Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Anti-polygamy law a ‘relic’ that predates Charter of Rights, court told

At yesterday's session, the court heard again from the Amicus.  James Keller, in the Globe & Mail wrote:

The federal prohibition on polygamy is a relic from another time that imposes Christianity on all Canadians and violates their right to religious freedom, says a lawyer arguing against the law.
Tim Dickson, a lawyer appointed to oppose the government position at the landmark constitutional case in B.C., said Monday that the law was originally motivated by fears of Mormon immigrants flooding into Canada to practise polygamy.

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