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Love Potions Numbers 4-10 are Also Illegal

It is far from the most interesting aspect of Michelle Dean’s look at our changing cultural perception of witchcraft, but did you know it’s still in the Criminal Code of Canada?

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.

LAWYERS, does this mean that legit using sorcery is okay, and only pretending to is a problem? Or are they both illegal?


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