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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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Dec11-2010: Case Update

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Dear Supporters,

It's almost Christmas time, and looks like Bruce will be spending the season in jail.

Two ways you can provide a little encouragement:

1. Send Bruce a Christmas card:

2. Help out with Bruce's dwindling defense fund.

The outstanding constitutional issue the Montagues are fighting is whether the government can take all your property after you're convicted of peaceful firearms-related offenses.

Since our last update we have several small news-bytes:

1. Judge Wright has granted the Montagues the opportunity to challenge the section of the criminal code (491) which requires an automatic forfeiture of firearms and ammunition seized by police, and has ordered a trial in May 2011 to determine whether the Montagues will lose the approx $100,000 worth personal property, business inventory, and firearms seized by the OPP in 2004. The notice of Constitutional Issue is ready to be filed for the Dec 15, 2010 deadline.

2. Bruce's parole application has been submitted and interviews were completed mid November; apparently Donna will get 48 hours notice of the hearing. Although Bruce is a prime candidate for early parole, the process seems to be arbitrary and we don't know what to expect. The earliest possible parole date is Jan 3rd, but it's at the discretion of the parole officer to determine if and when Bruce gets a hearing. If early parole is not granted, automatic parole will occur after two thirds of the sentence is served in early June 2011.

3. A pre-trial date is set for Jan 18, 2011 regarding the civil forfeiture of the Montague's home. A big thanks to many of you who have written to and met with your MPPs. Let's keep up the pressure, and make sure to spread the word so other citizens of Canada know what the Ontario government is up to.

We've enclosed some excerpts of a very pointed letter sent by MPP Randy Hillier to Ontario Attorney General, Chris Bentley.

Merry Christmas to all.

Yours truly,

Donna and the Case Management Team

PS. Read Letter to Chris Bentley dated November 10, 2010 »

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