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ILLEGITIMACY   63

mother the support and assistance which in such cases is generally so sorely needed. The result is that the child need no longer suffer from the weakness or ignorance of the mother or the heartlessness of the father.

The Act next provides for procuring an "affiliation order" from a judge who may be a county judge or a district judge, a police magistrate or a judge of a juvenile court, designated for that purpose by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council. The application for an affiliation order may be made by the mother before or after the birth of the child or by the "next friend" or guardian of the child, or by any person who has supplied medical attendance, or nursing or hospital attendance to the mother during the confinement, or by a person who has the custody of the child, or who has undertaken its care and education, or by any person who has incurred the funeral expenses of any unmarried mother or of a child born out of wedlock, or by the Provincial Officer.

The application must be made within one year after the birth of the child or within one year after the doing of any act on the part of

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