From Atlas Obscura, June 9:
Be careful out there.
or over a century, it’s been illegal in Canada to “challenge or attempt by any means to provoke another person to fight a duel, attempt to provoke a person to challenge another person to fight a duel, or accept a challenge to fight a duel,” according to Section 71 of the country’s Criminal Code.
The penalties for breaking this law are up to two years in prison—but that might be about to change. This week, a member of Parliament introduced legislation to update antiquated sections of that code. Under the proposal, Section 71 would be removed entirely.This would mean that, yes, it may once again legal to challenge someone to a duel in Canada, though any ensuing consequences (assault with a deadly weapon? murder, maybe?) would still be very much illegal....MORE
Consider this from April: