Bruce Montague
Bill C-68 Court Challenge
CCF Takes Montague Case | News | Sign-Up for email-updates | donate Donate
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!
What's Wrong with Civil Forfeiture» | Write to Stop Civil Forfeiture»

News Archive


Site Map

Letter to the Queen of England

Property Rights Index

Her Majesty The Queen
Buckingham Palace
London, SW1A 1AA
United Kingdom

Sept.2, 2005

Dear Queen Elizabeth II I am using this means to ask you to correct a mistake made by Queen Victoria when writing the British North America Act of 1867. She illegally "disallowed" individual property rights of British subjects living within Canada and gave them to the provinces under section 92 (13) instead. This is beginning to have serious ramifications as our government of the day is set on taking our property without due process of law and without just compensation for the property the government seizes.

As former British subjects, Canadians can historically trace their individual property rights to the Magna Carta of 1215, the English Bill of Rights of 1689, 'Locke's Second Treaties' (1690), and Blackstone's 'Commentaries'. However, Canadians lost their property rights to the provinces in colonial Canada under section 92 (13) "Property and Civil Rights in the Province" of the BNA (British North America) Act of 1867 and in what is now known as the "Constitution Acts 1867 to 1982".

The fact that Queen Victoria "disallowed" individual property rights in the BNA Act of 1867 does not mean those same rights ceased to exist. They still exist because a right can never be taken away.

Therefore, I am requesting that you correct the wrong Queen Victoria bestowed upon Canadians. Please return to us our individual property rights immediately.

You may possibley use section 26 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as a legal port to formerly return to Canadians this fundamental right for our liberty. Section 26 read, " The guarantee in the Carter of certain rights and freedoms shall not be construed as denying the existence of any other rights or freedoms that exist in Canada."

Please encourage Canadian courts to add the individual right to property to the five principles to which it has already given this protection: judicial independence, federalism, democracy, rule of law and minority rights. Without the addition of individual property rights, these other principles become irrelevant.

Also encouage the Governor General of Canada, the Government of Canada and the Province of Sask. to include my individual property rights to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In any event give me my individual property rights with or without these government branches co-operation.

Yours in Tyranny,

Joe Gingrich
Box 2409, Nipawin, Sask., Canada

The Queen has asked the Private Secretary to thank Mr. Gingrich for his letter and to say that it has been passed to the Governor-General of Canada so that this approach to Her Majesty may be known and consideration given to the points raised in the letter. 17th October, 2005

back to top | search | home | site map
DISCLAIMER: is maintained by friends and supporters of Bruce Montague.
It is NOT an official mouth-piece for Bruce Montague's legal defense.