August 12, 2016

Montagues win fight to keep their home but gun owners still at risk in Canada

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Bruce and Donna Montague have reached a settlement with Ontario Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities to keep their house after a 15 year court battle that ensued when the couple let their firearms licenses expire in an act of civil disobedience over Bill C-68.

Bruce was a licensed gunsmith and well respected member of his community. His only crimes were paper crimes associated with letting his license expire deliberately so he could fight the constitutionality of the bill in court.

What transpired was unexpected. Bruce was charged with 26 offences related to letting his license expire, 18 months in prison, his business gun inventory was seized and he was given a lifetime prohibition from being licensed and owning firearms.

But that wasn’t enough punishment so the Ontario government applied to take the Montague’s home under civil forfeiture laws.

The civil forfeiture was dismissed and the couple can keep their home.

I had a chance to talk to Bruce about why they thought it was important to stand up to the government, about his time in jail and what’s next after a long court battle.

Bruce and Donna have nothing left but he believes if enough people speak out and know their rights, change can happen. Despite everything, he says the government has limits and people need to challenge them at every opportunity.

Viewers have asked how to help the Montagues. They say the best way to help is to donate to the Canadian Constitution Foundation who represented them through this nightmare, at no cost.

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commented 2016-08-13 16:13:51 -0400
Have you ever heard, “no victim, no crime”. These licenses/registrations are not laws, they are used as shakedowns. The Government, they are Public Servants that are put there by the people to protect us from “Robber Barons”. Unfortunately they have become the “ROBBER BARONS”. Montague is right and you have to stand, that is why we have to keep our guns.
They want you unarmed with their boot stomping on your face, forever.
Think I am wrong, go spend a day in a court room and watch the robbery taking place every day.
Good for you Montagues, I just went through the same thing on a much smaller scale, but I stood up to them and did not bow down to their fake authority. Now it is in the court record. I won’t roll over. people you shouldn’t either. Time to STAND.
commented 2016-08-13 08:29:39 -0400
The punishment is always in the process, and I hope they go after the government for their blatant attack. Clearly they were out to destroy them and make an example of them. Rules are only for the law abiding, not the crooks hiding in our government.
commented 2016-08-12 23:15:07 -0400
Further to my comments below. The irony is, that by going after them in this manner, they’ve proven the Montgaue’s were right – we need guns to protect against government!!

Expect more of this, as Wynn’s ideology fails, her desperation for money increases, and now they’ve tasted blood, and gotten away with it. They’ll start expanding their excuses for seizing ppty. Besides, Wynn, like all Lefty’s, doesn’t believe in property rights!

This is why it’s imperative, that Wynn be charged with something – anything, I don’t care what – and put out of business. I’d like to know the names of all those involved !!
commented 2016-08-12 22:45:28 -0400
Small business owners have experienced or will experience the same treatment. Someone has to pay for government and public servant retirement benefits. I too will die providing benefits for government and public servant benefit programs. Sure, I could have joined their ranks and could now be planning my retirement, but who would then pay for theirs?
commented 2016-08-12 22:23:24 -0400
People with courage ,conviction , and integrity, no wonder the libs hate them.
commented 2016-08-12 22:01:08 -0400
Good advice Rebelation Rebelation.
commented 2016-08-12 20:59:27 -0400
I’d like to thank the Montague family for their efforts, and their courage!!

Being in a position of nothing-left-to-lose, is actually a good position to be in, should they find the strength to soldier on. Wynn, paid 2/3 of a Samsung contract that she didn’t have to, and for product not needed. Wasting taxpayer money like that is a Breach of Trust. The Montagues need to look at alternatives like this, to charge Wynn, and get her through the back door!!

2 lessons here. First, while I stand behind the Montagues, you don’t have to get yourself charged to launch a Constitutional Challenge in Canada. You can simply walk into a courthouse and file the paperwork. Second, make sure all your ppty is sold to an offshore corp before you proceed!
commented 2016-08-12 20:13:22 -0400
Good people, Bruce and Donna. Thanks for your humility. All the same, I’d rather crowdfund them directly and let them allocate. A victory for keeping your shelter, but not your achievements? Very frustrating
commented 2016-08-12 19:51:21 -0400
The bureaucrats responsible for this illegal attack on the Montagues should be exposed and loose their jobs and pensions. Bureaucrats have way too much power.
commented 2016-08-12 18:50:55 -0400
Thanks mongrel, I was under the impression that governments are here to protect its citizens not to allow them to be legally tortured by law fair and bullied by idiologs.
commented 2016-08-12 18:37:28 -0400
Abuse of the legal system by the province and the police.
commented 2016-08-12 18:23:11 -0400

This was under Ontario jurisdiction and not Federal. Hence the Ontario Party of Liberal Corruption. Harper did not have the jurisdiction. Also, he had the naive concept of the separation of judiciary and politics, hence his being frustrated by the judiciary. The Liberally Corrupt Party has no such distinction from the judiciary or bureaucracy.

commented 2016-08-12 17:55:40 -0400
Slaves are not allowed to own guns. How is it that the Harper government didn’t have this thrown out of court long ago?
commented 2016-08-12 16:01:10 -0400
Brave guy. I thank him and his wife for standing up against this government overreach. Out in the open for everyone to see.
I agree Lloyd, there is no reason these guys should not accept people throwing in a few bucks to help them survive. People would donate to them as well as to the Canadian Constitution Foundation. Thank God for the Canadian Constitution Foundation.
commented 2016-08-12 15:59:29 -0400
Yet Khader gets an out of jail card for being a murderer. What Montague needed to do was say he was muslim and the q’ran allows him armaments free from interference of non-sharia law.

This was a case to make an example of a citizen who chose to fight the state on constitutional grounds. It did not need to drag 15 years nor did the state need to go to more and more extreme punitive actions. The state did so strictly as a warning to other citizens who insist on their rights and freedoms as to what will happen: a SLAPP style litigation. The litigation designed to break you even if the state does no win. This may have involved firearm ownership this time, next time freedom of speech and of assembly.

Thank you to the courage of Montague, I don’t think I would have had the fortitude to last 15 years of government bully boys. Also thank you to the CCF for supporting Montagues in this courageous fight, I know who I am going to donate to.
commented 2016-08-12 15:31:58 -0400
Why couldn’t a half and half fund be set up!?
I would donate
This story has got to stay on the REBEL for a while , it’s unbelievable what they went and still are going through
commented 2016-08-12 15:31:11 -0400
The emerging fascist state! Doubt only gun owners are to be at risk! Bet the muzzies will not get treated like this!