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Odd Law


The written law is often plagued with outdated decisions, perplexing paradoxes, and the uncommon common sense!

While our pop culture is filled with many untrue quirky myths indeed many apparent legal absurdities do actually exist.  A quick Google search will review many inane examples, many of which served a purpose at one time but have become impractical; however, many current laws also appear outright illogical.  Additionally, some illogically appearing laws that remain do often have a sensible reasoning.  Below are some examples:  

Coins
In Canada, the maximum quantity of coins that may be used as currency within any given transaction is governed by the federal Currency Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. ...

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Discrimination
The Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.19 provides a variety of protections from discrimination; however, there are certain exceptions that allow ...

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Dueling Banjos
Youtube movie://www.youtube.com/embed/TXyvCJlPgME The Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1990, c. C-43, s.71 forbids dueling whereas it states: 71. Every ...

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Executions
In Canada, the last execution occurred in 1962 and the law permitting capital punishment of humans was abolished in 1976; albeit, in 1987 a Bill brought in ...

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Selling Haunted Houses
The recent case of 1784773 Ont. Inc. v K-W Labour Association et al, 2013 ONSC 5401 suggests that a seller who 'jokes' about a house being haunted will be ...

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Waterskiing
Imagine a scenario where an operator of a watercraft is charged under s.250(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46 for operating a ...

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Warning All Wizards
According to the Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46: 365. Every one who fraudulently (a) pretends to exercise or to use any kind of witchcraft, ...

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Barbie Lawsuit
Back in the late 1990's there was a hit song, "Barbie Girl" by the group Aqua.  The song was published by MCA Records and was a sarcastic parody ...

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Comic Book Crime
The Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46, states: 163. (1) Every one commits an offence who (a) makes, prints, publishes, distributes, ...

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Pringles
In 2009, Proctor & Gamble, the manufacturer and distributor of PringlesTM found out the expensive way that Pringles are deemed a potato product ...

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Seatbelts
In law, a corporation is legally deemed a "person" that is capable of entering into contracts, of suing, of being sued, of being fined, among other things. The ...

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Trick or Treat
In Bathurst, New Brunswick, Bylaw #2005-17 forbids anyone over the age of fourteen from trick or treating for candy.  Additionally, Hallowe-en ...

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