Dumb Laws… In Canada

Found this website just a short while ago and found it rather humorous, and insightful. Some of these laws I knew existed, while some are new and surprising to me. Here is a list of dumb laws from Canada. Some seem to be from previous centuries that were just never fixed. You can then peruse the site for other dumb laws from the US and around the world. I like how all the ones from Canada fit on one page, while the ones from the US are sorted by state. :P

Comic books which depict any illegal acts are banned.

35% 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.

Businesses must provide rails for tying up horses.

Wooden logs may not be painted.

You may never use dice to play craps.

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.

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

It is illegal to turn right on a red light at any time.

Margarine producers can’t make their margarine yellow.

All business signs in the province of Quebec must be in French.

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

Homeowners are responsible for clearing snow off of municipal sidewalks.

The city is classified as a no-pee zone.

The color of house and garage doors is regulated by city bylaws (a purple door get you a fine).

You can’t work on your car in the street.

It’s illegal to climb trees.

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15 Responses to “Dumb Laws… In Canada”

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  4. Jessica Says:

    These laws are not enforced anymore. They are real but but not enforced, if you look for odd laws in states in america you will find just as many as you have found here.

  5. UK lawman Says:

    So in Canada, if you want to avoid the expense of buying a gun and bullets, you just have to commit a prisonable offense in Alberta and then request it on release? Mad!

    Well being from the UK I can’t laugh as we still have some silly laws on the staute books such as in the city of Chester’s city walls it is legal to shoot a Welshman with a longbow after sunset (from 1403) and If you break a boiled egg at the wrong end you can be sentenced to 24 hours in the village stocks!

  6. esmé Says:

    wow its illegal to climb trees? I wld go to canada & do that :p

  7. Valerie Says:

    Most of these laws have been changed (some many years ago) and are no longer on the books. They once were. Also, these laws didn’t apply to all of Canada, but to some municipalities or provinces.

  8. alex Says:

    Hey that law where they regulate the color of the house is the best one I think here in El paso tx the mex paint their hous lime green and pink.

  9. Kiki de Montparnasse Says:

    How is it ridiculous to have FRENCH sings in a FRENCH speaking NATION? And according to the “loi 101”, all sings, menus, etc, are supposed to be bilingual… Something that is not done anywhere else in the english part of Canada (except in the region of Ottawa).

  10. faqu Says:

    soooo stupidd.

  11. Jayse Says:

    They’ve changed the red light law, the margarine only applies to quebec, the horse and gun from prison is only 1 city in alberta,
    the garage door regulations, as well as working on your car in the street only apply to Kanata. no pee zone is only guelph.
    The quebec sign law states that they must be in French first, then in English, and this is being adapted for municipalities of Ontario as well to make everything billingual.

  12. Anon. Says:

    …The red light one is only in Quebec, the shotgun one Alberta.

  13. Prox Says:

    Wtf? “It is illegal to turn right on a red light at any time.” what is this bs? You may turn right on red if way is clear and if it’s safe.

  14. nick Says:

    thanks i need these laws for a speech topic

  15. John Garage Says:

    Woah! The color of house and garage doors is regulated!!!! that’s one of the craziest things I’ve heard in a long time..

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