Yes. But then your priest would kill me. Seriously, that's a discussion better had with your priest.
I know where there are online versions, and I can buy it in Greek...but I have been unable to get a copy in English, not even my Professor of Canon Law can easily get copies. If you know where copies can be acquired, I too would be interested to know.
Furthermore, I fear I do not understand your reluctancy to help Hesychios, St. Nikodemos' Interpretations may not have been Perfect, but they were good more often than not; granted the English is far from a good translation, but it is still a valuable reference, especially for those who are not fluent in Patristic Greek. And the Canons, well, they're the Sacred Canons of the Orthodox Church, Temporal Manifestations of Eternal Truth, I could . However, if you are fluent in Patristic Greek, I'd go for the Syntagma (Rhalles-Potles 1859 Athens, 6 vol., repub. 1966) , it's a substantially better reference than the Pedalion, and you probably wont end up paying too much more for it than you would for an English copy of the Pedalion (if you could find one).
Though some problems may arise out of trying to enforce the Letter of the Law, rather than the Spirit, this is not a flaw with the Holy Canons, and by no means a reason for them to be placed on some 'Index of Forbidden Books.' It is simply a reason that more people need to be educated in the Canonical Tradition of the Orthodox Church (For starters I would Recommend Dr. Patsavos' Spiritual Dimensins of the Holy Canons
As far as how to get copies of the Holy Canons, the Pedalion and the Syntagma are both available for Purchase online, in Greek. I have no Idea how to get an English Hard Copy of the Pedalion, and no English translation exists for the Syntagma.
However, Volume 14 of the Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers, Series II, has all the Canons from the Seven Oecumenical Synods, Most the Canons of Provincial Synods, as well as the Epitomes of most the Patristic Canons found in the Rudder.
This is also available online (along with the rest of the set) at http://www.ccel.org/fathers2/
Concerning the Pedalion in English, it is available online athttp://www.holytrinitymission.org/
click on textbooks, then scroll down to the section on Canon Law, the entire Pedalion is there in 4 different files. It's scanned and does not have a substantial amount of proof reading, so errors are fairly common, but not to the degree that it is very noticeable or awkward to read.