Stunner: Canada Set to Repeal Anti-Spam Law
By Ken Magill
In an unprecedented move, Canadian officials have announced they will repeal the country’s long anticipated anti-spam law.
Considered one of the strictest of its kind in the world, the Canadian anti-spam law was slated to go into effect in July. But in a rare moment of clarity, Canadian legislators apparently had a change of heart.
“We realized our anti-spam law would create a needless maze of bureaucratic hurdles for law-abiding businesses while failing to remotely stem the flow of spam,” said a legislative aide who did not want to be identified.
The aide said Canada’s anti-spam law came about because everyone involved in the process had repeatedly taken ecstasy. The law was written and rewritten during a four-year legislative rave held by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, he said.
“We figured if Ford could run a city as metropolitan as Toronto on crack, we could run the whole country while doing ecstasy,” said the aide. “We were all like: ‘Dude, this is beautiful. We’re going to have the best anti-spam law ever.’ Once we realized the law was finished and set to go into effect in July, the anti-spam rave ended. Frankly, we were tired of Ford's constant stage diving, anyway,” added the aide.
“Then we crashed and realized what a piece of stupid crap the law is. From now on, no more ecstasy. We’re sticking to beer and doughnuts,” the aide said. “And maybe the occasional mushroom.”
Canada’s anti-spam law is still slated to go into effect in July. It will, indeed, create a needless maze of bureaucratic hurdles for law-abiding businesses while failing to stem the flow of spam. It will be all hurt and no benefit.
And as far as I know, no one took ecstasy or attended a rave held by Rob Ford while crafting Canada’s anti-spam law. Too bad. Then at least they’d have an excuse.