The BC Supreme Court has ruled that Canada’s polygamy law, even though it does violate the constitutional freedom of religion, is justified because the practice harms children and society.
For the first time, members of the country's most notorious polygamist colony were found guilty of taking their 13-year-old daughter to the US for sexual purposes.
With British Columbia polygamists on trial, we spoke to a woman who left the church but fought to keep her family together.
Bountiful, British Columbia, has been in the news for an ongoing child trafficking trial, but the fundamentalist Mormon settlement is also home to a small group of women leaders who defy stereotypes.
The current charge is the latest in a long and complicated series of failed attempts by the British Columbia government to convict Winston Blackmore and other spiritual leaders in Bountiful, a religious commune in southern BC.