Trudeau office texts show pressure already on banks to freeze protesters’ accounts before Emergencies Act

Mar 24, 2023 | Political News

In February 2022, texts exchanged between two senior advisers in the Canadian Prime Minister's Office (PMO) revealed that they were putting pressure on banks to seize assets belonging to the protesters.

As reported by Rebel, the texts between Ben Chin and Tyler Meredith were entered as evidence at the Public Order Emergency Commission, and they showed that the Liberal party was encouraging financial institutions to take action against customers who supported or participated in the weeks-long peaceful protest against COVID-19 mandates in Ottawa.