Equitable doctrines and maxims.
Canadian law is mainly comprised of statutes (legislation enacted by Parliament and the provincial legislatures) and common law (the body of law developed through court judgments). In addition, there is the law of equity that permits a court to grant equitable relief where there is no relief at common law, and which includes its own doctrines and maxims.Historical Background Canadian law has its origins in England. The law of equity began emerging between the 13th to 17th centuries. T...