Canadian Official 'Freezes' All Funding to Freedom Convoy as GiveSendGo Contributions Hit $8 Million
"This afternoon, the order was issued. It binds any and all parties with possession or control over these donations."
The Freedom Convoy has successfully pressured two Canadian provinces into lifting tyrannical Covid restrictions, but the Premier of Ontario doesn't intend to make it a third.
The premier for Canada's most populous province, Doug Ford, is issuing an order that is being described as "dictator 101." The statement reads as follows:
"Today, the Attorney General brought an application in the Superior Court of Justice for an order pursuant to section 490.8 of the Criminal Code prohibiting any person from disposing of, or otherwise dealing with, in any manner whatsoever, any and all monetary donations made through the Freedom Convoy 2022 and Adopt-a-Trucker campaign pages on the GiveSend Go online fundraising platform."
"This afternoon, the order was issued," the premier said. "It binds any and all parties with possession or control over these donations."
The GiveSendGo campaign for Freedom Convoy 2022 had just cleared 8 million dollars.
GoFundMe has seized more than $10 million in funds for Freedom Convoy 2022 that was intended to fund truckers standing up for Canadians’ human rights. The left-wing crowdsourcing platform claimed that the “peaceful demonstration has become an occupation” now.
The Ottawa Police department claimed responsibility for telling GoFundMe to shut it down.
GoFundMe states that it is allowing refunds or allowing the money to be sent to “credible charities.” The platform does has a message for people to “submit a request” to get their donations back.
State attorney generals are now investigating crowd-sourcing platform GoFundMe for alleged fraud for claiming the Freedom Convoy 2022 fundraisers had violated its Terms of Service.
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton reacted to the news about the Ontario premier freezing the GiveSendGo contributions.
"Canadian official freezes payments that help support food and heat to Canadian citizen protestors," Fitton said.
The Ottawa Police have been ratcheting up their pressure on the peaceful protesters, even going so far as to confiscate fuel and firewood.
"Ottawa police had issued a warning earlier Monday that 'anyone found bringing fuel to the demonstration trucks in the red zone could be subject to arrest and charges,'" the Daily Mail reported.
On Sunday, Ottawa Police and a SWAT team raided a camp to seize fuel.
The Freedom Convoy has now blocked the Ambassador Bridge, which is one of the most important bridges in North America.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has even offered to intervene with assistance to forcibly remove the trucker-led embargo.
There are signs that the Freedom Convoy is working, however.