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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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Mar20: Court Proceedings Delayed

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Dear Supporters:

It's been a long couple of days for us this week. Court was delayed until 2:30pm on Monday because of a bad snow storm. The judge couldn't land in Kenora Sunday night and had to fly in after noon on Monday.

The judge came back with a decision about the standing of our expert witnesses. Gary Mauser is considered an expert witness but one of his papers will not be considered for the purposes of our hearing. Dave Tomlinson will not be considered an expert for the purposes of our case because he was considered too much of an "advocate" (as opposed to being objective). This news wasn't particularly unexpected and shouldn't have a large effect on our case.

At this point we had to deal with a more serious issue that the crown brought up in the factum. The crown stated "The Crown must be given notice of any constitutional challenge, and where notice is lacking, the challenge may be rejected. The Applicants' factum does not precisely state what is being claimed, . . ." We were able to spend several hours reviewing the factum and assessing this real threat of having our charter challenge dismissed. After much debate our case management team decided it was best to ask for a postponement of 4 months so that we could re-draft our arguments. This also meant that we had to discharge our lawyer from the case.

This was a heart wrenching and difficult decision to make, but rest assured we are doing this with the ultimate success of our challenge in mind. I'm sure there may be some questioning the wisdom of this move, but I implore you not to judge our actions too quickly. There are many factors to consider when making a move like this and we spent a couple of sleepless nights debating it before coming to this drastic conclusion. I wish I could tell you more but there is some sensitive information that was part of this decision that cannot be publicized.

Please don't lose hope (as I sometimes felt in the past couple of days) and continue to pray for our success as we search for an energetic and sharp lawyer to pick up this case - we're researching and interviewing several lawyers over the next two weeks so we can make a decision by April 4th.

Yours in Liberty,


Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge, Past President of the United States.

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