This course builds on the student's knowledge of Criminal Code offenses developed in Introduction to Criminal law, by introducing the quasi-criminal offences found in the Ontario Provincial Statutes. Students will begin their studies by examining the Provincial Offences Act, which governs all Provincial prosecutions, and then delve into the various provincial statutes, such as Trespass to Property Act, Liquor License Act, Child and Family Services Act and the Family Law Act. A Provincial Prosecutor will present a guest lecture to provide the students with the benefit of his/her experience in the Provincial Offences Court setting.Practical exercise scenarios will permit the students to apply their knowledge of these statutes.
Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.