CUFOA

Canadian Unlicensed Firearms Owners Association
Association canadienne des propriétaires d’armes sans permis

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"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 against protesters."
- Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, 04 February 2014

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0A6
Dear Mr. Harper,

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.

Sincerely,

Edward B. Hudson DVM, MS
Secretary

CC: Minister John Baird, Minister Peter MacKay, Minister Steven Blaney

Ref:
1. Canada will be watching Ukraine during Olympics, Baird says
http://www.timescolonist.com/news/canada-will-be-watching-ukraine-during-olympics-baird-says-1.813145

2. Court Challenge for Liberty and Rights
http://brucemontague.ca/html/index.html

3. Petition to Assist Bruce and Donna Montague
http://www.cufoa.ca/articles/montague/montague_18_nov_2010.html

Canadian Unregistered Firearms Owners Association
402 Skeena Crt Saskatoon
Saskatchewan S7K 4H2
1-306-242-2379 1-306-249-2359 fax
edwardhudson@shaw.ca
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