Judge tosses convicted B.C. polygamists' constitutional challenge

Judge tosses convicted B.C. polygamists' constitutional challenge

Judge rules against claims by Winston Blackmore and James Oler that polygamy laws are unconstitutional

CBC News Posted: Mar 09, 2018 6:59 AM PT Last Updated: Mar 09, 2018 11:17 AM PT

Winston Blackmore speaks with reporters outside court in Cranbrook, B.C., on July 24, 2017. He was found guilty of marrying two dozen women that same month.

Winston Blackmore speaks with reporters outside court in Cranbrook, B.C., on July 24, 2017. He was found guilty of marrying two dozen women that same month. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press)

A judge in British Columbia has ruled that Canada's polygamy laws are constitutional, rejecting the argument from two B.C. polygamists who claimed the law violated their charter rights.

Winston Blackmore and James Oler were found guilty of having multiple wives in B.C. Supreme Court last July. They returned to court to argue their convictions were null because the law itself was unconstitutional under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/polygamy-conviction-...

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Upon reading the article, I wondered if he's rich enough to support 24 wives and many children.

I never did understand how these people supported themselves, let alone families, when they insist on being so isolated. Maybe the ''gawd providing'' thing works, but is a big secret as everything else about them is? Hahaha.

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