The polygamy battle goes on
Dirk Meissner writes:
Canadians and the justice system need clarity on whether polygamy is a crime, British Columbia’s attorney general said Thursday in announcing he will ask the B.C. Supreme Court for an opinion on the federal law barring multiple marriage.
Mike de Jong said the government has decided to seek the opinion rather than appeal last month’s court ruling that quashed polygamy charges against the leaders of a controversial religious sect in southeastern B.C.
The feds will also intervene. Their position is that polygamy is a crime in this country.