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Nov16: Montague case continues in court

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Source: Kenora Daily Miner and News

The second day of Bruce and and Donna Montague’s trial on weapons-related charges dating back to 2004 proceeded Thursday

By Garett Williams
Friday November 16, 2007

The second day of Bruce and and Donna Montague’s trial on weapons-related charges dating back to 2004 proceeded Thursday with the Crown calling its second witness and presenting firearms related to the charges to the jury for the first time.

After the morning was spent arguing the admissibility of evidence without the jury present, the trial resumed in the afternoon with Crown attorney Peter Keen calling Const. Glen Fraser to the stand.

A former OPP officer, who now works for the RCMP, Fraser was on site for the second search and responsible for logging and documenting the items -- firearms, ammunition and literature -- recovered from a hidden room in the Montagues’ basement.

The 53 charges against Bruce Montague include unauthorized possession and careless storage of non-restricted firearms, explosives and restricted firearms. His wife, Donna, is facing three charges -- the unauthorized possession of a firearm and two counts of careless storage of a firearm.

Fraser identified the rifle and sign Montague was wearing when he was arrested at a Dryden gun show in 2004. The sign said the gun was unregistered and for sale. He also identified rounds of ammunition, magazines and a shoulder holster recovered from the room. The jury was presented several firearms, including a rifle with a hole drilled through the serial number and hand guns bearing for sale tags.

The day ended as it begun, with the jury being excused while defence council Doug Christie and the Crown argued the admissibility of literature found in the hidden room.

The trial comes a week after the Montagues’ constitutional challenge of the federal Firearms Act -- which aimed to strike out sections of the Criminal Code of Canada related to the act, to have their criminal charges dismissed and to have the Firearms Act declared unconstitutional -- was dismissed by Justice John Wright.


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