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