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B.C. polygamy case ‘cries out for a more significant sentence’ than Crown recommendation: prof

Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 9:52 AM | By Ian Burns

A number of legal observers are expressing surprise at the perceived low sentence recommended for two members of a B.C.-based fundamentalist Mormon sect convicted of polygamy, saying it may not be an enough of a deterrent for the individuals involved to stop their behaviour.

Winston Blackmore and James Oler, who are associated with the Bountiful, B.C.-based Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), were convicted in July 2017 under s. 293 of the Criminal Code, which makes polygamy illegal (R. v. Blackmore 2018...