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54   LAWS OF ONTARIO

service but this is to be conclusively presumed. The master may still maintain an action if the father or mother is not resident in Ontario at the time of the birth of a child in consequence of the seduction, or being resident therein does not bring an action within six months after the birth of the child, and further provision is made that where the person seduced is under the age of twenty-one years and the father and mother are dead, the action may be brought by a legal guardian or the person standing in the place of a parent to the woman seduced, notwithstanding that she was at the time of the seduction serving or residing with another person. The action must be brought within two years from the seduction. It is necessary to prove not only the seduction but illness in consequence thereof.

The damages which are recoverable by the parent are exemplary damages and are not restricted to actual losses which he or she may have sustained. The parent is entitled to compensation for distress and anxiety of mind, for the dishonour received, for the loss of the society of the daughter and for the


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