Magazine article Canadian Speeches

Save Morals of Young from Salicious Burlesque. (as We Were)

Magazine article Canadian Speeches

Save Morals of Young from Salicious Burlesque. (as We Were)

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The Toronto Vigilance Association and others were much concerned with safeguarding the morals of young men and women from the baleful influence of the city's theatres and burlesque houses, as reported in The World, May 21, 1912.

In an endeavor to safeguard the morals of the young men and women of this city, the Toronto Vigilance Association and the local council of the same body, with the added aid and advice of Superintend Duncan of the Children's Aid Society, associated with representatives of other organizations thruout the city, will today form a deputation and wait upon the board of police commissioners.

They will attempt to have a bylaw passed prohibition the admission of the youths of city this, both male and female, to any local theatre unless they have passed the age of 16 years. The proposed bylaw will also prohibit the admission of any minor under the age of 21 years to any burlesque house in the city until such time as the board of police commissioners consider that these last named houses are, from a moral standard, for youth to enter. …

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