Thursday, February 13, 2014

Criminal Code of Canada Section 365: Witchcraft & Fortune-Telling

Here is the text of Section 365 of the Criminal Code of Canada.  The law is still valid, and is the subject of the research paper I'm currently working on.

Criminal Code of Canada  (valid as of Feb. 11, 2014)

Pretending to practise witchcraft, etc.
365. Every one who fraudulently

(a) pretends to exercise or to use any kind of witchcraft, sorcery, enchantment or conjuration,
(b) undertakes, for a consideration, to tell fortunes, or
(c) pretends from his skill in or knowledge of an occult or crafty science to discover where or in what manner anything that is supposed to have been stolen or lost may be found, 

is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

As an aside, I especially like the phrase "crafty science", as I've never seen that before.

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