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Canada Freezes Citizens’ Bank Accounts to End Trucker Protest 

Canada Freezes Citizens’ Bank Accounts to End Trucker Protest 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is taking drastic action to stop the Freedom Convoy protest: he’s blocking their access to cash. 

By invoking emergency powers, Trudeau has demanded that all financial institutions search through their records to locate clients who may be involved with the Freedom Convoy. Such accounts will be frozen, blocking the client’s access to cash and cryptocurrency. The emergency order also allows banks to start sharing “relevant information” if that “information will help put a stop to the funding of illegal blockades” and gives Trudeau the power to ban public assembly.

“I think this caught everyone off guard,” says Greg Taylor, an executive with Purpose Investments Inc. “There’s a lot of questions right now in figuring out who we’re targeting, what do we have to look at.” 

Several banks have already confirmed freezing accounts belonging to individuals who were involved in “illegal protests.” Their names were provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. 

The Freedom Convoy is a group of Canadian truckers who seek to end COVID restrictions that are impacting the industry. The group has staged multiple protests and has used its trucks to block border crossings. The convoy has been parked in downtown Ottawa for nearly a month despite the government’s threats to strip them of their insurance.

In early February, crowdfunding website GoFundMe reversed $8 million in donations to the convoy.

Author’s Note: Shutting off your means to survive with no warrant and no trial is the move of a dictator, not a democracy. Apparently Canada isn’t as free as we thought.

Sources:

Trudeau’s emergency orders aimed at freezing the funds of the ‘Freedom Convoy’ caught banks off guard 

Banks have started to freeze accounts linked to the protests, Freeland says 

Banks Get Protestors’ Names as Canada Financial Squeeze Unfolds 

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8 Comments

  1. Daniel Less

    Justin ”pretty boy” Trudeau is showing his true colours as the Dictator he really is, and the indoctrinated left wing mentality he most likely inherited from his father, Pierre
    Elliot Trudeau!
    He really is a total moron, but then again he is in good company with other left wing dimwits, like for instance
    Joe ”Beijing” Biden, AOC, Ilhan Omar, Nancy Pelosi, Schmu….
    er I mean Chuck Schumer et al.
    And after all, he has a background as a substitute High school teacher, actor and snowboard instructor, whatever
    the hell that is!
    But nowadays anyone can go into politics without much of an education, the only thing that matters is apparently having the ”right” opinions, nothing else!

  2. Stephen Van Blarcom

    Justin Trudeau Putin. Good luck Canada.

  3. Andrew Robinson

    This happens in the US everyday law enforcement does not even need to define your actions as a crime to seize asserts temporarily or permanently. Look up and read about Civil Asset Forfeiture. Once your activity is defined as criminal (like in the case of the truckers) it’s no holds barred.

    • Joe Gilbertson

      Andrew, not quite. This is applied to individuals, but not whole groups of people.

      I’m a bit familiar with what you are referring to though, and that needs to be fixed.

  4. Lyudmila Loseva

    It is certain that Trudeau is a criminal towards the honest hardworking people of Canada. He wants to steal the money that belongs to Canadians. Trudeau should go to jail for physically and morally insulting people who, by mistake, once voted for this scoundrel.

    • Jake

      If possible he should be recalled Or send Ben and Frank to live with him

      • Joe Gilbertson

        Jake, no need to be cruel…

  5. Margo

    One only needs to contemplate an alliance between Trudeau and Putin to see our northern border rimmed in communist red. If we think migrants at our southern border are a problem, wait til you wake up to Russians banging on your door.

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