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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Weird laws from Canada - Part 1 (always fun to read such laws and wonder about the situation when they were implemented)

For the Canadians, you may speculate that some of these laws have been repealed, but they are still fun to read.

1. In Uxbridge, Ontario it's illegal to have an internet connection faster than 56k! This must be when the cost of a connection would be high and there would be a lot of competitive jealousy.

2. It is illegal anywhere in Canada to pay for a 26 cent item in all pennies. The limit is 25 cents. If you are paying for your item in nickels, then its illegal to pay for it in nickels if its over $5. Its also illegal to pay for something over $10 dollars in all dimes. What do you do with all your spare change ?

3. In Kanata, Ontario, believe this, it's illegal to have a clothes line in your back yard! Laundries must have paid for this law.

4. In Oshawa, Ontario it's illegal to climb trees!

5. Did you know that in Fort Qu'Appelle Quebec it is illegal for a teen to walk downtown main street with his shoes untied? Its true. Must be a number of them considering it fashionable to not have their shoes tied.

6. Did you know that Canadian law states that every 5th song on the radio must be by a Canadian born citizen? Well believe it or not it is true! France also has a similar law.

7. In Alberta back in the day, it was the law when a prisoner was released from jail that he would be given a gun and horse to ride out of town or city.

8. Through out Ontario the average speed limit is 80 km/h for cars, BUT bicyclists have the right away.

9. No one in Canada is allowed by Canadian law to watch or listen to encrypted broadcast which is not licensed by the Canadian Government. This basically means that its illegal to use US satellite systems like "Direct TV".

10. Supposedly its illegal to buy cigarettes for minors (Under 19), but you can supply them with cigarettes as long as its not in public places. Seems strange.

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