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Strange Canadian Laws

Strange Laws in Canada:

  • 30% of a radio stations content must be "Canadian Content"
  • You may not pay for a fifty-cent item with only pennies.
  • Citizens may not publicly remove bandages.
  • It is illegal for clear or non-dark sodas to contain caffeine.

Alberta Provincial Laws

  • Businesses must provide rails for tying up horses.
  • Wooden logs may not be painted.
  • It is illegal to set fire to the wooden leg of a wooden legged man
  • You may never use dice to play craps.

British Columbia Provincial Laws

  • It is illegal to kill a sasquatch.

New Brunswick Provincial Laws

  • Driving on the roads is not allowed.

Nova Scotia Provincial Laws

  • When raining, a person may not water his/her lawn.

Ontario Provincial Laws

  • The speed limit is 80 kph for cars, but bicyclists have the right of way.

Quebec Provincial Laws

  • It is illegal to turn right on a red light at any time.
  • All business signs in the province of Quebec must be in French. If the business operator wishes to have English on the sign, the French must be at least twice as large as the English is. There are no laws governing the usage of other languages on signs. -Bill 101 (Passed 1976)
  • No language other than French is permitted to be shown out doors.

City Laws


  • It is considered an offence to have more than two colours of paint on your house.
  • You may not own a log cabin.


  • Bylaw states that no more than 3.5 inches of water is allowed in a bathtub.


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


  • Homeowners are responsible for clearing snow off of municipal sidewalks.


  • The city is classified as a no-pee zone.


  • The colour of house and garage doors is regulated by city bylaws (a purple door get you a fine). It is also illegal to have a clothes line in your backyard.
  • You can't work on your car in the street.


  • The Queen Elizabeth Hotel must feed your horse freely when you rent a room.
  • You may not wash your car in the street.
  • You may not park a car in such a way that it is blocking your own driveway.
  • "For Sale" signs are not permitted in the windows of moving vehicles.
  • Cars parked in public places must be locked, and their windows must be down to less than the width of a hand.
  • One's rear license plate may not be protected by glass or plastic.
  • You may not swear in French.
  • Citizens may not relieve themselves or spit on the street. Punishable by a fine of over 100 Canadian dollars.


  • It's illegal to climb trees.
  • Homeowners are responsible for clearing snow off of municipal sidewalks. If sidewalks is not cleaned within 24 hours after a snowfall, city workers will clean it and the cost will be placed on the homeowners tax bill.


  • It is illegal to eat ice-cream on Bank Street on a Sunday.


  • Not only do all exterior painting jobs require a permit (for colour) but, for instance, the City went to Appeals Court over the exact type of division inside a window frame.


  • You can't drag a dead horse down Yonge St. on a Sunday.


  • Residents are not allowed to have an Internet connection faster than 56k.


  • You may not paint a ladder as it will be slippery when wet.
  • It is illegal to show public affection on Sunday.
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