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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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Nov30-2010: The Sinister Side of Proceeds of Crime Legislation

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To the editor:

When the proceeds of crime bill first presented itself in this province, many people thought it was a great idea. The legislation, as we understood it, would strip drug lords and organized crime of their ill-gotten wealth.

But now the provincial government has turned criminal itself, and is using this legislation to decimate a peaceful citizen and his family. Bruce Montague's "crime" was opposing the current gun laws by refusing to comply onerous paperwork requirements. He started a charter challenge to have the laws re-examined. In response, the authorities sentenced him to 18 months in prison. Then they moved to seize his home and his life savings, effectively threatening to put his wife and kids on the street.

Some people disagree with firearms ownership. Fine. But everyone should recognize the outrageous potential this legislation has if the government takes Bruce's property and sets this precedent. Then any political opponent of the government is under threat. All the authorities have to do is brand you a criminal and they can seize everything you have, merely on the balance of probabilities.

These are the tactics of third world dictatorships.

This injustice demands a public outcry...before it's too late.

Kristin Kidd
Toronto, ON

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