Firearms Owners Association
"The abduction and abuse of pro-democracy activists
is a cruel and crude attempt to deter peaceful protest through fear. We
call for an independent investigation into this case and all other crimes
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada
I note with approval Minister Baird's concern for the political activists in the Ukraine and the fact that your Government "has barred Ukrainian officials from entering Canada because it says the government is suppressing dissent."(1)
However, while your Foreign Affairs Minister calls for an investigation into "crimes against protestors" in the Ukraine, both your Minister of Justice and your Minister of Public Safety do nothing to stop government abuse against peaceful protestors here in Canada. I refer specifically to the Government of Ontario's immoral prosecution of Bruce and Donna Montague of Dryden, Ontario, for their peaceful, public protest against the unjust federal Firearms Act.(2)
The Government of Ontario sentenced Mr. Montague to prison for eighteen months. In what can only be described as an "attempt to deter peaceful protest through fear" the Government of Ontario is now seeking to confiscate Bruce and Donna's home.(3)
To have a valid basis to offer moral admonitions to foreign nations, your Government first needs to attend our own backyard.
Please stop the political persecution of Bruce and Donna Montague.
Edward B. Hudson DVM, MS
CC: Minister John Baird, Minister Peter MacKay, Minister Steven Blaney
2. Court Challenge for Liberty and Rights
3. Petition to Assist Bruce and Donna Montague
Canadian Unregistered Firearms Owners Association