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Extract From Criminal Code

Every one who as parent, guardian or head of a family or under legal duty to provide necessaries for any child under the age of sixteen years is criminally responsible for omitting, without lawful excuse, to do so while such child remains a member of his or her household, whether such child is helpless or not, if the death of such child is caused, or his life is endangered or his health is or is likely to be permanently injured by such omission.

Alberta and Saskatchewan (45-6)

C.O. of the N.W.T., Chap. 21.

Mother may be appointed notwithstanding other appointment by father as guardian.

Sec. 566. The Court or Judge may give effect to the testamentary appointment of the guardian by the mother of infant children, either as respects the persons or estates, or one or both, notwithstanding the previous appointment of guardians by testament of the father of such infant, upon petition presented and facts proved if it shall seem advisable and in the interest of the infant.

Unless the Court or Judge shall otherwise order no guardian shall be appointed to the person or estate of any infant of the age of fourteen or over without the consent of such infant.

Sec. 574. The Court or Judge upon application of mother of any infant being in the sole custody of the father or other person by his authority, may make an order for access of the mother at such times and subject to such regulations as the Court or Judge thinks convenient and just, and if such infant be within the age of twelve years, may make an order for the delivery of such infant into the custody and control of the mother and there remain until such time as the Court and Judge shall prescribe.

Sec. 577. No order directing that the mother shall have the custody of or access to the child shall be made in favor of a mother who is guilty of adultery or otherwise of improper conduct.

The consent of a child over seven years is necessary before making application for sale of any of his property.

 
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