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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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Sep28: Montagues Face Civil Forfeiture of Their Property

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Date: September 28, 2005
Source: The Dryden Observer

by Warner Bloomfield

Bruce and Donna Montague face a new hurdle in their battle with authorities over the gun registry legislation.

On Sept. 16, the local couple learned the crown had filed and order lacing a lien on their residence which prevents them from using the equity in the home to fund their defence against a series of gun related charges.

Montague says the order was filed by James MeKeachie, Crown Counsel, Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities.

The civil forfeiture laws were initially put in place to fight organized crime but are not restricted to that. They allow governments to seize assets such as bank accounts homes and vehicles.

"Basically we can't try to get a mortgage and can't sell our house. We can't do what we want with our property," Montague says, adding the news floored him and his wife when they heard it last week.

The order is a separate case from the firearms charges the Montagues face and will be heard in a Kenora court on Oct. 5.

Beyond the immediate impact such an order has on his family, Montague says he is disturbed to learn the government is prepared to use such powers in a case that has nothing to do with organized crime.

"It's a prime example of what we are fighting for. This is a people control law." he says of the gun registry legislation.

Officials with the Ontario Attorney General's office were not available for comment at press time.


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