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Introduces the student to important philosophical principles of liberal political theory that have had a major influence upon the political and legal developments in Canada since 1867. Presents a liberal justice response to recent challenges in our self-understanding as Canadians. Reveals philosophical underpinnings of the Canadian legal system. Emphasises the present Canadian context that includes liberalism, multiculturalism (minority rights) and Indigenous concepts of justice. Also introduces important historical phenomena in Canada since 1867. Prerequisite: JUST303