Fifty years ago, when Canadians didn't approve of something, they used one of two expressions. They would say: "Well, it's a free country," or they would say: "There ought to be a law."It's a great piece. Read the whole thing here.
It's rare to hear the first saying anymore. It no longer applies, and most people realize it. Canada is still free compared to countries like Saudi Arabia or China, of course, but not compared to itself.
The second expression has simply become superfluous.
Chances are, by now there is a law, whether there ought to be one or not.