Federal bank tracked customers supporting Freedom Truckers Convoy, according to documents

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OTTAWA, ONTARIAO- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau turned the full force and fury on both Freedom Convoy participants as well as their supporters, according to an Access to Information request (similar to U.S. FOIA requests) the Post Millennial is reporting.

The request was filed by Blacklock’s Reporter and it showed that a bank, Farm Credit Canada ordered its employees to record the names of customers who were financially supporting the Freedom Convoy, the group of Canadian truckers who were protesting Canada’s COVID mandates.

Even after Trudeau’s so-called “Emergencies Act” was lifted, staff continued to compile names, the request showed.

In a February 23 email, FCC chief operating officer Sophie Perrault wrote an email that directed staff to “immediately” report any customers involved in the convoy.

“If you become aware of potential customer involvement in blockades, occupations, and other support of activity related to the ‘Freedom Convoy’ you must submit a tip to the customer diligence centre,” the email said.

“Include the customer’s name, stated involvement, date and any other pertinent details. Please do not complete any investigative work yourself or communicate any information about FCC’s approach to customers who voluntarily disclose their involvement,” the email said.

Perrault also implied a threat toward any customers who supported the truckers, writing they would face “appropriate action.”

“Any individual and entities that have been verified by the authorities as participating in illegal activity under the Act will face appropriate action which will include not onboarding those found to violate the Act, freezing disbursements and assessing the need to terminate business relationships,” Perrault wrote.

Despite the Act being lifted on February 23, FCC continued to record the names of Freedom Convoy supporters, the Post Millennial said.

The latest revelation seems to throw into dispute a prior claim made by the bank back in February, where on the 24th they told Blacklock’s, “FCC has not compiled any list with respect to the Freedom Convoy,” managers wrote.

“FCC employees must not speak to the media.”

Gee, wonder why?

The internal emails further showed that FCC staff were more than willing to comply with the mandate, using their power to search out people involved in the convoy. For example, one wrote “here is another tip for the file.”

“I have identified two FCC customers that occupied Ottawa,” one employee wrote. “Both had trucks parked (blockade) and there are several photographs online. If sources are required, please let me know.”

In yet another email, an FCC employee questioned why the bank was getting involved in the first place, writing:

“Why are we investigating this?…I expected we would get a list from the RCMP.”  [Royal Canadian Mounted Police]

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For one of our reports on the Freedom Trucker’s Convoy, we invite you to:

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Freedom Convoy leader and organizer Tamara Lich was denied bail Tuesday by an Ottawa judge who ran as the Federal Liberal candidate for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell in 2011.

Judge Julie Bourgeois denied bail for Lich, claiming there was a “substantial risk” that Lich would continue her efforts organizing truckers against Canada’s vaccine mandate.

The judge told Lich during the hearing:

“There is a substantial risk you will continue these actions and will not abide by an order.

“Your recent history in our city … satisfies me that your detention is necessary for the safety and protection of the public.”

The judge also said that Lich was being “guarded” and that her attitude was “almost to be obstructive.”

The ruling raised eyebrows because of the judge’s ties to the Liberal Party of Canada, the same party as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Bourgeois came in second place ]for the Liberals during a 2011 federal election, losing to former Conservative MP Pierre Lemieux.

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Trudeau invoked the 1988 Emergencies Act last week and sent police to shut down the peaceful demonstration. Despite no violence, the Prime Minister claimed the demonstration was not peaceful during a national broadcast last week, saying:

“This is not a peaceful protest.”

The Emergency Act allowed authorities to declare certain areas as no-go zones. It also allowed police to freeze truckers’ personal and corporate bank accounts and compel tow truck companies to haul away vehicles.

Bourgeois, who was a Crown (government) Attorney when she ran, also made 71 donations to the federal Liberals from 2009 to 2014, ranging in amounts from $5 to $1,186, according to the Canada Elections database.

PM Trudeau also praised Bourgeois during her failed campaign:

“Her vision, her authenticity, her strength is going to be an amazing asset.

“Both for the people of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell but also to everyone in the House of Commons after the next elections when I will have, hopefully, the honor of sitting beside her in the House.”

Lich has been charged with counselling to commit mischief charges and faces up to 10 years in prison. The judge warned Lich of the possibility of a long jail term:

“The accused is liable, upon conviction, for a lengthy term of imprisonment.”

David Anber, a criminal defense lawyer in Ottawa, wrote in a Newsweek article that he did not agree with the judge’s denial of bail:

“Bearing in mind the heavy presumption in favor of release, a ‘substantial likelihood’ is a high mountain for the prosecutor to climb. The judge found that the prosecutor indeed got there; I disagree. The protest has been for the most part disbanded by a heavy-handed police operation.

“Moreover, there were tools available to the judge, including a high cash requirement (cash being unusual in Canadian bail) and strict house arrest terms.

“Ms. Lich is well known. Even without a suitable surety (a person appointed by the Court to be responsible for enforcing bail terms) any risk of re-offense and breaching the conditions of her release could have been managed.”

Federal bank tracked customers supporting Freedom Truckers Convoy, according to documents

Canadian vet at Ottawa protest: ‘I didn’t serve’ to be ‘bullied’ by PM who ‘ran away like a chicken’

February 9, 2022

 

OTTAWA, CANADA – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remains in a in hiding while Freedom Convoy 2022 and other protesters gather in the Nation’s capital, and at least one military veteran is calling him out.

The Canadian military vet, identified only as Darryl, spoke out about the Prime Minister’s absence in a video exclusively obtained by Breitbart News:

“I didn’t serve this country to be bullied by a prime minister that ran away like a chicken.”

The retired corporal was supporting the Freedom Convoy, a collection of truckers who crossed the country to gather in Ottawa to show opposition to COVID-19 restrictions and vaccine mandates.

Thousands of protesters have gathered on Parliament Hill to call attention to what they consider restrictions on their constitutional freedoms.

Appearing in a video wearing army fatigues as holding a Canadian flag, the Afghanistan veteran said he would have resigned from the military if he was serving under leaders like Prime Minister Trudeau:

“Who runs away from their people? It’s insane. If I was in the army right now, I’d be contemplating leaving just because our leadership, our military, our country, will have no credibility because of him — none whatsoever — and that’s sad because Canada is known across the world for the credibility of their military and their people.”

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A public listing of the Prime Minister’s itinerary for Monday, February 7, states that he was attending a “private meeting”  in the “National Capital Region.” The note attached states:

“The Prime Minister will participate in an emergency debate in the House of Commons on the current situation in Ottawa.”

While refusing to appear in public or address the protesters, Trudeau did show up in Parliament Tuesday to ask lawmakers to call for an end to the protests.

Federal bank tracked customers supporting Freedom Truckers Convoy, according to documents

Prime Minister Trudeau and his family left for the undisclosed location at the end of January because of security concerns as the truckers descended on the capital. Shortly after they left, Trudeau announced on his Twitter account that he had contracted COVID-19:

“I’m feeling fine — and I’ll continue to work remotely this week while following public health guidelines. Everyone, please get vaccinated and get boosted.”

During a press conference before entering hiding, the Prime Minister called the massive gathering of protesters, who have collected millions of dollars in donations to support their cause, a “small fringe minority”:

“The small fringe minority of people who are on their way to Ottawa, who are holding unacceptable views that they are expressing, do not represent the views of Canadians.

“(Canadians) who have been there for each other, who know that following the science and stepping up to protect each other is the best way to continue to ensure our freedoms, our rights, our values as a country.”

Darryl said that the Prime Minister’s flight from the protesters sends a bad message to the rest of the world:

“Our leadership, our country will have no credibility because of him. None whatsoever, and that is sad.

“Because Canada is known across the world for their credibility of their military and their people.”

 

 

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