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18   LAWS OF ONTARIO

has been consummated or the parties have cohabited before marriage, or the marriage has been expressly sanctioned by the Registrar General.

An action for a decree of annulment of marriage must be brought before the party bringing it has attained the age of nineteen years.

Before a marriage license or certificate is issued, one of the parties to the intended marriage must make an affidavit setting out the place at which the marriage is to be solemnized, that there is no legal bar to the marriage, the age of the deponent and of the other contracting party, the condition in life of each and the facts necessary to enable the issuer to judge whether or not the required consent has been duly given or whether or not such consent is necessary.

The penalty for making a false statement in such a case is fifty dollars. In addition to this the offender would be liable to criminal prosecution for perjury. The governmental regulations may require further particulars to be given, as the affidavit is not conclusive, and the issuer must not issue the license if he has


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