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40   LAWS OF ONTARIO

was likely to become, a charge upon the parish.

At the recent session of the legislature (1923), the judge of a juvenile court is given power to act in these cases which naturally come to his notice in the course of the ordinary work of the court.

The Act further provides for the reconsideration of any order for maintenance where the circumstances of the father of the child in whose favour the order has been made, have changed.

In order to overcome a difficulty experienced by social service organizations and others in following up cases of desertion, pro-vision is made in the same Act for the payment of the expenses incurred in serving a warrant or summons out of legislative appropriation. This is a well-merited encouragement to the organizations who by an immense amount of correspondence and praiseworthy effort frequently induce persons who have neglected their obligations and their families to make the necessary arrangements without legal proceedings being taken.


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