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116   LAWS OF ONTARIO

the consequence that amendments since 1914, when the Act appeared in the Revised Statutes, have been comparatively few.

By the Act, a child is defined to mean a person under the age of fourteen years. No child may be employed in any factory except in the business of canning or desicating fruits and vegetables, in which cases the employment is lawful between the fifteenth day of June and the fifteenth day of September, but must be confined to the gathering and preparation of fruits and vegetables, for canning and desiccating, and the employment is to be out of doors.

No child under the age of twelve years may be employed in any shop, and no child may be employed in any shop during school hours, and the employment of children under twelve years for any purpose must be out of doors. There formerly existed a provision for the employment of children in factories under a special permit from the Inspector, but this provision has wisely been abolished. Where young girls, that is, girls between fourteen and eighteen years, and women, are employed in a shop the employer must


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