Canada Polygamy

Accused B.C. Polygamist Pledges To 'Absolutely Defend' Himself

CP | Lorne Eckersley, Creston Valley Advance, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

CRESTON, B.C. - Two men from a religious sect in southeastern British Columbia made their first appearance Thursday to face polygamy charges, with out...

Leader's Alleged Wife Calls Bountiful 'A Polygamous Place'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

LISTER, B.C. - Marsha Chatwin is guarded in what she'll say about her marriage to Winston Blackmore, one of the leaders of a small religious community...

B.C. Sect Leaders Charged With Polygamy Again

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia

CRANBROOK, B.C. - Two leaders of an isolated religious commune in British Columbia have been charged for the second time with practising polygamy, mor...

B.C. Polygamist Leader Sued By Mormon Church

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is suing the religious leader of a small polygamous sect in British Columbia, alleging Win...

Polygamous Leader Launches Tax Appeal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia polygamous community leader Winston Blackmore is appealing a decision by a Federal Tax Court that he underreported his in...

Could Criminal Charges Be Coming To Bountiful?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - An RCMP report into possible sexual offences against children at a polygamous commune in southeastern British Columbia has now been handed ...

Ideas About Modernizing Islam

Farzana Hassan | Posted 03.31.2013 | Canada
Farzana Hassan

Members of the audience at the launch of my new book exchanged ideas on modernizing or "moderating" Islam. Was there indeed a window of opportunity to interpret Islam's precepts in line with modern sensibilities on women's rights? Was there potential to change people's attitudes on the status of minorities in Muslim countries?

A Man With Two Spouses Dies -- Who Gets the Money?

Gary Joseph | Posted 01.13.2013 | Canada
Gary Joseph

The recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in the case of Carrigan v. Carrigan Estate has caused quite a media frenzy.The case involved a contest between the late Ronald Carrigan's legal spouse and his live-in common spouse over pension benefits accruing to the spouse of the deceased.

School In B.C. Polygamous Community Closes

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A school in Bountiful, B.C., with links to jailed polygamist leader Warren Jeffs has abruptly closed its doors, with most of its students ...

B.C. Court Rules On Polygamy Ban

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.22.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - The celestial marriages performed in the polygamous commune of Bountiful, B.C., are inherently harmful and must be outlawed to protect wom...

B.C. Court To Rule On Canada's Polygamy Law

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.20.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - The husbands and wives in the isolated polygamous commune of Bountiful, B.C., are about to learn whether the 121-year-old law that has ove...

Dozens Of B.C. Teens Sent To Texas As Child Brides: Claim

Postmedia News | Posted 10.12.2011 | Canada

The RCMP is investigating allegations that at least 30 girls, aged 12 to 17, were sent from the Mormon community in Bountiful, B.C., to Texas as child...

B.C. Played Role In Convicting Texas Polygamist

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.11.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER - British Columbia has been unable to win polygamy convictions connected to the religious commune of Bountiful, but the province's attorney ...