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  • 01 Feb 2012
    Religious beliefs keep money flowing into church company–Vancouver Sun
    http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Religious+beliefs+keep+money+flowing+into+church+company/6083417/story.html...
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  • 31 Jan 2012
    Hard Questions that need to be asked in the Winston Blackmore tax-evasion trial
    Hard questions that need to be asked in this case: 1.  How many followers does Winston Blackmore have in the U.S. or other places, e.g. Mexico, Nicaragua? 2.  What does Winston Blackmore consider to be a “tithe“?  In the old Mormon custom, a person kept only what they needed and...
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  • 29 Jan 2012
    Prophet’s Prey by Sam Brower
    I have just posted my review of Sam’s book as promised on the right sidebar under book reviews....
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  • 28 Jan 2012
    Event raises funds for Holding Out Help
    http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=19032925#.TyQCHdDCAes.facebook Holding Out Help is a volunteer organization founded by Tonia Tewell in Utah.  It helps those fleeing the FLDS.  I featured this organization some time ago when it first started.  Unfortunately, I could not get any Canadian press on the organization because I could not find a Canadian connection...
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  • 27 Jan 2012
    Day 4: Winston Blackmore alleged tax-evasion trial
    Truly, I am always amazed at how cleverly Winston Blackmore can deflect questions.  I wonder what question was asked when he went into his description about paying money to FLDS leaders for upcoming predicted apocalypses — 15 times!  Didn’t anyone ever teach him, fool me once shame on you, fool...
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  • 26 Jan 2012
    Day 3: Winston Blackmore’s alleged tax-evasion trial
    http://www.castanet.net/news/BC/70184/Tax-man-and-the-polygamous-leader Mr. Winston Blackmore certainly does have a problem with numbers!  On page 309 of Daphne Bramham’s book The Secret Lives of Saints: Child Brides and Lost Boys in Canada’s Polygamous Mormon Sect, Ms. Bramham writes:  “. . .In 1993, Blackmore had three wives.  Four years later, “Uncle Wink” (as...
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  • 25 Jan 2012
    Blackmore describes living arrangements among his 21 wives–Globe and Mail
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/winston-blackmore-decribes-self-sufficient-system-at-bountiful-to-tax-court/article2313568/ http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Canadian+polygamist+Winston+Blackmore+names+wives+court/6046205/story.html...
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  • 24 Jan 2012
    Study by Dr. Joseph Henrich showing more crime in polygamous cultures
    http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/367/1589/657.full?keytype=ref&ijkey=Veh7WiI1F7Thq0E Article on study: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/national/Polygamy+leads+increased+crime+study+says/6040343/story.html...
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  • 23 Jan 2012
    Day 1, Winston Blackmore, Bountiful federal tax court trial
    http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Winston+Blackmore+Bountiful+centre+federal+court+fight/6039343/story.html http://www.theprovince.com/news/Polygamist+leader+Winston+Blackmore+takes+stand+evasion+trial/6038672/story.html http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120123/bc_winston_blackmore_tax_trial_120123/20120123/?hub=BritishColumbiaHome http://license.icopyright.net/user/viewFreeUse.act?fuid=MTU0MDU1NzY=...
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  • 22 Jan 2012
    My dream to help ex-FLDS cult members in transition
    My dream is an all-inclusive centre housing those leaving the FLDS cult and are in transition.  It would include:  personal counseling based on client-centered psychology, a qualified/certified educational section, a play centre for the children, a music/recreation area, a fully-equipped library, life-skills training coaches, a medical facility,  dental care specialists...
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  • 21 Jan 2012
    Winston Blackmore’s tax evasion trial starts on Monday, January 23, 2012
    2011-06-04 Mormon fundamentalist leader must testify in tax case and reveal details of polygamy and child brides in Bountiful Vancouver Sun  –  Canada    June 8, 2011 Polygamous leader’s tax trial set for January By Daphne Bramham | Vancouver SunPolygamous leader Winston Blackmore will testify under oath for the first...
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  • 19 Jan 2012
    FOR THE ATTENTION OF ATTORNEY-GENERAL SHIRLEY BOND
    (Note:  Jancis Andrews is the official representative for Stop Polygamy in Canada Society B.C. division) Dear Honourable Minister, Thousands of British Columbians, as well as other concerned Canadians, are encouraged by your decision to investigate Bountiful for the alleged trafficking of underage girls in to and out of the USA. We hope...
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  • 18 Jan 2012
    BC appoints Special Prosecutor to investigate Bountiful
    Dear All: I have highlighted a line in this report that has been misconstrued by the press over and over again since Chief Justice Bauman’s decision was handed down.  I am quoting paragraph 15 of the decision: “I would answer the essential question before me:  while s. 293 offends the...
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  • 17 Jan 2012
    Do you wonder why FLDS children die? Falling out of or off vehicles is one way!
    This picture titled “Truck Load of Gold” was taken by Sam Brower, author of Prophet’s Prey, released 2011 by Sam Brower, published by Bloomsbury USA, New York. Note:  I find it hard to continue reading a book about the FLDS when there appears to be a dreadful wrong in the...
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  • 17 Jan 2012
    Iranian Women’s civil rights activist killed in Houston–truly, aren’t these women safe anywhere in the world?
    http://www.thenational.ae/news/world/americas/iranian-womens-civil-rights-activist-killed-in-houston?mid=57...
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  • 16 Jan 2012
    50% of dead are children in FLDS cemetaries
    http://www.scribd.com/collections/3100382/Polygamists-Cemetery...
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  • 10 Jan 2012
    Underaged marriages with Canadian ties-redacted
    Underage Marriages with Canadian ties Redacted (2) There are 54 names (initials only) on this list dating back to 1996!  The ages of the girls are given, the names of their parents, who they married and the parents of the men....
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  • 10 Jan 2012
    The Bountiful evidence review long time coming
    (Dear Readers, My guess is that the fax referred to in this article was not passed on. When I obtained the unredacted and redacted list of 31 underaged girls trafficked from Bountiful to the States for forced, underage marriage,  I was asked by the RCMP to forward the unredacted list...
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  • 09 Jan 2012
    Press Release re: BC looking for new Special Prosecutor
    Readers, I truly do not understand the process of laying charges in BC.  It has been explained to me but I find it very, very confusing. The evidence of the crime of polygamy and the crimes against women and children there are in full view.  Now we have the threat...
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  • 09 Jan 2012
    Women working to stop female genital mutulation and other atrocities against women unfairly detained
    Dear Readers,  I usually place these announcements under WLUML alerts page.  I am placing this here because I want you to know that atrocities against women and children continue to happen the world over.  How do we stop this madness? PRESS RELEASE – THE OBSERVATORY THE GAMBIA: The Unfair Prosecution...
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  • 08 Jan 2012
    Babies are being abducted and trafficked
    (I just sent this message to the Canadian RCMP investigating Bountiful) I have just received word that the FLDS are taking children as young as a year old without their mothers knowing where they are going!  I’m told some mothers are going with their babies, but not all.  They could...
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  • 06 Jan 2012
    No Hell Large Enough–My Beliefs
    I truly believe that there is no Hell large enough to hold the Mormon priesthood who believe in and/or practice polygamy.  Nor is there a Hell large enough to hold the authorities who drag their feet when it comes to laying charges when the evidence of the crime of polygamy...
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  • 06 Jan 2012
    Colorado City, AZ, is imploding after illegal edicts from Warren Jeffs
    http://thestandardnewspaper.net/site/General_News2.html Hundreds of FLDS have been left homeless after Warren Jeffs’ preaching from his prison cell illegally.  He is in prison for life plus twenty years and still thinks he’s god–Good Grief!  When are the authorities going to say enough is enough suffering for one group of misguided people and...
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  • 05 Jan 2012
    Will Shiftless, Posturing Shurtleff follow through? AG Mark Shurtleff to look into FLDS girls being secretly held for sexual purposes
    John Hollenhorst, one of the best investigative writers on U.S. polygamy wrote this article.  My question is, will shiftless Shurtleff, who in 2004 declared he would not prosecute a religious belief really follow through with this action.  Or, is he once again just posturing for the media? http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=18743508#.TwWo7j-4jJU.facebook&mid=56...
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  • 05 Jan 2012
    Please check out this new blog
    Emotional Torture, Sacred Trust & Human Rights http://christinemarie.com/warren-jeff-allowed-to-torture/...
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  • 04 Jan 2012
    News of Canada’s anti-polygamy law decision is listed in WLUML’s latest update
    Scroll down right sidebar to “WLUML action alerts”...
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  • 04 Jan 2012
    GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE IN SOUTHERN SUDAN: JUSTICE FOR WOMEN LONG OVERDUE
    Dear Readers, Instead of posting this under the side bar “parent” WLUML, I am giving it main-page coverage.  I’m sure you share my personal feelings of disgust when you see news reports like the 15-year-old Afghanistan girl forced into prostitution by her “husband” and mother-in-law.  And, the brutal way she...
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  • 23 Dec 2011
    Clarification of the appeal process from Brian Samuels, lead pro bono attorney for Stop Polygamy in Canada Society
    I have spoken with Craig Jones today.  As matters stand: the Amicus will not be filing an appeal; the AGBC is waiting to see whether any of the adverse intervenors (e.g. the FLDS, the BCCLA, or Blackmore) will file an appeal today; if one of them files an appeal, then...
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  • 23 Dec 2011
    Congratulations to Craig Jones, lead attorney for the AGBC in the reference trial, for your QC appointment!
    http://www.timescolonist.com/news/Victoria+lawyers+named+list/5903571/story.html...
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  • 23 Dec 2011
    No deadline for prov/fed gov’ts to decide on taking Justice Bauman’s decision to a higher court
    Sometimes the double standard for citizens and politicians baffles me! http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/12/22/bc-polygamy-appeal-time-limit.html...
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  • 23 Dec 2011
    What will Friday bring?
    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/breakingnews/time-running-out-to-appeal-bc-polygamy-ruling-136109198.html...
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  • 22 Dec 2011
    Polygamy ruling won’t be appealed
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/polygamy-ruling-wont-be-appealed/article2280165/?utm_medium=Feeds%3A%20RSS%2FAtom&utm_source=Home&utm_content=2280165 Chief Justice Bauman’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of sec. 293, Canada’s anti-polygamy law, must be applicable to all of Canada.  Whatever it takes to make this happen should be orchastrated immediately by the powers-that-be....
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  • 15 Dec 2011
    MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM CANADA
    The Christmas Season is upon us!  Beautiful card!  Click on this link: http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp?code=2007134554829&source=jl999...
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  • 14 Dec 2011
    Past President of Muslim Canadian Congress, Farzana Hassan writes about Minister Jason Kenney’s decision to not allow women to wear the hiqab/burka when being sworn in as Canadian citizens
    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/farzana-hassan/bravo-minister-kenny_b_1144975.html?ref=email_share I wrote a comment for this article.  I also wrote a letter to the Edmonton Journal re Paula Simons editorial defending this defensive garment–not published....
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  • 13 Dec 2011
    1,000 polygamous families claiming benefits–Great Britain
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/2011/12/13/1-000-polygamous-families-claiming-benefits-115875-23631174/...
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  • 13 Dec 2011
    Mounties head to Texas in polygamy probe
    By Jill Bennett, QMI Agency http://www.lfpress.com/news/canada/2011/12/12/19114916.html...
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  • 09 Dec 2011
    New Book Review Posted
    Under Book Reviews, you will find a review of the book Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, book review by John Llewellyn. Also, if you type “Books Recommended” into the “Search this Blog” box you will see a list of books recommended by Stop Polygamy in Canada. I have not read...
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  • 06 Dec 2011
    Polygamy’s degrading to women — end of story
    By Lysiane in The Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/lysiane-gagnon/polygamys-degrading-to-women-end-of-story/article2258685/...
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  • 06 Dec 2011
    Razan Ghazzawi, Syrian women’s rights peaceful activist/blogger arrested and detained
    Details of how to go about writing your letters are posted under Razan Ghazzawi’s name under WLUML action alerts page heading on right side bar.  Overseas Embassies and Consulates of Syria embassy.goabroad.com...
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  • 04 Dec 2011
    Polygamy in Canada: Justifiably not Tolerated by Nicholas Bala of Queen’s University Faculty of Law
    Guest Colunmist in Jurist: Legal News and Research, University of Pittsburg School of Law Professor Bala is an expert witness for Stop Polygamy in Canada http://jurist.org/forum/2011/12/nicholas-bala-canada-polygamy.php (see Prof. Bala’s affidavit under “court documents”, “affidavits and witnesses”, “stop polygamy in canada expert witnesses”)...
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  • 04 Dec 2011
    UK exploring solutions for forced marriages
    http://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/sajda-mughal/forced-marriage-in-uk-hidden-from-view Created 11/29/2011 – 10:24...
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  • 03 Dec 2011
    Petition to Support the Afghan Women’s Network
    Stop Polygamy in Canada has signed this petition and is encouraging other groups/individuals to also sign it. www.meredithtax.org/taxonomyblog Petition to Support the Afghan Women’s Network Friday, December 2, 2011 – 17:08...
  • 03 Dec 2011
    This is a first! The plight of 7 girls is at stake here!
    (Note:  Click on “See all stories on this topic. . ” to view the story.  This is the first that Stop Polygamy in Canada has known of a former male FLDS member attempting to gain custody of his children from his wives so the girls will not become child brides.)...
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  • 02 Dec 2011
    Letters by Nancy Mereska & Jancis Andrews in today’s Vancouver Sun
    http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/letters/Court+ruling+clears+prosecute+polygamists/5800915/story.html http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/letters/Court+ruling+clears+prosecute+polygamists/5800914/story.html...
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  • 02 Dec 2011
    Afghanistan woman must marry her rapist!
    DISGUSTING!! http://www.wluml.org/news/afghanistan-afghan-woman-be-freed-jail-after-agreeing-marry-rapist http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/01/afghan-woman-freed-marry-rapist WHY has the western world spent so many lives and resources in Afghanistan if its women are still being treated like chattels/slaves/victims?...
  • 01 Dec 2011
    Criticized in the Calgary Herald!
    I have been criticized in a letter to the editor of the Calgary Herald by a woman who by her name I assume is Muslim.  Since I probably would not be printed again if I were to reply to her, I am posting her letter and my thoughts here: http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Understanding+sharia/5794120/story.html I...
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  • 01 Dec 2011
    Polygamous family now on trial for murder could have been deported
    The Globe and Mail “Murder suspect’s polygamy put family at risk of deportation, court told”  by Timothy Appleby, November 29, 2011 http://license.icopyright.net/user/viewContent.act?clipid=684697478&mode=cnc&tag=3.8425%3Ficx_id%3D%2Ficopyright%2F%3Fartid%3D2253631...
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  • 30 Nov 2011
    Iranian women fight controversial “polygamy” bill
    I’ve made inquiries for addresses to write to support these women.  I’ll post them when I receive them. Two countries that have signed but not ratified CEDAW:  Iran and the U.S.! http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/iranian-women-fight-controversial-polygamy-bill-2011-11-30...
  • 30 Nov 2011
    Polygamy battle still in early rounds
    Yes, but as I understand it, if/when Chief Justice Bauman’s decision is appealed, the federal government could send it directly to the Supreme Court of Canada; and, they could choose to uphold His Lordship’s decision. http://www.timescolonist.com/news/Polygamy+battle+still+early+rounds/5788216/story.html...
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  • 28 Nov 2011
    Ban Sharia Law
    Thank you, Calgary Herald, for printing my letter! http://www.calgaryherald.com/opinion/sharia/5776731/story.html...
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  • 26 Nov 2011
    Time to Act! Vancouver Sun Editorial
    http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Polygamy+crime/5772269/story.html The writer of this editorial has catapulted his/her words together to point straight at the authorities who have failed to act to save more women, children and young men from harm.  She/he has mirrored the feelings of frustration felt by those of us who know first hand the great...
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  • 25 Nov 2011
    Very impressive article in the Calgary Herald today by Susan Martinuk
    http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Polygamy+costs+society+many+ways/5765575/story.html...
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  • 25 Nov 2011
    The RCMP are going to Texas next month!
    The news just keeps getting better and better! http://www.vancouversun.com/news/RCMP%20Texas%20investigate%20transfers%20polygamous%20underage%20girls/5763745/story.html?mid=5391...
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  • 24 Nov 2011
    Willie Jessop convicted of contempt
    Happy Thanksgiving, all the Americans who support this campaign.  I guess the judge stuffed Willie Jessop’s ego a little with this conviction. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700201073/Ex-polygamous-sect-spokesman-Willie-Jessop-convicted-of-contempt.html?mid=538...
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  • 23 Nov 2011
    Note of explanation from lead attorney for Stop Polygamy in Canada, Brian Samuels
    The decision is well reasoned and very detailed. There are many findings of fact, which are amply supported by the evidence.  In the likely event that this case is appealed, the findings of fact contained in the Reasons for Judgment would not be appealable. These findings include substantial evidence of...
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  • 23 Nov 2011
    Polygamy ban should be upheld, judge rules in landmark decision
    by Wendy Stueck,  Thank you, Wendy. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/bc-politics/polygamy-ban-should-be-upheld-rules-judge-in-landmark-decision/article2246238/?utm_medium=Feeds%3A%20RSS%2FAtom&utm_source=Home&utm_content=2246238...
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  • 23 Nov 2011
    CANADA! STRONG AND FREE!! JUBILATION!!
    [15] I would answer the essential question before me: while s. 293 offends the freedom of religion of identifiable groups guaranteed by s. 2(a) of the Charter and the s. 7 liberty interests of children between 12 and 17 married into polygamy, the provision, save in its application to the...
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  • 23 Nov 2011
    Ruling on polygamy law has wide-ranging implications
    http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Ruling+polygamy+wide+ranging+implications/5754638/story.html Neal Hall has written this for today’s Vancouver Sun.  Thank you, Neal....
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  • 23 Nov 2011
    Polygamy decision extends beyond isolated B.C. commune, observers say
    http://www.globaltvedmonton.com/canada/polygamy+decision+extends+beyond+isolated+bc+commune+observers+say/6442527301/story.html James Keller, Canadian Press, has written many articles on the crime of polygamy, always showing its harms to society.  Yes, his articles are balanced but the gist of his message is always the underpinning dangers polygamy poses.  Much appreciated, James....
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  • 22 Nov 2011
    Expert Witness Professor Nicholas Bala interviewed by National Post’s Scott Stinson
    Professor Nicholas Bala is an expert witness for Stop Polygamy in Canada.  You can read his affidavit under the button “stop polygamy in canada expert witnesses.”  Thank you, Scott Stinson, for doing this interview. sstinson@nationalpost.com http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/fork+road+from+Bountiful/5747332/story.html...
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  • 21 Nov 2011
    Instructions for obtaining court decision on polygamy reference!
    Electronic copies of His Lordship Chief Justice Robert Bauman’s decision on the constitutionality of Canada’s polygamy law will be posted at 10:00 a.m. PST, November 23, 2011, at : www.courts.gov.bc.ca. If you click on the “recent judgments” link on the left, the reasons will be available there....
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  • 21 Nov 2011
    Attorney Kieran Bridge speaks for Stop Polygamy in Canada in news release on upcoming decision on Canada’s polygamy law
    B.C court to rule whether polygamy is constitutional CTV The Canadian Press Sunday Nov. 20, 2011 VANCOUVER — The husbands and wives in the isolated polygamous commune of Bountiful, B.C., are about to learn whether the 121-year-old law that has overshadowed their lives violates their religious freedoms. A British Columbia...
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  • 20 Nov 2011
    Jancis Andrews’ letter to the editor, Nov. 21 issue, Macleans
    Jancis Andrews, Stop Polygamy in Canada Society, Steering Ctte. member, and Member-at-Large, wrote the following letter to Macleans.  Thank you for sharing it, Jancis.  I hope many people read this week’s issue of Macleans, see your letter and pause and think about what this means for women and children in...
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  • 19 Nov 2011
    Magistrate Judge David Nuffer likes to let alleged criminals walk the streets of Utah
    There is still hope that Magistrate Judge David Nuffer’s senate nomination to be a Federal District Judge will not be approved.                                                                Utah man who   threatened seatmate on plane released from custody...
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  • 19 Nov 2011
    Chart showing overlap of FLDS LDS beliefs
    Thank you, Jay Beswick and Jeannann Goss for this.  ...
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  • 19 Nov 2011
    Christian Fundamentalist Polygamists’ National Speaking Tour
    http://www.pro-polygamy.com/articles.php?news=0083...
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  • 18 Nov 2011
    The LeBaron Saga Continues
    It turns out Magistrate Judge David Nuffer had a hand in aiding this young woman who helped murder people get a lighter sentence!  Anyone who reads Irene Spencer‘s Shattered  Dreams and Cult Insanity will know the trail of blood and tears left by Ervil LeBaron and his followers–another Mormon polygamy...
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  • 10 Nov 2011
    Rena Mackert interviewed by Rebecca Kimbel
    Rena Mackert and her sister, Kathleen, are members of the Steering Committee for Stop Polygamy in Canada.  They were video interviewed for evidence at the polygamy reference. Rebecca Kimbel has recently interviewed Rena Mackert and posted it to youtube.  Rena is a very good interview.  She speaks clearly and slowly...
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  • 08 Nov 2011
    Fredrick Merrill Jessop given MAXIMUM sentence!
    JESSOP GIVEN MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 10 years in prison, $10,000 fine  I’m so thrilled, I’m doing the grandma polka and dancing around the floor! HOORAY FOR TEXAS!...
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  • 08 Nov 2011
    Chief Justice Robert Bauman to release decision on November 23, 2011
    His Lordship, BC Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Bauman will be releasing the reasons for his judgment on the polygamy reference case testing the constitutionality of s. 293 (Canada’s law banning the practice of polygamy) on November 23, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. PST. To review the reasons which will be...
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  • 08 Nov 2011
    Judge David Nuffer appointment not discussed yet
    Congressional Record – 112th Congress (2011-2012) – THOMAS (Library of Congress)...
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  • 07 Nov 2011
    Fredrick Merril Jessop found GUILTY
    http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2011/nov/07/jury-deliberating-in-jessop-trial/ Fredrick Merril Jessop can get up to ten years!  Of course, we hope he gets the MAXIMUM penalty.  GO, TEXAS! Nancy Mereska, President Stop Polygamy in Canada...
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  • 07 Nov 2011
    WLUML-Documenting Women’s Rights Violations by Non-State Actors
    WLUML-Documenting Women’s Rights Violations by Non-State Actors Thank you, WLUML, for your kind acknowledgment of  myself and Stop Polygamy in Canada.  We are, indeed, honoured to be aligned with such a great group of Muslim women around the world. Nancy Mereska, President Stop Polygamy in Canada...
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  • 06 Nov 2011
    Polygamy just doesn’t make sense
    By Mindelle Jacobs,Edmonton Sun                             First posted: Sunday, November 06, 2011 01:00 AM MDT | Updated: Friday, November 04, 2011 05:53 PM MDT There isn’t a shred of evidence that polygamy benefits women. Even the UN, often a laughingstock of blind ideologues, has declared that polygamy violates women’s equality rights....
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  • 04 Nov 2011
    And MORE on David Nuffer
    Connie Reese of http://www.polygamyisabuse.com has written the following email to fight the impending appointment of Judge David Nuffer to Federal District Judge:  (Janet Johanson, mentioned in the email, has given me permission to use her name.) Connie Reece 1:29pm Nov 4 This is a copy of  the email I’ve sent...
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  • 04 Nov 2011
    What’s up with Willie Jessop?
    Dear Readers, As you well know, Willie Jessop, the media poster boy for all things YFZ FLDS in Texas, is not one of my favorite characters.  How could he as Warren Jeffs body guard not know what Jeffs was up to and then claim he didn’t when the trial was...
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  • 04 Nov 2011
    More on Judge David Nuffer
    For those of you writing letters/making phone calls, etc. to stop the appointment of Judge David Nuffer to Federal District Judge over the area of Utah that covers both Hilldale and Colorado City, AZ.  Here is the schedule of his nomination hearing before the Senate Committee on November 7th.  See...
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  • 03 Nov 2011
    LeRoy Johnson Steed gets 7 years, Merril Jessop trial underway
    Dear All, Ten of the twelve men charged with felony accounts re under-aged girls in the FLDS YFZ compound in Texas have now been prosecuted and sent to prison.  Carolyn Jessop‘s ex-husband, Fredrick Merril Jessop, is now on trial.  Carolyn is the author of Escape and Triumph, two must-read books...
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  • 19 Oct 2011
    Zelpha Chatwin is in Canada LEGALLY!
    Sgt. Terry Jacklin, lead RCMP investigator re Bountiful has informed me that Zelpha Chatwin is in Canada legally!  No other information was given as to her status other than she is here legally. He will be my main contact for future information on issues of this sort.  I wish to...
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  • 15 Oct 2011
    Please do what you can to block the appointment of Utah Magistrate Judge David Nuffer to Federal District Judge
    Dear Readers, It is an eleventh hour campaign, but those in the United States who read this blog are asked to contact your senate judiciary committee representative and ask him/her to block the appointment of Utah Magistrate Judge David Nuffer to Federal District Judge.  Here is one comment from the...
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  • 08 Oct 2011
    Books, Laws and International Conventions recommended by Stop Polygamy in Canada
    Dear Readers, I have promised this list for sometime.  I am glad I waited because I added Sam Brower’s new book, Prophet’s Prey, Books Recommended by Stop Polygamy in Canada...
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  • 04 Oct 2011
    Evidence of Underage Marriages with Canadian Ties may be needed for trial of Merril Jessop–Vancouver Sun, September 9
    http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Trip+Texas+will+help+Mounties+their+Bountiful/5375684/story.html...
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  • 03 Oct 2011
    Underage Marriages with Canadian Ties (2)
    Dear Readers, I have removed this link from my blog because I have word that it is possible that the Canadian RCMP have not yet been to Texas to investigate these alleged crimes!  See my August 10th post on this issue.  And, my September 7th post has the redacted list...
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  • 30 Sep 2011
    Civil Warrant Issued in Utah for Arrest of Willie Jessop
    http://www.thespectrum.com/article/20110929/NEWS01/109290318/Warren-Jeffs-former-bodyguard-wanted...
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  • 28 Sep 2011
    Two More FLDS men in Texas going to trial
    http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2011/sep/27/two-flds-members-to-appear-in-court-today/ Two FLDS members to appear in court today Trial date, venue could be determined By Matthew Waller Tuesday, September 27, 2011 SAN ANGELO, Texas —Two polygamist sect members are scheduled to appear in court today for pretrial matters relating to their charges of bigamy and sexual assault of a...
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  • 27 Sep 2011
    The Journey from Bountiful to Sundre
    Dear Readers, The following feature article by Sheila Pratt of the Edmonton Journal is about the labour camps near Sundre, Alberta, that were run by the FLDS. http://www.canada.com/life/Polygamist+communities+sent+teens+work+long+hours/5454783/story.html...
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  • 20 Sep 2011
    Review of Love Times Three on Amazon
    Dear Readers:  I have refused to give this book any “air” time but this review falls into line with my views on this book. Nancy Mereska, President Stop Polygamy in Canada This review is from: Love Times Three: Our True Story of a Polygamous Marriage (Kindle Edition) “Love Times Three”...
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  • 07 Sep 2011
    Underage FLDS Marriages With Canadian Ties (Redacted)
    These girls were trafficked to the States from Canada for “celestial” FLDS marriages to older men. Underage FLDS Marriages With Canadian Ties (Redacted)...
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  • 06 Sep 2011
    Rebuttal to Polygamist Propaganda
    Rebecca Kimbel   MscD DTM Polygamy is an adult choice? We polygamist born children were taught from birth we had to live polygamy or lose our salvation. Only polygamists were accepted on our family, our society and by our God. To not live polygamy was to be damned. Our choice in...
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  • 30 Aug 2011
    Are Mormons through with polygamy?
    Dear Readers, Peggy Fletcher Stack’s article is a must read.  It is really good to see Brigham Young University political science professor Valerie Hudson taking this Mormon doctrine by the horns and dealing with it head on.  (Even if she is a woman!) When I realized just how much the Mormon missionaries had LIED...
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  • 26 Aug 2011
    Texas appeals court upholds conviction against FLDS man
    (Dear Readers:  I don’t think I need to tell you how good this is.  You gotta love TEXAS!)   http://www.facebook.com/extern/login_status.php?api_key=102242039870446&app_id=102242039870446&channel_url=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.ak.fbcdn.net%2Fconnect%2Fxd_proxy.php%3Fversion%3D3%23cb%3Df2e06a6efbdb7c6%26origin%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fstoppolygamyincanada.wordpress.com%252Ff7a2c9b7a4c314%26relation%3Dparent.parent%26transport%3Dpostmessage&display=hidden&extern=2&locale=en_US&next=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.ak.fbcdn.net%2Fconnect%2Fxd_proxy.php%3Fversion%3D3%23cb%3Df281698ef13b84a%26origin%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fstoppolygamyincanada.wordpress.com%252Ff7a2c9b7a4c314%26relation%3Dparent%26transport%3Dpostmessage%26frame%3Df115188fd3dfd93%26result%3D%2522xxRESULTTOKENxx%2522&no_session=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.ak.fbcdn.net%2Fconnect%2Fxd_proxy.php%3Fversion%3D3%23cb%3Df24164987d8d574%26origin%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fstoppolygamyincanada.wordpress.com%252Ff7a2c9b7a4c314%26relation%3Dparent%26transport%3Dpostmessage%26frame%3Df115188fd3dfd93&no_user=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.ak.fbcdn.net%2Fconnect%2Fxd_proxy.php%3Fversion%3D3%23cb%3Df24e31e9e32d1e2%26origin%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fstoppolygamyincanada.wordpress.com%252Ff7a2c9b7a4c314%26relation%3Dparent%26transport%3Dpostmessage%26frame%3Df115188fd3dfd93&ok_session=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.ak.fbcdn.net%2Fconnect%2Fxd_proxy.php%3Fversion%3D3%23cb%3Df3a948932d5f9b%26origin%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fstoppolygamyincanada.wordpress.com%252Ff7a2c9b7a4c314%26relation%3Dparent%26transport%3Dpostmessage%26frame%3Df115188fd3dfd93&sdk=joey&session_origin=1&session_version=3 By lindsay whitehurst The Salt Lake Tribune First published 3 hours ago Updated 40 minutes ago Updated Aug 26, 2011 12:32PM In a ruling that could influence a dozen cases...
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  • 24 Aug 2011
    Warren Jeffs will serve out life sentence in solitary confinement
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2029580/Warren-Jeffs-moved-solitary-cell-serve-life-sentence-child-rapes-Texas.html?ito=feeds-newsxml#...
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  • 24 Aug 2011
    No more from Saskatchewan, Please!
    I have said this before and I’ll say it again.  I am not posting any more comments from people in Saskatchewan regarding the relationship overlap problems in law there.  I have done all that I can, written to your government, asked you to organize yourselves and get whatever laws offending...
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  • 18 Aug 2011
    Should Religions be allowed to keep abuse of children and vulnerable adults to themselves without outside intervention?
    Dear Readers: Following is an excerpt from an article in The Wall Street Journal by William Mcgurn published August 16, 2011, “Religion and the Cult of Tolerance”  (emphasis mine) The latest example is a case called Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which the Supreme...
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  • 17 Aug 2011
    The riots remind us that polygamous societies are naturally violent
    (Dear Readers,  I have decided to post this blog article by Ed West.  We know that the terrible riots in France, 2010, were caused by “fatherless” societies of Muslim males whose life styles were being threatened.  Those life styles being them going to their home countries and bringing back more...
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  • 16 Aug 2011
    Letters to the editor & Editorial
    Letter by Jancis Andrews in National Post:  http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/08/16/todays-letters-israel%e2%80%99s-threat-from-within/#more-47750  Editorial in Calgary Herald:  http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Justice+brides+Bountiful/5253612/story.html  Letter by Valsa Peter in Calgary Herald:  http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Time+going/5251313/story.html  Letter by Nancy Mereska in Edmonton Journal:  http://www.edmontonjournal.com/opinion/Consenting+adult+logic+doesn+wash/5259952/story.html  I would like to thank the Edmonton Journal for printing my letter.  I am amazed.  They didn’t change a word!  For...
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  • 10 Aug 2011
    Will we ever be assured that Warren Jeffs is behind bars for good?
    http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2011/aug/09/jeffs-among-those-who-could-get-new-trial-on/...
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  • 10 Aug 2011
    RCMP Going to Texas!
    http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20110809/rcmp-investigate-bc-polygamous-community-110809/#.TkHlGd-e7Gg.email...
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  • 10 Aug 2011
    Note from Kathleen Mackert, Member of Stop Polygamy in Canada’s Steering Committee for The Reference, Survivor of FLDS Polygamy & Witness for the AGBC
    My faith in our legal system has been restored on many levels today. Thank God for Texas and their hard stand against the abuse of children. What Utah and Arizona have failed to accomplish for centuries, Texas did in a few short years. I am so overcome with emotion that I...
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