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has taken the oath of allegiance to His Majesty.

There is some misunderstanding as to when a certificate of the judge is required. It is not required in the case of a woman born a British subject who has not been married to a man not a British subject, or otherwise lost her status as a British subject; neither is it required in the case of a woman who has been naturalized in her own right and has not been married or otherwise lost her status as a British subject.

It has been thought advisable to set out these provisions rather fully, as they will probably become in the course of time the subject of some criticism and amendment.

The whole subject of naturalization of women is one which will undoubtedly receive attention from various women's organizations, when they become aware of some of the disabilities which the present state of the law entails.

There is nothing to prevent a woman holding any office under the Crown in the Province of Ontario, provided she possesses the qualifi-


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