Loony Canadian laws about Sasquatches, clotheslines, and more!

This list of loony laws is from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Weird Canada (Bathroom Readers’ Institute)

You may not drag a dead horse down Yonge Street (one of the more infamous streets in Toronto) on a Sunday.

You may not eat ice cream on Bank Street (the major shopping street in downtown Ottawa) on a Sunday.

It is illegal to kill a Sasquatch in British Columbia.

A law in Alberta says that it is illegal to use dice to shoot craps. (How else can you play?)

You may not fill a bathtub with more than 8.9 centimetres (3.5 inches) of water in Etobicoke, a suburb of Toronto. Perhaps this one was passed to help prevent babies from drowning.

You will be breaking the law in Nova Scotia if you water the lawn while it is raining.

In Montreal, you are not allowed to wash your car in the street or park your car in a way that blocks your own driveway.

In Kanata, Ontario, it was illegal to have a clothesline in your backyard. Clothesline bans were put in place in Kanata and other towns because some developers and homeowners thought clotheslines and the poles that support them destroyed the views. The bans were lifted in 2008 to help with energy conservation.

In Fort Qu’Apelle, Quebec, a man who walks downtown Main Street with his shoes untied could be arrested. Shoes must be tied!

Throughout Canada, you would be breaking a law if you removed your bandages in public. Was this law passed so people wouldn’t be grossed out?

Officially, you are not allowed to pay in pennies for an item that costs 50 cents.

You better keep your lawn mowed in London, Ontario. A city bylaw states that if the grass on your front lawn is longer than 3.8 centimetres (1.5 inches), you can be fined $200.

An old law from British Columbia states that a bankrupt drunk who gets thrown into jail must be given a bottle of beer by the jailer if he demands it.

New England (white) clam chowder!

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