Canada has “debanked” hundreds of Canadian citizens in the past five years, a new report has revealed.
Since 2018, a major debanking wave has swept across Canada, affecting over 800 citizens so far.
The number includes hundreds of brave citizens who had risen up against the far-left government as part of the Freedom Convoy protests.
The data was unearthed through an access-to-information request by Blacklock’s Reporter.
The information unveiled a disturbing pattern where 837 individuals had their bank accounts shut down over a span of five years.
Most of those people to were debanked had disented from the Canadian government’s official agenda.
The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada was brought into the loop through grievances lodged with regulatory bodies.
The agency shed light on financial strangulation that bypassed cases of validated terrorism and money laundering.
In a deeper dive into the numbers, it’s revealed that the financial shackles tightened around 267 bank accounts and 170 Bitcoin wallets belonging to Freedom Convoy supporters.
The total help in the accounts that were shut down was estimated at $7.8 million.
This exercise in financial censorship spun a web of scrutiny during a hearing on March 7, 2022.
Angelina Mason, representing the Bankers Association, testified during the hearing.
Mason outlined that while the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) supplied a list of names, banks were also mandated by separate orders to exercise their judgment in identifying account holders for debanking.
The narrative grew murkier when New Democrat MP Daniel Blaikie queried about the fate of individuals who were debanked but never featured on the list provided to the RCMP.
Mason’s one-word response was a stark “Yes.”
As Slay News reported last year, Canada’s liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was interviewed over his role in shutting down bank accounts to quell protests against his tyrannical pandemic policies.
Trudeau has said that he felt “serene” while he was ordering the bank accounts of Freedom Convoy protesters to be frozen.
Trudeau made the comment during his testimony before the Public Order Emergency Commission (POEC).
The PM tried to justify his use of the Emergencies Act to stop the Freedom Convoy protests.
During the protests, he used the Emergencies Act to blacklist and freeze the bank accounts of protesters who were supporting civil liberties.
Trudeau admitted that the protests were not violent but still insisted that he is “confident” with his decision to use a law that has never been used before to stop the protests.
“There was no loss of life,” Trudeau testified.
“There was no serious violence.
“There hasn’t been a recurrence of these kinds of illegal occupations since then.
“I am absolutely serene and confident that I made the right choice in agreeing with the invocation,” Trudeau declared.
The commission is investigating whether the government’s decision to use the Emergencies Act was justifiable.
Trudeau said that the “responsibility of a prime minister is to make the tough calls and keep people safe.”
Before the Emergencies Act was invoked, Trudeau said that those opposing Covid measures and restrictions were of a “small, fringe minority” who had “unacceptable views.”