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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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Jan12-2011: Montague released on parole

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Source: Kenora Daily Minder and News

By Garett Williams

Bruce Montague is free.

The former Dryden gunsmith was granted parole after a hearing last week and was expected to walk out of a Thunder Bay jail Tuesday after four-plus months behind bars.

Montague surrendered himself to authorities in September and learned the Superior Court of Canada would not hear his appeal on 26 firearm related convictions, leaving him to serve the remainder of an 18-month sentence handed down following his 2007 trial in Kenora.

In March, the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld his conviction and sentence.

Montague was sentenced to 18 months behind bars, to be followed by 90 days of community service, following his December 2007 conviction. He was further ordered to forfeit nearly 200 firearms police seized from his Eton-Rugby home and issued a lifetime firearm-ban.

Montague will be back in court in May fighting the civil forfeiture of his Eaton-Rugby home under proceeds of crime legislation. [correction: May 9-13, 2011 is the date set for the criminal forfeiture hearing regarding firearms and other property seized by police]

Montague has called the federal firearms registry unconstitutional and had been fighting it in court since his September 2004 arrest at a Dryden gun show, wearing an unregistered rifle on his back. He has always claimed an inherent right to bear firearms.


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