Court Freezes $8 Million for Freedom Convoy Raised on GiveSendGo

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Canada’s Ontario government on Thursday successfully sought a court order to freeze over $8 million in funds made to the Freedom Convoy on the GiveSendGo platform.

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice ordered that all donations made through the “Freedom Convoy 2022” and “Adopt a trucker” campaigns on the Christian fundraising platform be frozen until further notice, according to a statement from Premier Doug Ford’s office.

The statement said Ontario Attorney General Doug Downey brought the application for the restraint order, in which 490.8 of the Criminal Code was cited as grounds to freeze the funds.

Ivana Yelich, spokesperson for the premier, said the order “binds any and all parties with possession or control over these donations.”

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