JASON'S TOP 10 CRAZIEST LAWS IN THE CITY OF KAWARTHA LAKES - THAT YOU DIDN'T EVEN KNOW YOU WERE BREAKING!

1.You could go to jail if you in any way melt, deface, alter or change any coin [Canadian Currency Act].   

2.Practicing witchcraft, sorcery and the dark arts is strictly illegal [Criminal Code, s. 365].

3.You cannot challenge anyone to a duel (swords or pistols) – period [Criminal Code, s. 71].

4.Possessing any comic book depicting any criminal act is highly illegal [Criminal Code, s. 164.1].

5.You cannot use too many coins to pay for your dinner or other purchase; specifically, a maximum of $25 (if using loonies) or a maximum of $5, if using nickels, etc. [Canadian Currency Act, 1985].

6.You could be jailed if you trick or mislead anyone to thinking something is Canadian maple syrup, when it is not [Maple Product Regulations, s. 3.1].

7.In fact, you can turn left at a red light if you're on a one-way street and you're about to turn onto another one-way street [Highway Traffic Act].

8.You can apologize to someone for something you said, without admitting any liability whatsoever for your statement or initial defamation of that person [Apology Act].

9. You cannot "enter or leave [an] aircraft during flight unless. . . (a) the person leaves for the purpose of making a parachute descent”. If the passenger is in possession of a parachute, however, making a mid-air jump from the plane can only be done with the permission of the pilot. So, if you jump out of a plane without a parachute and survive, you could go straight to jail, do not collect $200.

10.It’s totally illegal to scare or alarm the Queen [Criminal Code].


Thank you for reading this - Jason Ward of WARDS LAWYERS PC.

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