Canada: FW: The Bruce Montague Scrap C-68 Fund


September 19, 2004, 09:18 AM
FW: The Bruce Montague Scrap C-68 Fund

Calling on all gunowners in the US and Canada, If you have a little spare
cash to help a freedom fighter fight our Canadian Gun Control laws please
send it to the address in the email below.

>From: Joe Gingrich <>
>To: Joe Gingrich <>
>Subject: The Bruce Montague Scrap C-68 Fund
>Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 21:20:43 -0600
>The Bruce Montague Scrap C-68 Fund
>Today three Dryden, Ontario, residents established a trust fund to assist
>Bruce Montague in
>obtaining good legal counsel to carry the fight against the unjust Firearms
>Act all the way to the
>Supreme Court of Canada.
>The Bruce Montague Scrap C-68 Fund is now ready to receive donations.
>In fact, Anthony Nickel of Dryden made the first donation two days ago !!
>Please be generous as you pull out your checkbooks (unfortunately The Fund
>is NOT yet able to
>receive electronic transfers).
>To launch the first public appeal for funds, Donna Montague will be
>attending the gun show in
>Kenora tomorrow to tell of the 36 hour "home invasion" which she and her
>children endured at the
>hands of the OPP and the Ontario Special Weapons Force.
>Jack Wilson & I will also be present to distribute Support Your Rights and
>Freedoms literature at
>a table very graciously provided to us by the local Kenora gun club and to
>assist in the
>collection of funds.
>We all are indebted to Dryden bush pilot Dan Baron (aka The Red Baron),
>Roger Nordlund, a local
>auto repair mechanic, and Willie Cheslock, a financial advisor with Nesbitt
>Burns, for
>volunteering to manage the Fund.
>Please send your donation made out to the

Bruce Montague Scrap C-68 Fund,

address: RR 2 Site 230, box 20, Dryden, Ontario, P8N 2Y5.

>Please become deeply monetarily involved; Bruce is going through this
>grinder for all of us.
>If we do not protect our Rights and Freedoms we will all be subject to
>experience what Bruce and
>Donna have endured.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Joe Gingrich <>
>Date: Friday, September 17, 2004 1:24 pm
>Subject: Friday, Sept 17, Bruce Montague's bail court hearing
> Government Building Court House Dryden, Ontario
> Bruce Montague had a brief 10 minute court appearance today, Friday,
>Sept.17, 04 at
> Government Building Court House Dryden, Ontario.
> The crown prosecutor (persecutor) was formally informed today that
> Bruce's lawyer Ed Burlew will be representing him for the defense against
> charges. The venue for the bail court hearing was then subsequently
>changed to the Kenora Court
> House, Kenora, On. at 10:00 AM, Monday, Sept. 20, 04.
> Eduardo claims the crown is preparing ("digging in") for a legal "bar
>room brawl" and wrangle
> set for this Monday in Kenora, Ontario. Gun Owners, if you can attend
>please do so, if you can
>NOT please contact those of which you are acquainted who can be encouraged
>to attend this bail
>court hearing. Again, it is set for Monday, 10:00 A.M., Sept. 20, 04 at
>the Kenora Court House,
>Kenora Ontario. ]
>Both Bruce and our progun cause need the moral support and financial
>to show our solid resolve to regain our freedoms lost at the hands of the
> Yours in Tyranny,
> Joe Gingrich
> White Fox, Sask.

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September 19, 2004, 09:20 AM
----- Original Message -----
From: Pierre
To: Don.Hart
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2004 6:27 AM
Subject: Re: Bruce's bail hearing

Dear Don,
I have also been pushing the Post since Saturday: I am pretty sure they will end up doing something, but I don't know when. On the other hand, the next issue of the Western Standard (to come out in 10 days) will have both a column of mine and a story.

At 00:21 15/09/2004, you wrote:

Hi Pierre,

I hope this email finds you well!

I am very happy that you're posting Bruce's arrest on your website.

I have tried to get some media interest, but nothing yet.



----- Original Message -----

From: Pierre

Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 7:57 PM

Subject: Re: Bruce's bail hearing

Dear Joe, dear Friends,

I just talked to Donna. The bail hearing is tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10:30. Address:

Court House

Government Building

479 Government Road (Highway 17)

Dryden, Ont.

I will put it on my wbesite now.



At 18:55 14/09/2004, Joe Gingrich wrote:

Lufa has contacted me wanting to know where and when Bruce's bail hearing will be held.

They want to form a protest gathering at the courthouse by posting this on their website.

I have not been in contact with Eduardo since last evening. If anyone knows where and when

Bruce's bail hearing is being held please contact me. We should also put this information on the

Firearms Digest and Pierre's website as early as possible to get the word around to potential


Yours in Tyranny,


September 20, 2004, 02:00 AM
Can you provide a link to the backstory, or tell us what this case involves? I've never heard of it.

September 20, 2004, 03:18 PM
-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher di Armani [mailto:christopher@
Sent: September 20, 2004 12:13 AM
To: jhinter
Cc:; clare. Breitkreuz, Garry - Riding 1A;
Breitkreuz, Garry - M.P.; Breitkreuz, Garry - Assistant 1
Subject: OPP Abandons 12-Year-Old Child As Father Is Arrested

OPP Abandons 12-Year-Old Child As Father Is Arrested
By Christopher di Armani

Civil disobedience is a time-honoured practice when individuals disagree
with the laws of the land. Ghandi and Martin Luther King both practiced
it, and in doing so, changed their worlds. But we must also remember it
cost them their lives.

Here in Canada, members of the Canadian Unregistered Firearms Owners
Association (CUFOA) have been publicly demonstrating against the Firearms
Act for over eighteen months. Various CUFOA members were arrested from
time to time, but the government always dropped the charges. They
apparently had no stomach for seeing the Firearms Act challenged in court.

On Saturday, September 11, 2004, all that changed.

Bruce Montague, a CUFOA member and one of the more vocal opponents of the
Firearms Act, was arrested while attending a Dryden, Ontario, gun show with
his daughter.

That he was arrested is not overly surprising. The Area Firearms Officer
knows all about Bruce and does not like him or his flaunting the law so

What is surprising is the way this case has been handled. After all, Bruce
had been openly asking the government to charge him for ages. He would
have gladly taken OPP officers on a tour of his home and showed them where
the unregistered firearms were.

Instead they dragged Bruce away to jail, left his 12-year old daughter
Katie alone in the Dryden gun show. Donna Montague, Bruce's wife, only
found out about the arrest because a friendly vendor called Donna to let
her know what had happened, and that Katie was with him. The Ontario
Provincial Police apparently couldn't be bothered to let anyone know they
had abandoned the 12-year old child after arresting her father.

When Donna arrived at the gun show with her 17-year old son Mike, she was
understandably distraught. Her husband was apparently in jail and her
daughter had been left to fend for herself after watching her father be
taken away by police.

Outside the gun show Donna was approached by two members of the Ontario
Provincial Police. One officer was known to Donna (she was, until about a
year ago, a cell guard for the OPP), the other identified himself as a
member of the OPP Drug Squad. They informed Donna that Katie was inside
and quite upset and that Donna should get her and bring her out. After
that the needed Donna to accompany them to the OPP station to "sort out
some paperwork".

Donna went inside for her daughter, brought the upset child out to the car
and tried calming her down. She then drove to the OPP station as directed,
with the two officers following her closely.

Once inside the building, Donna was informed she was also under arrest for
violating the Firearms Act section 91(1).

They demanded that her son and daughter leave the room while they
questioned her. She refused. She requested her son remain in the room
with her, that she was not about to be questioned without a witness. The
officers relented and allowed Mike to stay, but sent Katie to wait in the
hall outside.

It was at that point the OPP officers informed her they had a search
warrant for the family home, valid for 48 hours. Despite asking for a copy
of the search warrant she was not given a copy. She was told only, "No, you
can't. It's not here."

When she was finally released from police custody approximately 2-3 hours
later, she was told she could not go home, that if she stepped foot on the
property she would be arrested and charged with obstructing justice.

Donna couldn't believe her ears. When she asked if she could go pick up
some clothes for the children, she was told flatly, "No."

Fortunately Donna and Bruce are well-respected members of their
community. Friends from church took the now-homeless family in and helped
them get through the first few days of their ordeal.

When the police informed her 36 hours later that she was finally "allowed"
back into her home, she didn't want to go alone. Her pastor and another
family friend went with Donna and her children as they warily entered the
family home.

She was amazed at the lack of damage to her home. She expected far
worse. Apart from some holes in the bedroom wall, a broken freezer plug
and a broken shelf in the refrigerator, things appeared pretty much
intact. She has not yet done a thorough inventory for missing items or
damage, as her primary concern at this point is her husband's well-being.

Bruce Montague is no terrorist. He is not a violent man. He is not a
flight risk. In fact he has prayed for his "day in court" for quite some

Yet the government is treating him as though he had committed a heinous
crime instead of the "paper" crime of not having a firearms license. He
sits, as of this writing, in the Kenora Remand Center, where his wife can
see him only through thick glass and speak to him through a telephone.

His bail hearing is scheduled for Monday, September 20, 2004, at 10am at
the Kenora Courthouse. The government will probably spend over a million
dollars to prosecute Bruce Montague. The cost for Bruce's lawyer to deal
with the bail hearing alone is $5,000 plus travel and accommodation
expenses. The actual trial expenses have not yet been estimated.

While those who break into our homes and steal our property are released on
a "Promise To Appear", Bruce Montague, political prisoner, sits in a jail
cell. The Crown Prosecutor is adamant that Bruce should remain in jail
until his trial. He believes Bruce is somehow a "danger to society".

How did our nation's sense of right and wrong, of justice, got bent so
completely out of whack?

Is standing up to the government over an atrocious law such an awful
crime? Is abandoning a 12-year old child as police haul her father away in
handcuffs now acceptable?

Apparently, in today's Canada, it is.

Bruce's wife and other supporters have established a legal defense fund for
him. Please send donations to:

Bruce Montague Scrap C-68 Fund
RR 2 Site 230, Box 20
Dryden, Ontario, P8N 2Y5

Christopher di Armani can be contacted at or at


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