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17 Canadian Laws That Sound Too Fake To Be Real

Canada is one of those places that tends to get made fun of a lot. I mean, it's cold a lot of the time, the people are polite almost to a fault, and they tend to say  "eh" way too much.

The country has been around for quite a while now and over time has gathered some unusual laws. Here are 17 laws that are particularly bizarre.

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1. In Alberta, when you are released from prison the government is required to give you a handgun, bullets and a horse.

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2. In Souris, Prince Edward Island, snowmen taller than 30 inches are illegal

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3. In Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, having a chipped or cracked bathtub is illegal

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4. In Ottawa, Ontario, removing your feet from your bicycle pedals while moving is against the law.

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5. In Halifax, Nova Scotia, taxi drivers are required to wear socks at all times and are not allowed to wear t-shirts

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6. In Petrolia, Ontario you are not allowed to whistle, yell, shout, hoot or sing.

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7. In Oshawa, Ontario it is illegal to climb a tree.

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8. In Hay River, Northwest Territories, you can't use a dog sled on a sidewalk.

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9. Canada-wide you aren't allowed to pretend to practice witchcraft. Either do it for real or not at all!

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10. Canada-wide: It's technically illegal for comic books to depict illegal acts. (You would think that would be all of them...)

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11. Canada-Wide: No duels allowed. Either challenging someone to a duel or accepting the challenge is illegal.

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12. In Quebec you can't impersonate a foreigner.

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13. In Oak Bay, British Columbia you can be fined $100 for your parrot talking too loudly.

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14. In Kanata, Ontario you aren't allowed to paint your garage door purple.

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15. In the whole country, it isn't necessarily illegal but vendors are allowed to refuse your payment if you try to pay for any purchase over $5 in nickels.

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16. In St. John's, Newfoundland, by law your garbage bags have to be at least 1.5 mm thick and hold between 25-90 liters.

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17. Canada-wide it is very much illegal to scare the Queen.

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Have you ever heard of any of these crazy laws?

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