November 30, 2012
Canada Criminalizes Harry Potter
It is apparently illegal to pretend to be a sorcerer in Canada:
On Tuesday, Toronto Police announced that Gustavo Valencia Gomez, 40, of Mississauga, had been charged under Section 365 of the Criminal Code, which prohibits pretending to “exercise or to use any kind of witchcraft, sorcery, enchantment or conjuration.”
If found guilty, Gomez is to be burned at the stake.