Canada’s Justice Minister, David Lametti, said Trump supporters who donated to the “Freedom Convoy” “oughta be worried” about having their bank accounts frozen during a recent interview.
The threat came when Lametti was asked by CTV News if regular citizens who donated to the Canadian “Freedom Convoy” protests in opposition to the far-left government’s heavy-handed and draconian rule should be worried about having their assets suddenly frozen by the government.
“You just compared people who may have donated to this to the same people who maybe are funding a terrorist,” the reporter began. “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.
Lametti also said that truckers involved in the protests should tread carefully as the Canadian government may decide to destroy their livelihoods through the revocation of their licenses.
The declaration by the justice minister comes after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau evoked unprecedented emergency powers in a draconian effort to stamp out protests by Truckers which have caused gridlock in many of the country’s major ports in recent weeks. Demonstrations by the protestors demanded an end to various draconian Canadian Covid-19 policies, including forced inoculation passports for all citizens that cross the border, which also affects working truckers.
“This is about following the money. This is about stopping the financing of these illegal blockades,” Trudeau’s Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said at 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.”
“The insurance on your vehicle will be suspended,” she added. “Send your semi-trailers home, the Canadian economy needs them to be doing legitimate work, not to be illegally making us all poor.”
Trudeau’s extreme and drastic use of emergency power to end Canadian demonstrations has drawn criticism from numerous crowds, even the allegedly left-leaning Canadian Civil Liberties Association.