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ISBN: 9781552212974-08

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Decision and Aftermath

From: Cruel Arithmetic


This chapter focuses on the decision in the Polygamy Reference case. Chief Justice Bauman’s reasons for the judgement are discussed in detail.



Craig Jones

Craig Jones, QC, BGS, LLB, LLM, holds law degrees from UBC and Harvard Law School. For six years he was the lead constitutional litigator for the Attorney General of British Columbia, where he argued a series of significant cases including the Safe Injection Site appeal, the Polygamy Reference, and challenges to the Braidwood Taser Inquiry. He is now a professor of law at Thompson Rivers University. He is the author of four books and dozens of articles on legal subjects.