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Why Did Canada Arrest A Citizen Under Witchcraft Laws?

by Hayley Stevens in Most Recent 2

In a country which is supposed to be progressive, why do superstitious laws still exist… In England, the 1951 Fraudulent Mediums Act was scrapped and replaced with The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. This saw a shift away from an outdated law to one which treats people who visit mediums like any other consumer. If you are defrauded by someone claiming to be a plumber, a gas fitter, or a psychic, these regulations are in place to protect you.  In Canada, it would seem that things are still a bit antiquated on this front. This week, it was reported that a Canadian citizen claiming to be psychic was arrested following an investigation due to her deceptive practices. Through this, I learned that Canadian citizens can be charged with pretending to practice witchcraft. Criminal Code of Canada, Section 365Pretending to practise witchcraft, etc. Every one who fraudulently:(a) pretends to exercise [...]




Hayley Stevens has been researching paranormal and fortean phenomena since her teens. She now knows far more than anybody needs to know about ghosts, ghouls, monsters, and demons, and she doesn't even believe in them. What a weirdo.

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