It Begins: Freedom Convoy Truckers Locked Out Of Bank Accounts

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Moving forward liberals must reckon with the fact that their political movement, whether it be Democrats in the U.S. or the Canadian Liberal Party, is responsible for a level of fascism the entire world has not been privy to since the onset of World War II.

The freezing of bank accounts, confiscating of personal property, kidnapping of pets, tracking private individuals, ordering cops to brutalize peaceful protestors: this is the reality brought down upon us by leftists and their fascist ideology.

All in the name of “public health” and “democracy,” mind you…

But now it begins, the ugly party, where ‘Freedom Convoy’ truckers have to reconcile with their personal bank accounts being frozen all because they oppose forced vaccinations.

[source: Breitbart]

Canadian banks will receive the names of people involved in “Freedom Convoy” protests that have descended on the nation’s capital, a first step in a promised financial crackdown on demonstrators being instituted by the far-left government of Justin Trudeau.

Bloomberg reports the Canadian Bankers Association confirmed the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has alerted banks to a list of names and made it available.

The institutions are reportedly still seeking clarity from law enforcement on how to handle the alleged protesters’ accounts, according to people familiar with the matter. But Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said some accounts have already been frozen, the news outlet reported.

Under the Emergencies Act invoked by this week by Trudeau, law enforcement officials have the ability to arrest people for obstruction of roadways and disruptive behaviour within a no-go exclusion zone. They also have the power to seize vehicles and freeze the same bank accounts.

Trudeau, who has called the protests against a Covid mandate for truckers and other restrictions an “illegal occupation”, reportedly resorted to the emergency powers following a second weekend of protests.

Bloomberg outlined exactly how the banks will cooperate with the government:

The emergency orders require virtually every participant in the Canadian financial system — banks, investment firms, credit unions, loan companies, securities dealers, fundraising platforms and payment and clearing services — to determine whether they possess or control property of a person who’s attending an illegal protest or providing supplies to demonstrators.

If they find such a person in their customer list, they must freeze their accounts and report it to the RCMP or Canada’s intelligence service, the regulations say. Any suspicious transactions must also be reported to the country’s anti-money-laundering agency, known as Fintrac.

Freeland quickly made plain this step is just the first in a broad range of financial disincentives it will hit protesters with:

Trudeau formally launched parliamentary debate on his use of emergency powers Thursday, pleading the situation “could not be dealt with under any other law in Canada.”

If anything (ANYTHING) resembling this level of tyranny ever creeps into the United States, Joe Biden or whomever is responsible will meet fire and fury like they’ve never met.

Never comply. Ever.

Author: Asa McCue

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