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You Vote: Would you still donate to the Freedom Convoy knowing your bank account could be frozen?

Canadian government cracking down on peaceful protest against country's COVID-19 mandates.

Published: February 18, 2022 9:40am

Updated: February 18, 2022 1:22pm

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act this week, giving him sweeping and unprecedented emergency powers to quell nonviolent protests led by the so-called Freedom Convoy truckers who oppose the nation's COVID-19 mandates.

Under the Emergencies Act, Trudeau's government has ordered banks to freeze the accounts of those involved in the convoy and cease providing financial services where the institution suspects that an account, either personal or corporate, is being used to further the protest.

Canadian Justice Minister David Lametti appeared to suggest Wednesday that Americans may also be targeted.

"If you are a member of a pro-Trump movement who's donating," he said, "then you ought to be worried."

Canadian authorities have also begun arresting leaders of the freedom convoy, which has blockaded part of Ottawa, in an effort to end the protest.

Would all of this deter you from openly supporting the Freedom Convoy? Here's your chance to weigh in:

Would you still donate to the Freedom Convoy truckers knowing the authorities could freeze your bank accounts?


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