I only mention it because, apparently, Winston Blackmore, isn't so sure. In his mind, out of tens of thousands of polygamists across the country, his religious sect is being targeted, disregarding his basic charter right to religious freedom.
"This is not about polygamy," Blackmore said in a statement to media Thursday. "To us this is about religious persecution."Umm, no.
He said the issue is political.
Sorry, sir, but I do believe that you might be just a little bit misinformed.
This is about enforcing the criminal law of the country. Something which should have been done long ago. Particularly where, in these types of sects, child marriages are common. Those too violate the law, you see.
As far as your Charter rights go, Mr. Blackmore, you might want to remember that those are subject "to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society".
Reasonable limits. Demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.
Right. See you at the SCC, sir.
And good luck with that. Not.