Oh….Canada, Quirky Canadian Laws



  • 30% of a radio station’s 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.  


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  

City Laws

  • Calgary – 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.  
  • Edmonton – Horses are not allowed to stand on the streets for more than 20 minutes. 

British Columbia 

Provincial Laws  

  • It is illegal to kill a Sasquatch.  

City Laws

  • Victoria – Street entertainers aren’t allowed to give kids balloon animals.  

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.  


City Laws

  • Etobicoke – Bylaw states that no more than 3.5 inches of water is allowed in a bathtub.
  • Oshawa – It’s illegal to climb trees.
  • Ottawa – It’s illegal to eat ice-cream on Bank Street on a Sunday. 
  • Toronto – You can’t drag a dead horse down Yonge St. on a Sunday. 
  • Toronto – You’re not allowed to release 10 or more helium balloons within 24 hours.    


Provincial Laws  

  • It’s illegal for margarine to be the same colour as butter.  

City Laws

  • Montreal – The Queen Elizabeth Hotel must feed your horse freely when you rent a room.  
  • Montreal – Cars parked in public places must be locked, and their windows must be down to less than the width of a hand.
  • Quebec City – You may not swear in French.

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