|13 Strange Canadian Laws You Never Knew Existed
- A Toronto businessman found that to sell edible underwear in his ‘Adult Entertainment’ store, he’d need a food license.
- It's Illegal To Whistle in Petrolia, Ont. A Petrolia city
rep says this unusual law simply aims to limit excessive noise between
11 p.m. and 7 a.m., but according to Article 3, 772.3.6 on the town’s
website, “Yelling, shouting, hooting, whistling or singing is prohibited
at all times.”
- Keep Your Booze At Home. According to the Importation of
Intoxicating Liquors Act (which dates back to the time of prohibition
and bootleggers), you can only legally move a bottle of booze from one
province to another with the permission of the provincial liquor control
board. The situation changed on May 28th, 2012, allowing you to legally
move wine, but little else.
- It's Illegal To Attach a Siren To Your Bike in Sudbury, Ont. Since
1973, the only noise-makers Sudbury cyclists can attach to their bikes
are bells and horns. Breaking noise bylaws in Sudbury can lead to fines
up to $5,000.
- It's Illegal to Skinny Dip in Bancroft, Ont.
- According to Canada’s Currency Act of 1985, there are limits to the
number of coins you can use in a transaction. If it’s nickels,
vendors can say no to any purchase over $5, while the loonie limit is
- Taxi Drivers Can't Wear a T-Shirt in Halifax, N.S. According
to Halifax’s Regional Municipality Bylaws for Taxis and Limousines,
number 42 a) stipulates drivers must wear shoes and socks, keep their
attire in neat and tidy condition at all times, and absolutely cannot
wear a t-shirt.
- It was illegal for non-dark soft drinks to contain caffeine. Sprite,
Mountain Dew and other non-dark soft drinks couldn’t contain caffeine,
but that all changed in March 2010 with the advent of “energy drinks”
like Redbull. Now you can have caffeine in soft drinks like orange and
grape soda, however there is a limit, and it’s still lower than colas.
- It's illegal to build big snowmen in Souris, P.E.I. A local law warns residents against building
monstrous snowmen. If you live on a corner lot it’s against the law to
built a snowman taller than 30-inches.
- Thanks to lobbying by dairy farmers it was illegal to sell
butter-coloured margarine in Ontario until 1995. In fact, margarine was
altogether banned in Canada from 1886 to 1948 (there was a brief
reprieve during WW1).
- Keep Out of the Water in Toronto Harbour. According to the
Toronto Port Authority, you can’t swim anywhere in the harbour that
hasn’t been designated a swimming area by the City of Toronto.
- Keep Your Comics Clean. The way Canadian law currently stands, “Everyone commits an
offence who… (b) makes, prints, publishes, distributes, sells or has in
his possession for the purpose of publication, distribution or
circulation a crime comic.”
- Clotheslines Were Banned. Many Canadian communities long restricted the use of clotheslines
because they just didn’t like the look of them. Now because of increased
energy consciousness the provincial government has stepped in with a
ruling that overrides neighbourhood regulations.
- Keep Your Kids at Home in St. Paul, Alta. St. Paul residents
don’t have to worry about their kids sneaking out late at night. It’s
against the law for anyone 15 or younger to loiter in a public place
without supervision of a parent or guardian between 12:01 a.m. and 6
And you thought we had it bad!!!
This is a good explanation of Bill C-45. Click on the photo below to see it enlarged.
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Letter in the The Parksville-Qualicum Beach News.
Center for Disease Control has issued a warning
about a new virulent strain of an old disease.
disease is called Gonorrhea
Lectim. It's pronounced "Gonna re-elect
'em," and it is a terrible disease.
The disease is contracted through dangerous and
high risk behavior involving
putting your cranium up your rectum. Many
victims contracted it in 2007 when
they re-elected the Harper Conservatives in
Canada and are now starting to realize how
destructive this sickness is.
It's sad because Gonorrhea
easily cured with a new drug just coming on the
market called It's pronounced "Vote-em-out". You take the
first dose in March 2011 and don't engage in
such behavior again; otherwise, it could become
permanent and eventually wipe out all life as
we know it in Canada.