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May 2016

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We give you tips on using the news, social media trends and history to talk about the law with students.
Your students might be shopping for a cellphone contract. Do they know how the law protects them and what their responsibilities are?

You and your students can read our article Cellphone Contracts. You’ll find more information in our articles on guarantors and cancelling contracts.

It's 1866. Quebec organizes the rules and customs inherited from France and some principles of English law into a law called the Civil Code of Lower Canada. This is a year before Britain passes the Constitution Act, 1867 and creates the nation we call Canada.

The Civil Code is a fundamental law in Quebec, containing rules that are part of our daily lives. It was modernized in 1994 and renamed the Civil Code of Québec.

Why not talk to your class about how law changes as society changes?

Start by reading our article Understanding Civil Law.

And have some fun comparing parts of the 1866 Civil Code of Lower Canada with today’s Civil Code of Québec. For example, in 1866, Article 174 stated that “A husband owes protection to his wife; a wife obedience to her husband.” Today, spouses are equal in the eyes of the law.


Some lucky students at Massey-Vanier High School recently got to meet the Honourable J. Michel Doyon, Quebec’s lieutenant governor. He gave Éducaloi’s workshop Pick Your Side! to a Secondary 4 Ethics and Religious Culture class.

Why not invite a lawyer to give a free workshop to your class? Start planning now for next school year.

Summer is coming, and for some of your students, a summer job. Help them learn their rights and responsibilities at work.

Begin by reading our article on labour standards. Then create a quiz. Here are some ideas:

Click on the links to find the answers.
Have you used our downloadable teaching guides? Tell us what you think of them.

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