Civil liberties protesters can’t access any of their own money.
Source: Christina Maas
The bank accounts of some Freedom Convoy supporters are still frozen. The freezing of these accounts was announced the same day Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act and, even though the Emergencies Act is now lifted, some accounts remain frozen.
During the Senate’s Question Period on Friday, Senator David Wells asked a government representative if the accounts had been unfrozen. The representative said he couldn’t “answer definitely that they have all been unfrozen,” adding it was “probably not the case.” They did not explain why the accounts were still frozen, Blacklock’s reported.
“If accounts are still frozen it would be outside the purview of the Emergencies Act,” said Senator Wells. “Therefore we would expect some immediate action.”
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According to the Department of Finance, 210 accounts holding $7.8 million were frozen.
The government demanded that financial institutions should take action against the accounts of individuals involved in the protests, and those who donated after February 14.
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland has said that some financial aspects of the Emergencies Act would become permanent.