Bruce Montague released on Parole

As amazing as it sounds, it’s true.  After no word from the parole hearing last week, it’s a great relief (moreso for Bruce and Donna Montague, I’m sure!) to hear that he has actually been granted parole. He arrived back

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Bruce Montague’s Parole Hearing

As you’re probably aware, this morning at 11am Bruce Montague had a parole hearing that will determine if he is released from the Thunder Bay correctional facility where he’s currently being held. The reports so far are that the hearing

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Ontario’s Attorney General’s Office Angry about public scrutiny in home seizure case

Crown Counsel James McKeachie is very annoyed with the Montague family for making public the letter he wrote to them where he spelled out his intention to take their family home using Ontario’s Civil Remedies Act. They posted his letter

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Ontario’s Attorney General’s Office Angry about public scrutiny in home seizure case, Part 4 of 4

And what happens to all the money and property seized? Well, of the $13.4 million seized in Ontario since 2003, only $1.2 million has been turned over as compensation to “victims of unlawful activity”, whatever that phrase means. Almost half

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Ontario’s Attorney General’s Office Angry about public scrutiny in home seizure case, Part 3 of 4

Donna Montague was not impressed. “At every stage of this process, whenever we’ve ‘negotiated’ with them, we’ve been railroaded,” she said. “The search warrants were illegal.  They said that for our Constitutional challenge to go forward we had to drop

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Ontario’s Attorney General’s Office Angry about public scrutiny in home seizure case, Part 2 of 4

McKeachie, and through him the Attorney General’s office as a whole, was being forced to answer for his actions to the public.  He doesn’t like that at all.  Why should the Ontario Attorney General’s office or McKeachie personally be upset

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Ontario’s Attorney General’s Office Angry about public scrutiny in home seizure case, Part 1 of 4

Crown Counsel James McKeachie is very annoyed with the Montague family for making public the letter he wrote to them where he spelled out his intention to take their family home using Ontario’s Civil Remedies Act. They posted his letter

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Yukon Puts Proceeds of Crime Act on Hold Indefinitely

Justice Minister Marian Horne, during the debate on the budget last week, told the Yukon Assembly the government will not move forward with their proposed Civil Forfeitures Act until the public has been “consulted”. It’s a shocking move for a

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Donna Montague’s Thanksgiving

I had a long talk with Donna Montague on Thanksgiving.  We covered a lot of ground in our almost 2-hour conversation.  Toward the end I asked her if she’d write me a note on what exactly she’s grateful for this

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Word of Montague Home Seizure by Ontario Gov’t Spreads

Bad news travels fast.  So the old saying goes, I think.  It’s certainly true in the case of the Ontario government’s intention of stealing the Montague family home while hiding behind the Civil Remedies Act’s forfeiture clause for “proceeds of

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Donna Montague Needs Your Help

Donna Montague asks supporters of her family to write to the Ontario Attorney General and ask that the forfeiture proceeding against their family home be dropped. September 30, 2010 Dear Supporters; Refer to this page for current instructions on writing

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