On Monday, the world — at least the free thinking, non authoritarian world — was shocked when Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau declared dictatorial powers over the people of Canada by invoking wartime powers. He then labelled the peaceful protesters terrorists, claimed they were carrying out an “illegal occupation,” claimed the ability to seize their assets without due process using private banks, and empowered police and military to help him carry out those orders.
To anyone who has ever studied history, they see these moves by the Canadian government as a massive step to transform their parliamentary democracy into a fascist state. Freezing assets and government taking money from citizens over a peaceful protest, is a direct afront to any semblance of a free society.
“This is about following the money. This is about stopping the financing of these illegal blockades,” Trudeau’s Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said during a press conference on Monday. “We are today serving notice if your truck is being used in these illegal blockades your corporate accounts will be frozen.”
While this move was decried by many in the free world and should have been walked back as a mistake by the Canadian government, that did not happen. Instead, the Canadian government has doubled down — this time, going after “Trump supporters” as well.
During another interview on Wednesday night, Canada’s Justice Minister David Lametti told a reporter that anyone who donated money to the Canadian Freedom Convoy, should “be worried” about having their bank accounts frozen.
“You just compared people who may have donated to this to the same people who maybe are funding a terrorist,” the reporter stated on CTV’s Power Play. “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?”
“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,” responded Lametti.
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
After threatening anyone who would dare support resistance against a vaccine mandate, Lametti threatened to take away their entire livelihoods. Lametti told the reporter, that anyone involved in the trucker protest, “may now actually lose your trucking license.”
Instead of Joe Biden decrying this fascist move by Canada, which could end up affecting Americans who may have donated to the convoy, his administration is actually ignoring it, Adding to the shocking nature of such a move, the corporate press essentially began doxing the folks who donated.
Over the weekend, a list of over 90,000 donors was hacked and the mainstream media in both Canada and the United States began going after people whose names are on that list.
The Washington Post is contacting people whose donation info was leaked and who gave as little as 40 dollars to the truckers to ask them why they did so
Email provided to me by a source pic.twitter.com/qbzebYyHiP
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) February 16, 2022
“So, Here’s The GiveSendGo Donor List..” Canadian radio personality Dean Bundell tweeted with an article that includes a Google spreadsheet of all the names and email addresses swept up in the hack. CBC and Ottawa Citizen also both shared articles including information that stemmed from the breach.
The WaPo also took to doxing the donors as reporter Aaron Davis tweeted a lengthy thread in which he singled out the biggest donors and the locations from which they came.
— Aaron C. Davis (@byaaroncdavis) February 16, 2022
It took Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. to call out the ominous implications of such a practice by corporate media.
“I fail to see why any journalist felt the need to report on a shop owner making such a[n] insignificant donation rather than to get them harassed,” Omar wrote. “It’s unconscionable and journalists need to do better.”
I fail to see why any journalist felt the need to report on a shop owner making such a insignificant donation rather than to get them harassed. It’s unconscionable and journalists need to do better. https://t.co/oF7WIoS1jp
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 16, 2022
When the government refers to peaceful citizens as terrorists and steals their money for their freedom of speech and the corporate press not only refuses to condone it but actually aids the state in finding the protesters, it is time to pay attention.
This is unacceptable and all those carrying out these fascist acts need to fired and brought up on charges, immediately.