Adversarial System

The Canadian legal system, made up of laws, rules and procedures, is a competitive system based on equal adversaries representing two different sides: the defense and the prosecution (the Crown). These opposing parties present their case in court and try to get a result which is favourable to themselves. The judge who hears the proceedings remains impartial. 

Mennonite Central Committee Canada. (2011). Getting through the maze: A guidebook for survivors of homicide.

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