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Weird Ontario Laws
Strange, Bizarre, Wacky & Absurd
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Break the law in Ontario, and you might be fined or imprisoned, but some of the province's most peculiar laws may just leave you scratching your head:

-- In early southern Ontario, stealing a soldier's socks was punishable by death

-- If you let your lawn grow over 3.8 centimetres high in London, city workers will mow it and leave you with the bill

-- It's illegal in Guelph to water your lawn during a rainstorm or to allow sprinkler water to run off your lawn and onto the street in front of your home

-- To protect the children of Rat Portage (Kenora) in 1901, fortune tellers and palm readers were required to be temporarily licensed and then were encouraged to move on

-- If you find yourself in jail in Orillia, your visitors are banned from passing you a flask of whiskey through the cell bars

-- In 1802, released convicts had only eight days to hightail it out of Ontario, under the threat of death

* Up until the early 1970s, licensees of taverns and beer halls were required to provide separate drinking rooms for ''ladies and escorts''

* It was once illegal to ring a bell in Sudbury for any reason other than to announce a church service.

Plus more strange and surprising laws from Canada's most populous provinceÖ

Price: Canada $14.95    U.S.A. $14.95
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-926700-03-8
ISBN-10: 1-926700-03-1
Page Count: 232
Dimensions: 5.25" x 8.25"