April 23, 2009

On April 23, 2009 in Canada, the Apology Act passed. This law made it illegal to assume that a Canadian was at fault for just saying, “I’m sorry” or “Sorry aboot that”. In fact, the national greeting in Canada is two Canadians just apologizing to each other for about five minutes. Lawyers were taking advantage of this and trying to have a Canadian person held accountable, especially in car wrecks, for just saying ‘Sorry’. They had to pass a law that just saying ‘Sorry’ or something similar was not an admission or an implied admission of fault in a matter of liability.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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