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PROTECTION OF CHILDREN   131

boys under twelve years of age, children who are habitual delinquents or incorrigible, or who by reason of the neglect, drunkenness or other vice of their parents, are growing up without salutary parental control and education, or in circumstances exposing them to an idle and dissolute life, or who are orphans or illegitimate children without any-one able to maintain them, or who have been deserted by their parents, or who by reason of ill treatment, continual personal injury, or grave misconduct, or habitual in-temperance of the parents are in peril of loss of life, health or morality, or whose home by reason of neglect, cruelty or depravity is an unfit place for children.

The Act provides for the formation of children's aid societies and for their advice and instruction by the Superintendent, the visiting of children placed out in homes by the Superintendent, and the inspection of industrial schools and shelters.

The corporation of every city and county is obliged to provide one or more temporary homes or shelters, and to maintain the same to the satisfaction of the Minister. The tem-


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