James Oler is the current bishop of the Canadian FLDS, who are centered in Bountiful, British Columbia, Canada. In 2002, Winston Blackmore was excommunicated from the FLDS, and the community of Bountiful, where most members live, divided between Blackmore and Warren Jeffs. Following this schism, Jeffs appointed Oler as the new bishop.
Oler and Winston Blackmore were arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in January 2009 and charged with polygamy. The charges were thrown out later, owing to questions about how the Crown selected its prosecutors. On 23 September 2009, "Criminal polygamy charges against Winston Blackmore and Oler are thrown out by B.C. Supreme Court Judge Sunni Stromberg-Stein."