PROTECTION OF CHILDREN.
There are a number of provisions scattered through the statutes having for their object the protection of children and young people from unfavourable influences.
Under The Liquor License Act, the supplying of liquor to minors was prohibited, and this prohibition was repeated in The Ontario Temperance Act, 1916, which provides that liquors may not be given, sold or otherwise supplied to any person apparently under the age of twenty-one years, except by a parent or guardian for medicinal purposes, or by a druggist upon the prescription of a duly qualified medical practitioner.
The keeper of a billiard, pool or bagatelle room may not admit a minor under the age of eighteen years, or allow him to remain on the premises without the consent of his parent or guardian. There are the necessary exceptions where the minor is a member of