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ENSC 313 is a survey course that introduces a wide range of topics and concepts relating to the legal system in Canada generally, and the operation of public welfare or environmental statutes, laws and regulations within that system. Develops the ability to understand legal terms and concepts concurrently with developing basic legal research skills. Students discuss and review some of the key court decisions and statutes that have directed the development of environmental law in Canada, and are introduced to the principles of statutory interpretation, regulatory and administrative law, and as time allows, the effect of international treaties on Canada’s internal environmental regulation.