Friday, August 24, 2007

Update on Polygamy Controversy

This is an update to the August 3, 2007 Library Boy post entitled Legal Background to the Controversy on Polygamy in Canada.

The Osgoode Hall Law School blog The Court has just published a good summary of the issues for Canada: A Polygamy Primer.

"The debate over the Criminal Code’s polygamy provisions is almost as old as the provisions themselves. Now, British Columbia’s Attorney General says he is considering a reference to the B.C. Court of Appeal to determine the provisions’ constitutionality. Regardless of the outcome there, experts say the matter will soon wind up in the Supreme Court of Canada. In this, our Polygamy Primer, The Court reviews the history of Canada’s polygamy ban, describes the events leading up to this month’s announcement, identifies the major players, and briefly considers some of the Charter issues that are likely to dominate the court battle".

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 12:05 pm


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