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134   LAWS OF ONTARIO

parent or an adult authorized by the parent or guardian. A child found loitering after nine o'clock in the evening in violation of the Act is to be warned by the constable or probation officer, and, if the warning is unheeded, may be taken to his or her home or to the children's shelter.

Causing children to become neglected children within the meaning of the Act, or contributing in any way to the delinquency of a child, is a serious offence, involving a penalty of $100, and in addition imprisonment for a period of one year.

Children may only be employed in places of public entertainment for the purpose of singing, playing or performing for profit under a license issued for that purpose by the head of the municipality, after it has been shown that proper provision has been made to secure the health and kind treatment of the child, and the council is bound to employ some person to see that the instructions and conditions of the license are duly complied with.

Penalities are also imposed for interference with children who have become wards of the


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