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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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Sep16-10: [Scrap C-68] The SCC has dismissed our appeal!

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Thu Sep 16 18:19:36 PDT 2010

Dear Supporters:

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 disappointed.

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 our home.

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.

Bruce Montague
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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