The Laws

Canadian Photography Laws » The Laws

There are two different kinds of legal situations that we are interested in.  First, there are laws, regulations, statutes, and bylaws, which society dictates are things that you are not allowed to do.  The government (being municipal, provincial, or federal), on behalf of society, will enforce these, and punish you with fines, jail time, or community service.  You can find the applicable laws under the following categories:

The other legal situation that applies here is between you and a private citizen or company, and is called Civil Law, or Private Law.  Damages and restitution are awarded usually as financial compensation, to the victim.  You can find the applicable laws under the category:

For more information about types of Canadian Law, see the Wikipedia article.



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