Proverbs 22:8 “Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity, and the rod of his fury will fail.”
- Banks have started to freeze accounts linked to the protests, says Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland
- In a final warning, finance minister says truckers at the protest will be stripped of their insurance
- Freeland, who is also the finance minister, said the RCMP and other law enforcement agencies have been gathering intelligence on convoy protesters and their supporters and sharing that information with financial institutions to restrict access to cash and cryptocurrency.
- The law also allows banks to target for account closure donors to the GoFundMe and the GiveSendGo fundraising campaigns that fueled this protest. Freeland said she wouldn’t get into the “specifics of whose accounts are being frozen.”
- Citing terrorist financing laws, the government has forced crowdfunding websites and payment providers to register with the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC), the government’s financial intelligence unit.
- Using powers granted under the Emergencies Act, the country’s banks and other financial institutions have been ordered to stop doing business with people who are “directly or indirectly” associated with the anti-vaccine mandate protests that have seriously disrupted Ottawa’s downtown core.
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