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Alberta and Saskatchewan (12-13)

Marriage must be solemnized before two or more credible witnesses besides the person performing the ceremony.

Contracting parties must be of the age of twenty-one years or have the consent of father if living, if dead that of mother. If mother dead that of guardian, except any female over the age of eighteen years living apart from her parents or guardian and earning her own living may be excused from obtaining the consents of such parent or guardian, and a statement of the fact constituting such excuse shall be set forth in the affidavit required.

License fee, $3.00

Before a license is granted by any issuer one of the parties to the intended marriage shall personally make an affidavit before him stating that there is no legal impediment to the marriage according to a printed schedule.

All clergymen and ministers duly ordained and appointed according to the various rites of the religious societies to which they belong, Commissioner and Staff Officers of the Salvation Army and Commissioners appointed for the purpose by the Lieut.-Governor in Council may solemnize or perform the ceremony of marriage.

All marriages must be registered and reported to the Registrar of the division in which the marriage is celebrated within one month from the date of the marriage.

No age limit for contracting parties to a valid marriage.

No time limit as to when the ceremony may be performed.

Any person unlawfully issuing a marriage license supplied from the Department, any issuer of marriage licenses granting a license without first having obtained the affidavit required by the ordinance, and any person solemnizing a marriage contrary to the provisions of the Marriage Ordinance is liable to a fine not exceeding $100.00 and costs, upon conviction before two justices of the peace.

Marriage of Quakers or Doukhobors:

Section 19. Nothing in this Ordinance shall be construed as in any way preventing the people called Quakers or Doukhobors from celebrating marriage.

(2) Subject to the following provisions all such Quakers or Doukhobors desirous of being married according to the rites and ceremonies of their own religion or creed shall not less than eight days before such marriage is solemnized, give notice in writing to be signed by one of the parties in form C of the schedule hereto to a marriage commissioner of their intention to have such rite or ceremony performed; and forthwith after the performance of the said rite or ceremony shall make and sign a declaration in form F of the schedule hereto which said declaration shall be signed by both parties to the marriage so contracted in the presence of two witnesses who shall each severally attest such declaration by their signatures; and such declaration shall within eight days be delivered by one or other of the parties so married to the marriage commissioner to whom the aforesaid notice was given. 1901, c. 17.

Civil Marriage

In the event of any parties objecting to or not being desirous of adopting marriage by a clergyman or minister then, and in that case, notice must be given by one of the parties in writing in a prescribed form to the marriage commissioner at least fourteen days before the intended marriage. Such marriage to be solemnized in the office of said commissioner in the presence of two credible witnesses and with open doors.

 
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