With the New Year about to begin, there's no doubt that brand new laws and regulations will be made and enforced across the country. Since regulations can change super often, it's important to keep up to date with everything that's actually illegal. Unfortunately, there are some really crazy laws that Canadians break every day without realizing it. For the future, you might want to know what they are.
TL;DR That are a lot of strange and crazy laws and bylaws across Canada that residents are not familiar with, but could lead to legal trouble if the law is broken. Below is a list of 15 laws that could lead to consequences if broken.
Luckily, instead of trying to dig through tons of government documents on Canadian laws to find the most strange ones, we've already compiled a list for you.
Here you'll find some of the most bizarre, unbelievable, head-turning laws and bylaws that can actually land you in a lot of trouble if you're caught disobeying them.
Since they aren't widely known, there's a pretty good chance you've broken the law at least a few times before.
1. It is illegal to ice skate on any road in Wetaskiwin, Alberta.
2. You can face a fine if your cat damages any plant in Gander, Newfoundland.
3. Two bagpipers legally cannot perform on city streets at the same time in Victoria, British Columbia.
4. Victoria also outlaws anyone from using the city tennis courts or bowling greens if they're wearing high heels.
5. It is illegal to do anything that is likely to attract a crowd in parks in Calgary, Alberta.
6. Taxi drivers in Halifax, Nova Scotia must legally keep a high standard of personal hygiene.
7. It is against the law to park within 200 metres of an active fire in Gander, Newfoundland.
8. Playing a game in any municipal parking lot in Red Lake, Ontario is illegal.
9. It is illegal to whistle or sing at any given time in Myers Lake, Ontario.
10. Canadian residents are not allowed to have an Internet connection faster than 56k.
11. It is illegal to have more than 3.5 inches of water in your bathtub in Etobicoke, Ontario.
12. It is against the law to build a snowman taller than 30 inches in Souris, P.E.I.
13. Removing bandages in public places is against the law in Canada.
14. It's a legal offense to have more than two materials on the outside of one's house in Canada.
15. It is illegal to consume fake maple syrup in Canada.
So now that you know about the laws of the land, how many illegal acts have you been committing on a daily basis? Although we've all been able to get away with it before, you never know when police will begin cracking down on these super strange and crazy laws.