Saturday, August 15, 2009

Dumb Canadian Laws

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I could not believe how hard it was to find dumb laws that exist in Canada! It's a big country, it should be full of dumb laws don't you think? Well I did manage to find a few, so here goes:

Section 331 of the Canadian Criminal Code states that it is illegal to send a telegram or letter threatening a bird. (well - guess I'll just yell at the birds pooping in my garage then)

Canada's criminal code states that anyone, "offending a public place with a bad smell" is liable to two years in jail.

It is illegal for clear or non-dark sodas to contain caffeine. (what's the point then?)

It is illegal to kill a sick person by frightening them.

You may not pay for a fifty-cent item with only pennies.

Alberta: If you are released from prison, it is required that you are given a handgun with bullets and a horse, so you can ride out of town. (I bet the criminals in prison don't know about this one! Good thing too)

Nova Scotia:
When raining, a person may not water his/her lawn.
(Ya think?)

British Columbia:
*It is illegal to kill a sasquatch.
*The best place in Canada to be imprisoned - if you're a bankrupt drunk - A law there requires jailers to bring convicted debtors a pint of beer on demand.

Some dumb City Laws:

Bylaw states that no more than 3.5 inches of water is allowed in a bathtub. (another good reason to take a shower)

If you have a water trough in your front yard it must be filled by 5:00 a.m.
(water trough?)

You can't drag a dead horse down Yonge St. on a Sunday. (good thing Toronto has lots of other streets)
It is illegal for pigs to run in the streets.

Here are some other Dumb Laws - not sure where they originate from though:

It is illegal to have the hind legs of farm animals in your boots.
Dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate in groups of three or more on private property.
It is illegal to wear your boots to bed.
Fish may not be contained in fishbowls while on a public bus.
Tissues are not to be found in the back of one's car.
No one may spit on a sidewalk.
Females are forbidden from doing their own hair without being licensed by the state.
Cars must be tethered outside of public buildings. (Repealed)
It is against the law to read a comic book while operating a motor vehicle.
Violators can be fined, arrested or jailed for making ugly faces at a dog.
Molesting an automobile is illegal
It is unlawful to put any hypnotized person in a display window.
No one may walk backwards downtown while eating a hamburger.
Women may not gamble in the nude, in lingerie, or while wearing a towel.
You may not open a soda bottle without the supervision of a licensed engineer
Elephants are not to be taken into the downtown area.
One's mode of transportation must be tied up while not attended.
Mules may not drink out of bird baths.
Clothes may not be washed in bird baths.

I'm thinking most of these laws and the ones I posted last week are really old. At least I hope so - we are much smarter than this aren't we?


  1. Haha! You can't make ugly faces at a dog? But my dog likes it when I make faces at her! Good thing I live in CA! :)

  2. Hahaha! Those are too funny! Now I'll be forever afraid to eat beans in Canada...I don't want to incur an offending smell.

  3. Hahahaha! Love it - there are some really dumb laws no matter where you go! :)

    I think my favorite is this, though:
    "You may not open a soda bottle without the supervision of a licensed engineer"

  4. Not sure if you did AZ or not but we did something similar like this in school

    In Tombstone,Arizona it is illegal to smile if you have more than two visible teeth missing.

    & Also in tombstone it is illegal for girls to wear pants.

  5. These are so funny! I love silly laws. I think the one that says that it is illegal to drag a dead horse down the street in Toronto is my favorite. :-)~

  6. I can't wait to get over & read last week's now. Old & outdated laws simply crack me up! This one is my favorite I think It is unlawful to put any hypnotized person in a display window lol!

  7. The water trough in MY front yard is always filled by 5am! I thought that was standard everywhere! ;)

  8. Hilarious! Thanks for posting these :)


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