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.
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.