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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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Oct5: court report on Montague Home Seizure

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October 5, 2005

Dear Supporters:

We just got back from our court hearing that deals with the forfeiture of our home.

It didn't go as well as I had hoped. The judge didn't allow Donna and I to put forth any arguments; only the crown seemed to be allowed to speak.

No doubt, the judge's attitude toward us was influenced by the fact that the crown had arranged for added security measures to be taken. There were about six uniformed and at least two plain clothes police officers there just for our hearing. Our case was delayed one and a half hours so that they could empty the court room of all other cases except ours. We were searched as well as some supporters, before entering the court room. When we sat down in the court room we were surrounded by police officers (both uniform and non). I found these theatrics very disturbing, as they definitely conveyed the impression that we were dangerous to the court. I thought it was quite evident that these theatrics biased the judge against us.

The only minor concession we got, was not being forced to insure our home. The crown was trying to have the judge order that we insure our home "against common perils". The judge seemed to agree that this was going a little too far, and ordered that if the crown wants to insure its interests, then the crown should pay for it and let the trial judge decide if we should be responsible for the premiums.

I felt the only thing that helped at all, was our lawyer, Calvin Martin. Under very short notice he wrote up some papers and faxed them in ahead of us. Our court system most definitely does not like to hear from "mere mortals". I find this whole process tyrannical and malicious. I feel like a mouse that the cat has found.

Bottom line is, we get to keep our home, at least until after our constitutional trial. The judge also put a hold on assigning us court costs until after the trial. In effect we no longer really have a home that is ours, but are allowed to stay in it under strict rules.

This is a heavy personal blow to us, with decades of labour and savings lost to an act of malicious and arbitrary state power. Even though I understand the tactics and know what they're up to, it still bothers me immensely that people in our justice system can do the things they do. Then they bear false witness against us to try to justify their actions.

As far as the constitutional challenge goes, this is REALLY GOOD NEWS!!! We don't have to deal with the crown taking our home away until after our Charter Challenge. The other good point is that this tactic of taking our home away from us really shows the true colours of our justice system. They will stoop to anything to defend their "billion dollar law". They are using one bad law (Proceeds of Crime law) to try and save another bad law (the Firearms Act).

The stakes are rising, and the pressure is building. This means that the crown must be very nervous that a group of Canadians trying to defend our constitution might actually win.

Daily, I give a prayer of thanks that we have the supporters we do, and I pray also that we continue to build our strength in spite of the adversity the crown throws at us.

Yours in Liberty,


I will be strong and courageous. I will not be terrified, or discouraged; for the Lord my God is with me wherever I go. Joshua 1:9

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