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108   LAWS OF ONTARIO

period of three years prior to the happening of the event upon which she might be granted an allowance. She must be a resident of Ontario at the time of the application for the allowance and for a period of two years immediately prior thereto, and she must reside in Ontario with her dependent children while receiving the allowance. She must also be a British subject and a fit and proper person to have the care and custody of her children.

An allowance may be granted where a mother has resident with her two or more of her own children under sixteen years of age, and has not adequate means to care properly for them without the assistance of the allowance.

In 1921, provision was made that a like allowance might be paid to a woman similarly qualified in other respects who has resident with her and under her care a child over the age of fourteen years, or a husband who is permanently disabled, and has also resident with her one of her own children under the age of fourteen years, and has not adequate means to care for such child, or who is


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