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Polygamy - Panel
We started this segment with a clip from Stephen Kent, a sociologist at the University of Alberta. And he's one of the people testifying before the B.C. Supreme Court this week.
The court has been asked to rule on whether Canada's law banning polygamy is consistent with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Many of the arguments in the case will revolve around Bountiful, B.C. ... a small, polygamous community where there have been allegations of child trafficking and oppression of women.
But the law that bans polygamy in Canada is very broad. And by some estimates, there are thousands of Canadians who are in relationships that the law would define as polygamous.
Kimberly Ann Joyce, her 3-year-old daughter Kaia and her two partners, Warren Baird and John Bashinski, are among them. They live together as a family in Montreal. They have filed an affidavit with the B.C. Supreme Court. We heard from them. And we also heard from John Ince, he is a lawyer who represents the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association.
To help us understand Canada's current law on polygamy, we were joined by Beverley Baines. She's a law professor at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Homa Arjomand is the Coordinator of the International Campaign Against Shari'a Courts in Canada. Among other things, she counsels women who are in, or have left, polygamous marriages. She was in Toronto. And Naheed Mustafa is a freelance journalist who has researched polygamous marriages in Canada. She was also in Toronto.
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