How Canada Is Governed; A Short Account of Its Executive, Legislative, Judicial and Municipal Institutions with an Historical Outline of Their Origin

How Canada Is Governed; A Short Account of Its Executive, Legislative, Judicial and Municipal Institutions with an Historical Outline of Their Origin

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...the following courts try actions for the recovery of small debts: --In Ontario.--The division courts whose jurisdiction does not extend beyond $200 in actions for debt or contract. In no case can the sum of the amount to be gone into exceed $400. Their jurisdiction does not cover in any shape gambling debts, liquor drunk in a tavern, or notes of hand given therefor, titles to land, will or settlement, tolls, customs or franchise, slander, seduction, wills or testaments, or actions against a justice of the peace for anything done in the execution of his office. Appeals lie under certain conditions to a divisional court of appeal (see below, p. 189). As a rule the presiding judges are judges of the county courts, but any barrister may be appointed to hold the same. In Quebec.--The circuit court (see below, p. 179), recorders' courts in cities (in cases of wages and actions between lessors and lessees), commissioners' courts established in certain parts of the country, and magistrates' courts. COUNTY COURTS. 179 In New Brunswick.--Stipendiary or police magistrates, parish commissioners, and justices of the peace, where the debt does not exceed $80. In Nova Scotia.--One or two justices, according to the amount of the debt, which cannot exceed $80 in any case. In Prince Edward Island.--The city court at Charlottetown, and the small debt court at Summerside, where the amount does not exceed $80 and $50 respectively. In British Columbia.--Stipendiary and police magistrates, where the debt does not exceed $100. In Manitoba.--The county courts are the courts for the collection of small debts (see next paragraph). 2.--County Courts. Higher in the legal structure are the county courts, which have larger powers in civil actions than those just named. The..show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236660595
  • 9781236660596