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70   LAWS OF ONTARIO

is alive, the Act giving to the woman with whom the form of marriage has been gone through and to her children a lien or charge upon the estate of the father for all sums of money advanced by them for the purchase, maintenance or upkeep of any property of which he dies possessed or for any other payments made on account of such property.

In countries such as England, where the Common Law prevails, the marriage of parents after the birth of an illegitimate child does not legitimatize it, but where the Civil Law has been adopted the contrary is the case, and the law, as it now stands in Ontario, is the law of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and Scotland, of some thirty-eight of the United States and of five of the Provinces of Canada, viz., Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.


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