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Woman Charged With Fake Witchcraft, Days Before Canada Scraps Old Law

Police say the woman "attempted to elicit funds ... in return for protection from some form [of] potential danger." The law was scrubbed from Canada's criminal code last week.
Canada eliminated a number of obsolete and redundant laws last week — but not soon enough for an Ontario woman charged with fake witchcraft. The East Block of Canada's Parliament Buildings are seen here. Source: Danielle Donders

Last week, Canada repealed a number of so-called "zombie laws" that remained on the books after they were found to be unconstitutional, redundant, or just, well ... too old and weird.

One law that was scrubbed was of the Canadian Criminal Code – that's the

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