Only in Your OJ in Canada
One can only hope those disaffected Liberians havenâ€™t crammed a few pulp fiction pieces in their JanSport. It seems this popular genre, legal in the United States, is seen as corrupting the morals of our Canadian friends and is expressly prohibited.
- Part V, Section 163 (b) of Canadaâ€™s Criminal Code:
163. (1) Every one commits an offence who
(a) makes, prints, publishes, distributes, circulates, or has in his possession for the purpose of publication, distribution or circulation any obscene written matter, picture, model, phonograph record or other thing whatever; or
(b) makes, prints, publishes, distributes, sells or has in his possession for the purpose of publication, distribution or circulation a crime comic.
One can only guess why our Canadian censorship champion has not heretofore found the passion to speak to this. Perhaps he is still mulling over another piece of Canadian knee jerk legislation? Regardless, he or anyone else interested may find the following article from the Ottawa Citizen interesting if not reason for U.S. appreciation.
â€? Pulp mags break the lawâ€? pg. c2
Ottawa Citizen, October 31,2004.