Legal Principles for Young Adults in Canada

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Unit 4: Legal Principles for Young Adults in Canada Homework Assignment

Instructions: Answer each question in complete coherent sentences. Include the headings and important parts of the question in each of your answers. Refer to your textbook All About Law. Gibson, Dwight L., and Terry G. Murphy. All About Law. 5th. Toronto: Nelson, Thomson Canada Limited, 2003.

Hand In Checklist
Students participated in a number of activities during our class for Unit 4. Please hand in the following completed items at the beginning of next class.

  • Unit 4: Legal Principles for Young Adults in Canada(Thinking ____/50 marks)
  • Law Student’s Glossary: Unit 4 entries (Communication ___/10 marks)


Driver's Licence

Refer to http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/classes.shtml

1. How many licence classes are there in Ontario?


Refer to http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/classes.shtml
2. What type of vehicle is a driver allowed to drive with the following licences?

  • Class A-
  • Class B-
  • Class D-


Refer to http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/drvlicen.shtml#intro
3. List the three (3) identifying components of the plastic Ontario driver's licence.


4. What does "X" condition mean on a driving license? Explain.


Refer to http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/faq/driver.shtml#raising
5. What is the minimum age to obtain an Ontario driver's licence?


Refer to http://www.drivetest.ca/en/license/HowToApply.aspx
6. When applying for a Ontario driver's licence name one document an applicant must provide as proof of their legal name, date of birth and signature.

7. What forms of payment can an applicant use to prepay for their road test?


Refer to http://www.drivetest.ca/en/loc/Dec.aspx
8. Provide the address for the DriveTest Driver Examination Centre close to your home.

Graduated Driver's Licensing

Refer to http://www.drivetest.ca/en/faq/FAQ.aspx
9. Provide two (2) reasons why we need graduated licensing.

Refer to http://www.drivetest.ca/en/license/Fee.aspx
10. How much does G1 Licence cost?

11. How much does G2 road test cost?


Refer to http://www.drivetest.ca/en/edu/HandbookDriver.aspx
12. What does The Official Driver's Handbook provide?

13. How much does The Official Driver's Handbook cost?

14. Is The Official Driver's Handbook available for sale at Canadian Tire?


Refer to http://www.drivetest.ca/en/edu/ReadyRoad.aspx
15. When is a Level 1 driver NOT allowed to drive?

16. Where may a Level 1 driver NOT drive?

17. What must a Level 2 driver NOT drink?

18. How many months does it take from Level 1 to become a fully licensed class G driver?

Refer to http://www.drivetest.ca/en/edu/RoadSafety.aspx
19. List five (5) ways you can help make Ontario roads safer.

20. List five (5) more ways to help make Ontario's roads safer.

Textbook Questions on Driving

Refer to your textbook "All About Law" Fifth Edition
21. (page 174) According to the Criminal Code, define the term motor vehicle.

22. (page 174) Under the law what are snowmobiles considered?

23. (page 175) Regarding the dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, copy down the two (2) sentences in the first paragraph that starts with "It is an offence to operate a motor vehicle in a manner…."

24. (page 175) How would a person obtain a conviction on "dangerous operation of a motor vehicle"? Explain.

25. (page 176) Describe the four (4) things you as a driver must do if you are involved in a traffic accident.

26. (page 176) Describe the four (4) offences of impaired driving according to Section 253 of the Criminal Code of Canada.

27. (page 177) When does mens rea and actus rea exist for a person to be charged with either care or control offences of a motor vehicle? Explain.

28. (page 178) Explain how a roadside screening test works.

29. (page 177 to 179) In your opinion, should police officers have the RIDE program and breath tests for automobile drivers year round?

30. (page 612) What are demerit points? What is their purpose? Explain.

Textbook Questions on Landlords and Tenants

31. (page 548) What is a landlord?

32. (page 548) What is a tenant?

33. (page 549) List the different classes of tenancy.

34. (page 549) What is joint tenancy?

35. (page 552) In figure 18-6 explain the Legislation, the amount of deposit and the use of the deposit in Ontario.

36. (page 620) What is a security deposit?

37. (page 560) What are the terms of an assignment and sublet?

38. (page 560-561) What would be the advantages and disadvantages of subletting?

39. (page 622) What is a writ of possession?

40. What are the implications of giving a notice of termination?

41. (page 548) What is the contract between a tenant and a landlord called?

Textbook Questions on Laws for Employment

42. (page 570) Describe the hiring and direction involved under the employer-employee relationship.

43. (page 571) Describe five (5) legislation that is outlined in statute laws in the case of Francisco who is working full-time..

44. (page 572) Under Common Law, list the basic duties of the employer and employee in terms of the employment contract.

45. (page 572) If an employee does not perform his or her common-law duties, what does the employer have the legal right to do?


Hand in this Unit along with your Law Student’s Glossary.