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Winston Blackmore

Winston Blackmore of Bountiful, BC is an advocate of polygamy under traditional Mormon polygamy rules.

He leads a moderate group in the town as opposed to a more extreme sect based in Utah and Texas which is also active in Bountiful.

He is unfraid to be seen in public or justify his group's practices. Women in his community in a group calling itself Women of Bountiful spoke up on April 20, 2005 in a press conference to say (paraphrased by CBC Radio as) 'I've chosen this lifestyle, my children are safe, and I want to live my life.' Some were dressed traditionally, some in modern machine-made clothing. They expressed confidence in the lifestyle and proof that they are not hidden or ever prevented from participating in social life outside their town or community.