Wednesday, August 01, 2007

The Merry Wives Of Bounty

The Bountiful colony in southeastern B.C. has attracted the attention of Attorney General Wally Oppal. It's

...a breakaway sect of the Mormon church and believe[s] that in order to get into heaven, men must marry as many women as possible. [Special prosecutor] Richard Peck said it's time to find out once and for all if Canada's laws against polygamy will stand [and] warned that the case would likely end up in the Supreme Court of Canada.

Charges against members of the Bountiful colony were recommended by [the] RCMP as far back as 1990. The Crown decided not to proceed based on legal opinions that the polygamy ban would be struck down as an infringement on religious freedom.


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