Friday, December 30, 2011

Polygamy Reference to the Supreme Court of Canada?

The British Columbia government has not yet decided whether or not to send the polygamy reference result for confirmation by the Supreme Court of Canada. 

The Amicus Curiae, George Mackintosh has said that he does not intend to appeal the B.C. Supreme Court's decision on the validity of the federal law.


Polygamists Not Wanted in Canada

The Federal government has toughened its stance on polygamist immigrants to Canada.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Federal Immigration Guide - Polygamy

OTTAWA - Canada is hoping to crack down on polygamous relationships such as the one that's come to light during the sensational Shafia honour killing trial, according to Immigration Minister Jason Kenney who will unveil a revised guide for newcomers early next year that will addresses the issue specifically.
In a year-end interview with Postmedia News, Kenney said while polygamy is a concern he raised early on in his mandate, it's one that's been difficult to tackle.

``We leave no stone unturned to try to prevent what you might call polygamous immigration marriages, but the problem is that if someone comes to the country on a particular visa and then chooses to enter into say a religious marriage, it's never reported with the state in Canada and they never report it to us as an immigration sponsorship,'' he said.
``It's outside of our system.''

A Personal Story ......

When my family lived in Richmond, a group of Mormon fundamentalists from Bountiful, near Creston, visited our mainstream Mormon congregation extolling the practice of polygamy, also called the principle or plural marriage. They were looking for wives to add to their collections. They targeted families who had young girls.

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