13 Weird Laws In Quebec That Make Absolutely No Sense At All
You're probably a lawbreaker.
Most of us do our best to be good, law-abiding citizens. Staying within our legal limits and respecting the laws in our province, and country, even if sometimes we may not totally agree with it.
Like most places, Quebec has a few laws that are a bit outdated which makes them quite a bit more ridiculous to be following in 2018, some laws seeming more like a joke than actually protecting the public from any harm. But there are also some interesting (read: stupid) laws that weren't created all that long ago. The truth is, you probably didn't even know most of these existed, and I bet that you have probably broken the law a few times and didn't even realize.
1. It's illegal to swear in French
2. In Beaconsfield, it's illegal to have more than two colours of paint on your house
3. It's against the law to remove a Band-Aid while in public
4. Quebec law states that French words must be two times bigger than English words on all commercial signs
5. You cannot pay for something that costs more than five dollars with nickels, and something that costs more than 25 dollars with loonies
6. It's illegal for teenagers to walk down the street with their shoes untied
7. In Quebec, it's totally illegal to impersonate a foreigner
8. The Queen Elizabeth Hotel must legally provide hay for your horse when you rent a room
9. Practicing witchcraft (even if it's faked) is 100% illegal
10. It's illegal to enter a swimming pool alone unless you're over eight years old
11. You legally cannot park your car in front of your own garage
12. It is illegal to challenge someone to a duel
13. It's completely illegal to scare the Queen
It's safe to say you really did not know about most of these. The question is, how many times have you broken the law without even knowing it?