CANADA: GOVERNMENT CRACK DOWN ON TRUCKER PROTEST FINANCING, FROM CROWDFUND RULES TO FREEZING BANK ACCOUNTS

On 14 February, CTV reported that the Canadian  federal government has announced that crowdfunding platforms will now have to comply with Canada’s financial reporting rules, and is authorising banks to freeze accounts it suspects to be involved with the Freedom Convoy’s “illegal blockades”.  Should sites like GoFundMe and GiveSendGo – the 2 platforms used by the convoy organisers to raise funds – wish to operate in Canada, they must immediately register with FINTRAC. 

https://beta-ctvnews-ca.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/beta.ctvnews.ca/national/politics/2022/2/14/1_5781376.html

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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