Looks like Dougie has his finger in another pot.
B.C. polygamy trial draws odd list of interveners
By Daphne Bramham, Canwest News Service
January 27, 2010
VANCOUVER — A free-speech group allied with Holocaust deniers, women's advocates and fundamentalist Mormons are among those looking to have their say at a B.C. trial that will determine the constitutionality of Canada's anti-polygamy law.
They are seeking intervener status in the case, which would let them and the others call evidence and question witnesses during the B.C. Supreme Court trial.
In October, B.C. Attorney General Mike de Jong asked the B.C. Supreme Court to clarify the controversial anti-polygamy law, and rule on whether it violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.A date for the trial has not been set.
Winston Blackmore and James Oler — two men charged with practising polygamy more than a year ago — have sought intervener status. Charges against the men were eventually quashed.
Blackmore is the leader of one faction of fundamentalist Mormons living in the community of Bountiful in southeastern British Columbia.
Oler is the Canadian bishop of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is led by Warren Jeffs. Jeffs has been convicted in Utah as an accomplice to rape and is in jail in Arizona awaiting trial on similar charges there. He has also been charged federally for evading prosecution and for other sex-related crimes in Texas.
In addition to Oler and Blackmore, the Canadian Association for Free Expression has registered for intervener status.
It is represented by lawyer Doug Christie. On its website, the association describes Holocaust denier David Irving as a "a revisionist historian" who has been "banned by the thought police in Canada" and calls on the German government to release Ernst Zundel from prison. Zundel is another Holocaust denier who was deported from Canada.
The B.C. Teachers' Federation, which has long lobbied the government to enforce the anti-polygamy section of the Criminal Code in Bountiful, B.C., has applied for status, as has Nancy Mereska, who is the co-ordinator of the group Stop Polygamy in Canada. The West Coast Women's Legal Education and Action Fund has also signed up.
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Now, considering that at least Paulie has decried same sex marriage legislation in the recent past as an abomination, we wonder if, in the case of polygamy, if he's going to be fer't or agin't?
Then again, the residents are all White. Will that make a difference in their views?
UPDATE: We need to read more carfully. If CAFE is seeking intervener status, of course Paulie is as well.