Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Polygamy in Canada

From the Economist:

MENTION polygamy in Canada and what might come to mind is Bountiful, a suitably named town in British Columbia. It is home to Canada's best-known polygamist, Winston Blackmore, who has an estimated 148 children.  He and James Oler, a fellow adherent of a fundamentalist splinter sect of the Mormon church, practised "plural marriage" for decades until a court found them guilty in July of the crime of polygamy.  (Their appeal will be heard on December 12th.)  

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