Mr. Chris Bentley
Attorney General for Ontario,
I am writing in regard to the AG's action against Bruce and Donna Montague, Dryden, Ontario. Bruce and I met in College (1979) and have been friends ever since that time. I find it reprehensible that the AG's office is using a piece of legislation designed to punish people who make their living through criminal means against the Montagues.
I watched them live a Spartan lifestyle after moving to Dryden. I visited them in the beat-up mobile home they purchased with the proceeds of their home and business sale in St. Jacobs.
It was amazing to me that they lived in the pole barn Bruce built one summer while Bruce built the foundation of their home. Then lived in the foundation while he hand built the home. I remember 3 children sharing one very small bedroom and the leaks in the ceiling when the tar paper roof got punctured by wood chips. They bought and paid for things they needed when they had the money. It is not a crime not to have a mortgage.
People of privilege can not and will not be able to comprehend this lifestyle of avoiding debt where ever and when ever possible.
Proceeds of crime? Only if hard work, saving, scrimping, denying ones self the things people normally take for granted is a crime: no cable, no satellite, no cell phone. All these things take money. Proceeds of crime? I think not.
Stop this insanity. Please.
200 McKeen Street
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