Legal information texts

Introduction

Legal information texts developed for the Financial Education and Contemporary World programs. Ready-made quizzes included!

We have developed legal information texts for the Financial Education and Contemporary World programs. Each text comes with a reading comprehension quiz and an answer sheet (available only to teachers logged in to their account).

Understanding Warranties on Things You Buy

A warranty is like a promise by the seller that what you buy will work as it’s supposed to, at least for a certain amount of time.
Subject: Financial Education
Themes / issues: Consuming goods and services
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Your Rights When You Shop : Top 5

Exchanges and refunds, having to leave your bags at the entrance, pricing errors on your bills, gift cards, etc.
Subject: Financial Education
Themes / issues: Consuming goods and services
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Cell Phone Contracts: Legal Protections

Take time to understand the contract that comes with the phone, especially if it’s your “first time”.
Subject: Financial Education
Themes / issues: Consuming goods and services
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Cancelling a Contract

You might have heard that once you sign a contract, you're stuck with it. Well, it's true.
Subject: Financial Education
Themes / issues: Consuming goods and services
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Advertising Aimed at Youth

Did you know that advertising aimed at people under the age of 13 is not allowed in Quebec?
Subject: Financial Education
Themes / issues: Consuming goods and services
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Guarantors: When Someone Promises To Pay With You or for You

Your mother decides to act as a “guarantor”, also called a “surety”. What does this mean?
Subject: Financial Education
Themes / issues: Consuming goods and services
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Labour standards: Rules for the workplace

It sets the minimum working conditions that employers must offer employees.
Subject: Financial Education
Themes / issues: Entering the workforce
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Salary, Commission, and Tips

The rules aren't the same for all jobs. What rules apply to the salary you are paid?
Subject: Financial Education
Themes / issues: Entering the workforce
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Mistakes at the Cash Register: Do you have to pay for them?

We all make mistakes. But what if this happens at work? Can an employer force you to pay for a mistake you have made?
Subject: Financial Education
Themes / issues: Entering the workforce
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At Work: Public Holidays, Annual Vacations and Breaks

You have a right to get breaks as well as time off for holidays and when you're sick.
Subject: Financial Education
Themes / issues: Entering the workforce
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Paid training

The rule is simple: employers have to pay their employees for all the hours they ask them to work.
Subject: Financial Education
Themes / issues: Entering the workforce
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Juggling Work and School

Until the end of the school year when you turn 16, your employer must make sure that school comes before work.
Subject: Financial Education
Themes / issues: Entering the workforce
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Going to school is Mandatory

Not only do you have the right to go to school, but your are required to.
Subject: Financial Education
Themes / issues: Entering the workforce
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School fees and expenses

Elementary school, high school, CEGEP, university. In Quebec, public education is free... up to a point.
Subject: Financial Education
Themes / issues: Pursuing an education
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Le droit, c'est quoi?

Le droit prend une place importante dans ta vie. Au Québec, il existe des milliers de lois et de règlements qui peuvent affecter ta vie.
Subject: Contemporary World
Themes / issues: Power: Powers of states
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The Law in Different Times and Places

Is the law in Quebec the same as in Ontario, the United States, or Peru? Is the law the same as 50 years ago? Of course not!
Subject: Contemporary World
Themes / issues: Power: Powers of states
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What is International Law?

International law applies between different countries, to international organisations and between citizens of different countries.
Subject: Contemporary World
Themes / issues: Tensions and conflicts: UN and Conventions, treaties and agreements
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