Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Weird Laws

Craig and I, and apparently the majority of our poll respondents, believe the law which does not allow a truck driver to smoke in his vehicle is ridiculous.

Again, it is a 305 dollar fine if you are ticketed under that law, but it’s a 250 dollar fine to smoke in a car with a minor present.

It does present me with an opportunity to go into the achieves and revive the unexplainable, absurd and always humorous bizarre laws of Canada.

Did you know that in Fort Qu‘Appelle, Quebec it is illegal for a teen to walk downtown main street with his shoes untied?

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 it’s illegal to pay for it in nickels if it’s over $5. It’s also illegal to pay for something over $10 dollars in all dimes.

In London, it is against the city by-law to allow your grass in your front yard to grow any taller then an inch and a half. If you do, the city will come by and cut it for you then give you a fine for $200.

Quebec law states that all business signs must be in French. If the owner wants English on the sign then the French print has to be twice as large as the English print.

In Nova Scotia a person is not allowed to water their grass when it's raining. Not like someone would do this, but it's against the law in Nova Scotia!

In Cobourg, if you have a water trough in your front yard, it must be filled by 5:00am!

In Guelph, the city is classified as a no pee zone!

In Toronto, Ontario, where I lived, it's illegal to drag a dead horse down Younge St on a Sunday!

In Ottawa, you are not allowed to eat ice cream on Bank St on a Sunday!

In Beaconsfield, it's considered an offense to have more than two colours on your house.

In Oshawa, it's illegal to climb trees!

It is illegal for a man to drink with a woman in an Edmonton beer parlor in Alberta.

It is unlawful to throw snowballs or set off firecrackers within the city of Calgary, without the authorization of the mayor or City Council.

All bicycle riders in Edmonton must signal with the arm before making a turn, and a bicycle rider must keep both hands on the handlebars at all times.

You are not allowed to play a musical instrument in a park in Windsor.

It is against the law to go naked in your own home if you leave the blinds up in Winnipeg.

I’ve never been so glad to be an Ontarian.

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