Banks Have Begun Freezing Accounts Linked to Trucker Protest

On February 17, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a press conference that financial institutions have started freezing accounts and canceling credit cards in accordance with the Emergencies Act, which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked earlier this week.

The powers granted by the act would allow banks to target the accounts of people who have donated to crowdfunding platforms, like the fundraising campaigns on GoFundMe and GiveSendGo, that have fueled the ongoing protests, but Freeland said she would not give “specifics of whose accounts are being frozen.”

Donor information that was leaked from the GiveSendGo campaign—which has raised more than $9.5 million—revealed that more than half the donations going to protest organizers have come from the U.S.

On Friday, the House of Commons canceled its sitting to debate the emergency measures enacted, citing a police operation that is expected to take place on Parliament Hill later in the day.

Newsweek Banks Have Begun Freezing Accounts Linked to Trucker Protest

So the politicians who are supposed to guard against a tyrannical despot, just took a holiday, because a tyrannical despot just declared martial law and took over the entire country, via a wartime top down ‘edict’?