manner.

(The Canadian Encyclopaedia. http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0000043

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The following is drawn from the online Canadian Encyclopedia:

"Administrative law is one of the 3 basic areas of public law dealing with the relationship between government and its citizens, the other 2 being constitutional law and criminal law. The major purpose of administrative law is to ensure that the activities of government are authorized by Parliament or by provincial legislatures, and that laws are implemented and administered in a fair and reasonable manner. Administrative law is based on the principle that government action, whatever form it takes, must (strictly speaking) be legal, and that citizens who are affected by unlawful acts of government officials must have effective remedies if the Canadian system of public administration is to be accepted and maintained."

     

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