Canadian government freezes funds raised for truckers protesting vaccine mandates

GiveSendGo funds frozen, truckers on their own as their government cracks down on them

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According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., a Canadian Superior Court granted a request from the Ontario government to freeze access to millions of dollars donated through online fundraising platform GiveSendGo to the truckers convoy protesting Covid-19 restrictions in Ottawa and at several border crossings with the United States.

GiveSendGo was the site chosen by supporters of the trucker blockade after GoFundMe.com decided to freeze the funds and return them to donors. Many Alaskans involved in the Sunday Freedom Convoy 2022 gave funds to the GiveSendGo site.

“A statement from Premier Doug Ford’s office on Thursday said Attorney General Doug Downey brought the application for the order, under 490.8 of the Criminal Code, to prohibit anyone from distributing donations made through the website’s’Freedom Convoy 2022′ and ‘Adopt-a-Trucker’ campaign pages,” the CBC has reported.

The order “binds any and all parties with possession or control over these donations,” according to Ford’s office. It’s unclear how those funds will now be returned to donors.

The primary page, Freedom Convoy 2022, had raised over $8.5 million since the GoFundMe page had been shut down, toward the goal of $16 million to help with food and fuel for truckers protesting the vaccine mandates of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Adopt-a-Trucker page had raised $7 million.

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  1. And just who is truly being “lawless” here?
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    The Trudeau regime is absolutely totalitarian, and MUST be removed from office.
    They are ruthless and illegitimate tyrants by every definition of the word.

  2. Suzanne, you are making it sound like the GiveSendGo donation site got shut down. But if I look, its still pulling $20k-$30K an hour. I don’t think the Canadian gov’t has authority over any crowd funding sites.

    • I only know at this point what CBC is reporting from the government. I see that GiveSendGo says there is no jurisdiction, but transferring money across borders can be interesting. To be continued… – sd

      • Tweet from GiveSendGo

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        Know this! Canada has absolutely ZERO jurisdiction over how we manage our funds here at GiveSendGo. All funds for EVERY campaign on GiveSendGo flow directly to the recipients of those campaigns, not least of which is The Freedom Convoy campaign.

  3. Perhaps. Hopefully my donations have not gone to the tyrants. I also gave to the lawyers defending the truckers: truckerlawyer.ca Let’s Go Brandon! Truck Trudeau!

  4. So sad that Canada has such a different form of government so hostile toward their own essential workers. They’ll take their convoy money from them but ne larle pas with them on their own Parliament Hill. Trudeau will kneel with BLM however. I am heartbroken that the Canadians did not sign our US Constitution. It would have strengthed their freedoms and it would have strengthed the whole of North America. This fanciful flirt with communism is harmful for our beautiful Canadians and harms Alaska economically. I look forward to a new perhaps conservative PM one day. Trudeau? is not open to working with others close to home.

  5. Perspective.
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    Here in America we complain about not being able to give money to the causes we want to give to, no matter where those causes are in the world. We do so while not understanding that other countries do not have the same laws and are not bound by the same Constitution and Bill of Rights that our government is bound by.
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    We should all be thankful that we live in the United States of America.
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    When we as a people are so ignorant to understand that our closest neighbor, biggest trading partner, and North American Continental companion is a different country bound by their own laws what chance do we have understanding the differences between the 50 states, or even understanding our own laws?
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    They don’t have first amendment rights in Canada, they don’t have second amendment rights in Canada, etc., etc, etc…they are a different country.
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    Hopefully more people can gain an appreciation for perspective and where we stand with all of this. There have been constitutionally flawed mandates and our system of government has struck them down in short order, sometimes reaching all of the way to the highest courts in the land. We should all remember and be thankful that we live in the United States of America.
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    Perspective.

    • Steve-O you are correct that Canada has different laws, but please remember that the British Common wealth is based on the Magna Carta of 1215.

      The US has ALWAYS supported freedom and liberty around the globe and this is really no different. Here are individual Canadians standing up for their individual “right to choose” and individual sovereignty. They are protesting their oppressive government, a government that just like here is supposed to work FOR them not DICTATE to them. Somebody once said:
      “The rights you have are only those you can defend”
      Canadians are doing just that and Americans individually have chosen to support their fight by providing them with the means to continue. Trudeau’s refusal to negotiate with the truckers speaks volumes. Since you claim that Canadians do NOT have certain rights please see below:

      Excerpt from the Canadian immigration service:
      Your rights and freedoms in Canada

      In Canada, federal and provincial or territorial laws protect the

      freedom to express your beliefs and opinions (including through free press)
      freedom to associate with anyone you wish and gather peacefully with other people
      freedom to practice religion
      right to live anywhere in Canada
      right to protection from unlawful or unjust arrest or detention by the government; in Canada, every person is equal before and under the law
      right to due legal process under Canadian law, which means that the government must respect all your rights under the law
      right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination based on
      race
      national or ethnic origin
      colour
      religion
      gender or sexual orientation
      age
      mental or physical disability
      same rights for women and men
      right to receive services from the Government of Canada in either English or French

  6. Those who abuse their authority to silence political opponents only reveal their fear of the message they seek to silence. Those with integrity have no need silence their opponents. Critics of those with integrity usually further illuminate the moral high ground of those they criticize.

  7. Don’t have to “transfer” across borders. Just make an international purchase. Just call the local Petrol station and pay for $9,900 of diesel and have them either deliver or hold for pickup. Or the local Subway and hold 990 samiches for pickup. Do they have Door Dashers in Canada? Aren’t there people still able to get across the border? The only way they are going to shut money transfer down is to shut the hole country down to outsiders. Not sure they can afford to do that. If they go that far the truckers are going to be the least of their worries, because they at least, are peaceful.

  8. Simply a very lame political/ judicial move that exposed the illigitimate Canadian court, the ruling has virtually no legal weight except it’s illegality in due process. There are some American lawyers considering suing their court for it’s illegal process. It is excellent to see the desperate attempts that expose them. Hopefully the regime is falling.

  9. Yet violent fascist groups such as Black Lives Matter & Antifa can receive unlimited funds without question because they have the blessing of the corrupt & vicious Globalist Cabal.

    • Exactly. So much corruption surrounding money throughout and between governments and global elites yet when regular people support regular people who are doing nothing more than standing up for their rights, now government is gong to do something about it.

  10. Justin Castreau glibly thought he could take them down with another pretentious little speech. What a buffoon! It’s fascinating to watch their woke tyranny sputter and fume as the truckers simply wait them out.
    How long before this defiance crosses the border?

  11. Goodbye, Justin Ceaucescu.
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    If you are lucky, your political career will soon end only in exile, instead of in front of a firing squad, as you in fact fully deserve.

  12. America First MAGA syncophants should be the first to understand when Canada exerts it’s sovereignity and puts Canada First

    • You don’t follow real news much do you? THEY ARE CANADIANS STANDING UP FOR CANDADIANS against people who have no idea what “Canada First” even means. I also don’t understand why MAGA has anything to do with this, but it would be awesome if we could do that. Please just put your thesaurus back on the shelf and stop being a troll.

  13. I bet Marx never suspected that when the workers of the world united, it would be against the socialist dictators and not against the evil capitalists…

  14. This is a huge problem! if the US Feds and Big Governments of countries can tell you ! ( and freeze monies) what too do with your monies? Who? too give too? under organizations?

    This is messed up!

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