Dear Friends and Supporters:
"9/11" evokes outrage as we recall the innocent lives lost as the
burning twin towers crashed to the ground in 2001. Upon reflection,
these horrible acts of terrorism must also strengthen our resolve to
maintain an eternal vigilance for peace and freedom.
But are foreign terrorists and criminals the first concern of
freedom-loving citizens in North America? No, history has proven that
the most potent threat to freedom comes from the very governments which
seek to disarm us for the sake of "public safety".
"9/11" will always be a reminder to eternal vigilance, and it has added
personal significance for the Montagues. With Bruce and Donna's arrests
one year ago on September 11, 2004, the Montague family was plunged
head-long into a legal battle to maintain the RIGHTS OF ALL CANADIANS to
own and use firearms responsibly, including self-defense against man or
It has been a steep learning curve, but the past 12 months proved to be
very productive, and rewarding. We have passed several milestones:
- Sep 17 2004
- - the legal defense trust fund was established
- Sep 21 2004
- - Bruce was released on bail
- Oct-Dec 2004
- - launched www.BruceMontague.ca and the fund raising DVD
- Feb-Apr 2005
- - Bruce's cross-country speaking tour informed and
motivated hundreds of supporters
- Bruce conducted several radio, newspaper and TV
interviews getting the message out and raising funds
- Bruce and Donna spoke movingly of their personal convictions
and commitment to this case at gun shows and sporting events
- Mar 2005
- - as a delegate for his riding, Bruce spoke to the Conservative
Party Convention in Montreal, playing a crucial role in
developing and passing amendments to favour firearms rights
in the official Conservative Party policy
- Apr 2005
- - the defense fund surpassed 25% of the expected $300,000
costs to bring the case to the supreme court ($75,000)
- Aug 11-19 2005
- - the case management team conducted a week of productive
meetings to plot legal strategy
- Apr-Aug 2005
- - several legal experts have come forward and offered tips,
insights, and assistance in preparation of the legal case
Wow! That was an exhausting year. Now with the crown's disclosure in
our hands finally, we have a lot of research to be completed before the
Judicial Pre-trial, which is scheduled for December 20, 2005.
Keep up the eternal vigilance. There are so many grassroots
opportunities to promote responsible citizenship and good government.
Let's all do our part, in our communities and at the polls, as well as
Again, on behalf of the Montagues and the case management team, we thank
you all for your continued prayers and support.
for the Case Management Team
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