Lawyers for a proposed class-action lawsuit against the convoy protest in Ottawa argued in court on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, that GiveSendGo may be in breach of a freezing order on funds raised for the convoy on the website.
The co-founder of GiveSendGo, a crowdfunding platform used by protesters who blockaded the national capital, testified on Thursday, March 3, 2022, to being OK with hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan and Proud Boys fundraising on the site, so long as it was legal.
Two Ontario police forces have notified their professional standards units of allegations that some of their officers donated to the so−called "Freedom Convoy" protests against COVID−19 measures and Justin Trudeau’s government.
Figures behind the protests blockading Parliament Hill and various border crossings are championing new ways to finance their movement — including through their own crypto token — as Ottawa invokes sweeping powers to crack down on their cash flow.
Pressure has mounted on both sides of the border, and across the political aisle in Canada, for protesters blockading key crossings with the U.S. and others encamped by Parliament Hill to go home, or for officials to move them out of the way.