If you had to peg the Great White North with one prevailing personality trait, it’d have to be politeness. Isn’t that the old joke? You can bump into a Canadian person, and they’ll apologize to you for not watching where you were going. Sure, on an international level, the country has a reputation for subdued politeness, but as with any other nation, inside Canada’s border are a selection of people that run the gamut from intrepid to silly, foolish to brilliant (they invented Trivial Pursuit, you know). As a result, some Canadian laws reflect that incredible diversity. Here are some of the unique statutes that travelers might experience while in Canada.
1. Protect Our Impressionable Nerds
In Canada, they’re so dead set on keeping the public thinking happy thoughts that the country has outlawed any comic book which depicts an illegal act. And since vigilantism is illegal everywhere in the known universe, the law applies to pretty much every modern comic book. So, technically, Avengers and Spider-Man comics are unlawful inside Canada. Don’t worry, though, the last time someone was indicted behind the law was 1987 (and those charges were eventually changed).