Thu Sep 16 18:19:36 PDT 2010
Bruce and I had a very good summer. We saw our eldest son get married, we
visited some friends at the East Coast, Bruce's parents had a restful visit
with us for a couple weeks, and all our children are safely off to school.
We felt strong and recharged when Bruce read the notice to turn himself in
yesterday (Wednesday) before the Supreme Court of Canada would release their
decision if they'd hear our appeal.
At 9:30 this morning I received an
e-mail from Doug Christie (our lawyer) stating that the "SCC dismissed our
appeal without costs."
This means that there is still no precedent in the Supreme Court of Canada regarding the
constitutionality of the Firearms Act.
Bruce is in jail in the Thunder Bay district jail. We expect him to be
transfered to a larger jail within a week. I'm hoping for the farm as then
I can get to visit him. He comes up for a parole hearing in mid December -
if we've calculated our dates the correctly. If Bruce is successful he could be
home for Christmas; if not he will remain there for another 6 months.
I just talked with Bruce and he hadn't heard the decision. He was quite
I believe we will proceed with the courts to discuss the return and/or
destruction of our property that was seized during the Sept 11 2004 raid on
I think the crown will proceed with court action to seize our home. So I'm
currently preparing a package of documents for Doug Christie. Unfortunately I will be
facing these proceedings alone with our lawyer Doug. I so wish Bruce would
be there too.
It was very hard to say goodbye and see Bruce walk away, praying he'd be
home for Christmas. It has been a very trying day and I feel crushed.
Bruce must feel much worse.
Bruce really appreciates your letters. So please consider sending a note to
him. It doesn't have to be long, maybe just share your perspective on his
situation, or share some of your summer's adventures with him.
Thunder Bay District Jail.
285 MacDougall St
Thunder Bay, ON P7A 2K6
Doug made a comment to me that "We may have lost this battle but we haven't
lost the war."
We must consider our options, and prepare for what's to come.
Yours in Liberty,
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