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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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On September 23, 2010 the Montagues received a letter from the office of the Attorney General resuming proceedings to confiscate their property as "proceeds of crime."

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Let's be clear. Bruce Montague deliberately challenged the firearms law because he thought it was unconstitutional. The Supreme Court chose to ignore rather than to answer Bruce's challenge, though the question is of significant public interest.

Bruce was convicted and is doing time for paperwork violations, not violent crimes or acts endangering the public peace.

Now the Ontario Government is using its relatively new "organized crime" property confiscation legislation to take the Montague home.

Bruce did jail time as a political protester. Fine. Lots of good guys in history did jail time too in protest of entrenched societal injustice.

However, Bruce's wife and family should be left out of this. Confiscating the inheritance of the children (who are all at University now) and putting his wife on the street is an outrageous miscarriage of justice.

But that's what the office of the Attorney General of Ontario is proceeding to do.

Is the present Attorney General aware of what is happening? Is the Ontario government prepared to defend its actions to voters?

All Canadians who value their homes should feel compelled to write. Is this proceeds of crime legislation applied so loosely that you too could find yourself losing your home on account of a personal vendetta by government officials?

Contact Ontario Attorney General

It only takes three minutes to write to the Ontario Attorney General using this online form.

A letter sent to the AG by Doug Wightman is posted here along with other letters.

Contact Information for Ontario Politicians

Let's hold our politicians accountable for the consequences of this dangerous "proceeds of crime" legislation.

Find your Ontario MPP using this list of current MPPs »

Read more about this "guilty till proven innocent" proceeds of crime law

Read the act itself: Civil Remedies Act, 2001 »

In 2009 the AG boasted of having confiscated $11 million and having $39 million frozen

Interestingly the legislation being used against the Montagues was sponsored by the then Ontario AG Jim Flaherty: Bill 155, Remedies for Organized Crime and Other Unlawful Activities Act, 2000 »

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