For years enemies all across Canada weren’t allowed to duel… until NOW! Get ready to DUEL!!!!!
Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould announced that some “obsolete” and “redundant” Criminal Code provisions would be removed to update the criminal justice system.
Until now, “challenges or attempts by any means to provoke another person to fight a duel” would send you up to two years in prison.
The last person to die in a duel was in 1833 in Perth, Ontario. The argument was over the affection of a young school teacher. Yikes!
The government says “Several Criminal Code offences that were enacted many years ago… are no longer relevant or required today.” Well OK then.
— Justice Canada (@JusticeCanadaEN) June 6, 2017
Other laws that are scheduled for repeal, include:
- Advertising a reward for the return of stolen property “no questions asked,”
- Pretending to exercise or to use any kind of witchcraft, sorcery, enchantment or conjuration,
- Publishing blasphemous libel,
- Possessing, printing, distributing or publishing crime comics,
- Issuing trading stamps, and,
- Fraudulently pretending to practice witchcraft.
So get ready to practice witchcraft and duel.