Canadian with 27 wives and 145 children
Winston Blackmore has the largest polygamous family in Canada. The 59-year-old man is the happy spouse of 27 women and the father of 145 children. The fact is that Winston is the leader of a Mormon fundamentalist group in Canada, which, according to the law, is persecuted by the government of the country. In the past, a man was twice arrested for polygamy, but both times the trial never took place.
Recently, an audience in the US state of Utah, known for its polygamous Mormons, Winston Blackmore, issued a statement that he was categorically against the legalization of polygamy because it could lead to the exploitation of women.
In Utah, Mormons seek to recognize polygamy as legitimate.
Blackmore said that he and his wives are officially friends. Despite this, the Canadian authorities still charge him with polygamy.