Canada: THE DOMINION: Baby Talk

Canada's housing shortage is holding up many marriages. But it has not proved an obstacle to motherhood. In cities across the country the illegitimacy rate is rising. Halifax reported twice as many bastards in 1945 as in 1936; Edmonton's rate was up 8%; in Winnipeg one out of every 13 babies was illegitimate; in Regina one of every four.

For all Canada the rate, which in the '20s was 3% of all births, had climbed to 4.61%, with 6,581 births for the first half of last year. Moralized the Toronto Daily Star: "Young people ... are getting into trouble."


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