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Nine times Liberal claims about the Freedom Convoy were officially disputed

Nine times Liberal claims about the Freedom Convoy were officially disputed

Several key pieces of testimony have poked holes in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s justification for using the Emergencies Act to quash peaceful freedom convoy protestors in February. 

Throughout the protests, the Liberals and legacy media made a number of claims about the convoy ranging from extremist involvement, foreign funding and millionaires bankrolling the movement. To date, all of these claims have been called into question by law enforcement officials and fundraising executives. 

Several Trudeau cabinet ministers claimed in February that foreign extremists were funding the convoy to undermine Canada’s democracy. Among these ministers was public safety minister Marco Mendicino who stated – without evidence – that many of the donations had “been raised from abroad.” Minister of emergency preparedness Bill Blair also claimed that “foreign entities” were behind the protests. 

Media outlets including the Toronto Star and the CBC also published articles falsely suggesting that the convoy was foreign-funded. The CBC was forced to retract a story that claimed that support for the convoy had come mainly from abroad. 

Liberal MP Taleeb Noormohamed also compared the convoy donations to “terrorist financing” and called on terrorist-funding watchdogs to investigate fundraising platforms. 

True North has listed nine instances where officials have categorically disputed the Liberal government’s claims about the Freedom Convoy.

No wealthy foreign donors

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During a Commons finance committee on Mar. 17, GoFundMe president Juan Benitex dismissed claims that foreign millionaires had bankrolled the Freedom Convoy. According to Benitez, his platform “did not discover” any large donors that would have raised red flags suggesting foreign influence. 

“Were there any large donors that would have stuck out, that would have raised red flags in terms of perhaps trying to influence the outcome of this protest?” Conservative MP Ed Fast asked during the testimony. 

“We did not discover that, no,” said Benitez. “As we reviewed the donations we did not identify significant donations or patterns that were there.”

GoFundMe’s general counsel, Kim Wilford, also confirmed that the largest donation was $30,000 and came from Canada. 

RCMP saw no evidence of terrorist financing

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