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Dumb Laws in Canada

In Calgary, Alberta it is illegal to buy and/or sell non prescription contacts at costume shops
Comic books which depict any illegal acts are banned.
When raining, a person may not water his/her lawn.
Homeowners are responsible for clearing snow off of municipal sidewalks.
“For Sale” signs are not permitted in the windows of moving vehicles.
It is illegal to turn right on a red light at any time. (Repealed 2003 – However, the law remains in effect in the city of Montreal)
It is illegal to eat ice-cream on Bank Street on a Sunday.
Cars parked in public places must be locked, and their windows must be down to less than the width of a hand.
Margarine producers can’t make their margarine yellow.
You can’t drag a dead horse down Yonge Street on a Sunday.
35% of a radio stations content must be “Canadian Content”.
One’s rear license plate may not be protected by glass or plastic.
All business signs in the province of Quebec must be predominantly in French.
Residents are not allowed to have an Internet connection faster than 56k.
You may not pay for a fifty-cent item with only pennies.
Citizens may not relieve themselves or spit on the street.
Bylaw states that no more than 3.
You may not paint a ladder as it will be slippery when wet.
Citizens may not publicly remove bandages.
Not only do all exterior painting jobs require a permit (for color) but, for instance, the City went to Appeals Court over the exact type of division inside a window frame.
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