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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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Nov6: Ontario Superior Court Ruling on Montague Charter Challenge

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November 6, 2007


Today's ruling acknowledges the right to firearms ownership, but then defers to parliament's history of infringing on our fundamental right to possess effective tools for the defense of human life. While we disagree with the ruling on the whole, this constitutional right will be the focus of the next stage of the Firearms Act challenge.

In the process of appealing to the Supreme Court of Canada, this decision is a relatively small setback. In fact it gives the Montagues a strong basis to refocus and represent arguments for consideration by the higher court.

Besides our appeal to Canada's constitutional heritage, we will emphasize the common-law basis for self-defense, and highlight the glaring ineffectiveness and pitfalls of the Firearms Act. As intended from the beginning, our next goal is to have portions of the Act struck down by the Ontario Court of Appeal.

The biggest loss in today's ruling is that Bruce and Donna will now be going into the criminal trial on Nov 13, 2007 with the crown seeking the full penalties of the current harsh, complex, and unreasonable sections of the criminal code which are enabled by the Firearms Act.

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AcrobatReader Doug Christie's Argument Outline Presented before Justice Wright on Oct 22, 2007 -- Download 8 page Acrobat .PDF file»

Justice Wright's Ruling Released on November 6, 2007 -- Download 11 page Acrobat .PDF file»

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