Reclaim the Net – by Dan Frieth
Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland wants to make permanent the invasive financial surveillance system introduced as part of the “Emergencies Act” to crush the civil liberties protests.
Freeland had announced the initial powers earlier this week to freeze the bank accounts of those who support the protests.
“As of today, all crowdfunding platforms, and the payment service providers they use, must register with FINTRAC and must report large and suspicious transactions to FINTRAC (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada),” Freeland said at the time. “This will help mitigate the risk that these platforms receive illicit funds; increase the quality and quantity of intelligence received by FINTRAC; and make more information available to support investigations by law enforcement into these illegal blockades.
“This is about following the money. This is about stopping the financing of these illegal blockades. We are today serving notice, if your truck is being used in these illegal blockades your corporate accounts will be frozen.”
Under the Emergencies Act, banks are required to freeze accounts without the need for a court order.
Freeland explained: “The government is issuing an order with immediate effect under the Emergencies Act, authorizing Canadian financial institutions to temporarily cease providing financial services where the institution suspects that an account is being used to further the illegal blockades and occupations. This order covers both personal and corporate accounts.”
But now, Freeland has announced that she plans to make some of the emergency measures permanent.
The government also intends to introduce new legislation to make new authorities for FINTRAC.
“We used all the tools that we had prior to the invocation of the Emergencies Act and we determined we needed some additional tools,” Freeland announced in a panel interview on Zoom.
“Some of those tools we will be putting forward measures to put those tools permanently in place. The authorities of FINTRAC, I believe, do need to be expanded to cover crowdsourcing platforms and payment platforms.”
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8 thoughts on “Canada wants to make financial aspects of Emergencies Act permanent”
Surprised I didn’t smash my computer during that vid. What the b*tch is attempting to say is, “Tyranny will be permanent and you will be our slaves, and we’ll steal whatever you have.”
Say what you like, b*tch. We will move you out of the way and we will live free.
I recently heard a guy on the radio who was speaking out to “ordinary people.” He said, and I paraphrase, “Hey, you know that guy that kinda kept going on and on at every gathering? Yeah, the one who always brought up 9/11 or the evil government? Yeah, that one, the conspiracy theorist. Find that guy as soon as you can. Give him a hug. Thank him. He didn’t care if he looked stupid. He did what he had to do warn you. Find him. Hug him. And see what you still can learn from him.”
Maybe “ordinary people” can become Extraordinary People?
galen, you must have one heck of a strong stomach to be able even to listen to, let alone look at that horrible little hag from hell! I read the article. My nerves are all but shot right now. I need to take some time to re-gain my equilibrium and continue fighting along with you.
There are days, and there are very tough days. Chin up. Here’s a little diversion for you by a new singer who very well may receive a Grammy Nomination:
Sultans of Swing:
Loved it! Thank you, galen. I already knew what this 2 weeks to flatten the curve bs was all about. Now, here we are. 2 years later. There’s no place I would rather be right now, than right here with you, Henry and all the Trenchers to help me through it. You are my rock.
Covid-19 doesn’t exist.
Truckers’ new plan (in the clip below) is still working within the system and still not calling for physically fighting back, but an alternative strategy is about to be tried. Here (as many have suggested) is a call for truckers to stop driving anything anywhere:
ps: I think he meant just for Canada.
One of you needs to stand back in a high place and look at the reality of this situation.
This fella is asking you to get as many supplies as you can and completely shut Canada down.
Now, after those supplies are exhausted, the foreign UN troops can come to hammer your asses and you will be fighting hungry.
You’ve been invaded. You’re at war. All these people claiming to be your leaders are telling you to just be complicit with the invasion and resist by depleting your supplies without fighting. I don’t think Sun Tzu would like this. People without guns are at a great disadvantage. People without guns and food are in dire straits.
Food for thought, pun intended.
Henry, I haven’t seen this blurry faced trucker guy on any of my social media feeds yet, but if and when I do, I will use the truth I always find here, to shoot him down. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for EVERYTHING!