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MOTHERS' ALLOWANCES   109

married or unmarried and has resident with her two or more orphan children under fourteen years of age, and is the grand-mother, sister, aunt ar other suitable person acting as foster mother of such children, and not having adequate means to care properly for them without the assistance of the allowance. In the same year, provision was made for reciprocal arrangements with the Governments of other Provinces having similar legislation for the payment of allowances to mothers, and an additional provision was made for granting allowances in special cases to a mother or foster mother not strictly eligible under other provisions of the Act where the Commission recommends the allowance and the Lieutenant-Governor in Council directs the payment of the same, thus permitting of some elasticity to meet circumstances not anticipated in the original Act.

The Act is administered by a commission with the assistance of local boards appointed for each county, city or town separated from the county or provisional judicial district. The allowances are payable out of a legislative appropriation, and one-half of the


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