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BC Polygamy

/ 97.3 The Eagle
             Two former leaders of an isolated religious commune in British Columbia have been found guilty of practising polygamy. The verdicts against 60-year-old Winston Blackmore and 53-year-old James Oler come after a decades-long legal fight launched by the provincial government. Court heard Blackmore married one woman and then married 24 more as part of so-called “celestial” marriages involving residents in the tiny community of Bountiful. The B-C Supreme Court trial heard Oler had five wives.

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