The “Freedom Convoy” of Canadian truckers has raised almost $9.7 million in donations on its GoFundMe page, nearing the campaign’s $10M goal.
To put the incredible figure into context, the haul is more money than the major federal political parties of Canada – combined – raised during the last quarter of 2021.
According to Fox News, “Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s reigning Liberal Party of Canada raked in $3.7 million during the last quarter of 2021.
“The opposing Conservative Party of Canada collected a little more than $3 million during the same period.
“Among the other parties represented in the Canadian House of Commons, the New Democratic Party raised $1.8 million, the Green Party of Canada raised about $800,000, and Bloc Québécois raised a little more than $150,000.”
The GoFundMe page says: “To our Fellow Canadians, the time for political overreach is over.
“Our current government is implementing rules and mandates that are destroying the foundation of our businesses, industries, and livelihoods.
“Canadians have been integral to the fabric of humanity in many ways that have shaped the planet.
“We are a peaceful country that has helped protect nations across the globe from tyrannical governments who oppressed their people, and now it seems it is happening here.
“We are taking our fight to the doorsteps of our Federal Government and demanding that they cease all mandates against its people.
“Small businesses are being destroyed, homes are being destroyed, and people are being mistreated and denied fundamental necessities to survive.
“It’s our duty as Canadians to put an end to these mandates.
“It is imperative that this happens because if we don’t our country will no longer be the country we have come to love.
“We are doing this for our future generations and to regain our lives back.
“We are asking for donations to help with the costs of fuel first, and hopefully food and lodgings to help ease the pressures of this arduous task.
“It’s a small price to pay for our freedoms.
“We thank you all for your donations and know that you are helping reshape this once beautiful country back to the way it was.
“In order for your generous donations to flow smoothly, the good people at Go Fund Me will be sending donations directly to our bulk fuel supplier and are working out the details now which means your hard-earned money is going to straight to who it was meant for and need not flow through anyone else.
“Any leftover donations will be donated to a credible veterans organization which will be chosen by the donors,” the page said.
Farmers join the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa.
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