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 Blackmore is called by his admirers) had seven wives.  By 2002, he had twenty-six wives–only seven of whom were Canadians–and close to ninety children born in Canada and entitled to both Canadian and U.S. citizenship.”

If any of his “ex” wives are reading the news reports on this trial, I wonder what they think of his memory loss regarding their relationships with him?

Also, Sheila Pratt of the Edmonton Journal did a feature article last summer on the slave labour camps of the FLDS.  It reran on December 28th as it was voted best feature article of the year.

http://www.theprovince.com/health/From+archives+Journey+from+Bountiful+Sundre/5919976/story.html

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