Canadian Government Threatens to Freeze Accounts of Trump Supporters
David Lametti warns supporters of Freedom Convoy
Canada’s Justice Minister, David Lametti, warned Trump supporters who donated to the “Freedom Convoy," saying they should “be worried” about having their bank accounts frozen.
Lametti was asked by CTV News if regular citizens who donated to the “Freedom Convoy” protests should be worried about having their assets frozen by the government.
The reporter asked:
“You just compared people who may have donated to this to the same people who maybe are funding a terrorist.”
“I just want to be clear here, sir. A lot of folks say, ‘Look, I just don’t like your vaccine mandates and I donated to this, now it’s illegal, should I be worried that the bank can freeze my account?’
"What’s your answer to that?” the reporter asked.
“Well, I think if you are a member of a pro-Trump movement who’s donating hundreds of thousands of dollars and millions of dollars to this kind of thing, they oughta be worried.”
Lametti said truckers could lose their trucking license for participating in the protests or if their company permitted them to participate in the protest.
SHOCK: Trudeau’s justice minister says that being “pro-Trump” is a factor that will decide if your bank account is seized under their Emergency Orders. https://t.co/Ez5GPgvup1— Ezra Levant 🍁🚛 (@ezralevant) February 17, 2022
Trudeau's Justice Minister, David Lametti, warns truck owners involved in the convoy protest that “you may now actually lose your trucking licence”.— Rebel News (@RebelNewsOnline) February 17, 2022
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The news comes after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau evoked emergency powers to stop the protests.
As the BBC reported:
The Emergencies Act, passed in 1988, demands a high legal bar to be invoked. It may only be used in an “urgent and critical situation” that “seriously endangers the lives, health or safety of Canadians.”
As Neon Nettle reported:
Trudeau threatened to freeze assets and suspend the insurance of the truckers involved in the Freedom Convoy protests.
Trudeau’s Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said:
“This is about following the money.”
“This is about stopping the financing of these illegal blockades.”