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This Case Epilogue written February 1, 2017 is intended to provide context to this web site as it documents a Canadian constitutional challenge spanning from 2004 to 2016. Bruce Montague determined to expose the constitutional violations in the Canadian Firearms Act. After being charged, mounting a constitutional challenge and appealing to the Supreme Court of Canada, Montague's case was dismissed without reasons. With Bruce in jail, the Montagues then faced an another twist of injustice -- the confiscation of their home and property by the Ontario government. The Montagues fought the civil forfeiture of their home for years until, in the summer of 2016, the Canadian Constitution Foundation was instrumental in negotiating with the Ontario Civil Forfeiture department to drop the lien against the Montague home. The Canadian Constitution Foundation deserves our support as they continue to fight other cases of injustice around the country. YOU COULD BE NEXT! Canada is undergoing a quiet revolution and your fundamental rights and freedoms are at stake!
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Sep11: 9/11 - a Reminder to Eternal Vigilance

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Date: September 11, 2005

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 beast.

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 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 in court.

Again, on behalf of the Montagues and the case management team, we thank you all for your continued prayers and support.


Ryan Kidd
for the Case Management Team

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