Canadian rules for getting a permit to fly your drones may be the wave of the future when the FAA puts their final stamp on UAV flight shortly.

According to an article in the Edmundton (Canada) Sun, "Transport Canada has a number of regulations for flying UAVs, including those under two kilograms.

These include having $100,000 in liability insurance, staying at least 30 metres away from people, animals, buildings and vehicles not in operation and informing Air Traffic Services if your UAV enters controlled airspace, such as near an airport or helicopter landing pad.

[With] these rules in place, it is virtually impossible for a hobbyist to fly their drone within city limits in Edmonton legally without applying for the proper exemptions from Transport Canada, a complex application that can take over a month to have approved."