Some 'freedom convoy' donors are using aliases of well-known Canadians
Despite bearing the names of some of Canada's most recognizable figures, some donations made out to a convoy on its way to Ottawa to protest vaccine mandates and other pandemic restrictions are not as they appear.
a professor of epidemiology"Indeed, I am not a lawyer but I think 'personation' is illegal in Canada," he told CTVNews.ca in an email., as of Dec. 31, 2021, state that the list of donors is provided "as is," with GoFundMe making "no representations, warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or timelines of any donor list or any information contained therein."
, has called for an end to vaccine mandates and public health restrictions brought about in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.small fringe minorityThis week, GoFundMe said it would release an initialIn a statement to CTVNews.ca, a company spokesperson said they are following a standard verification process to ensure the funds are distributed as stated by the organizer.Read more: CTV News »
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HOW FEEL? TO SELL OUT YOUR FELLOW CANADIANS TOO ABANDON ANY LOYALTY TOO FELLOW CANADIANS. TYPE THAT SCREAM LIKE SPOILED CHILD WHEN THEY DON'T GET WHAT THEY WANT. BUT IGNORE PLIGHT OF ONE'S BRINGING YOU YOUR BOTTLE. CTV = FAKE NEWS. CANADA'S 1 BACK STABBERS NETWORK It's beautiful Amazing. Sophie playing patty cake and singing nursery rhymes while donating $25,000 just to make Hubby mad 😂😂. Clearly people have no sense of humour
ALIASES AREN'T ILLEGAL GOV. OFFICIALS , COPS , MOVIE STARS ALL USE THEM. TOO PROTECT THEIR FAMILIES AND JOBS . LOOK TRUDEAU RUNS AROUND USING PRIME MINSTER AND HE SURE ISN'T PRIME MINSTER. MORE LIKE PRIME PORK. Over a million people going to Ottawa. If that's their first time there, don't forget to walk/drive across one of the bridges to Quebec and take a look. This is our Canada.
You mean the scan convoy That’s funny WOW Marco Mendicino going ape shit with his lies about the convoy , almost slobbering with his RANT . CTV making CNN proud!
Organizer of GoFundMe campaign for trucker convoy withdraws $1M, company confirms | Globalnews.caThe convoy movement, known as the “Save Canada” movement or the “freedom convoy,” started last Sunday in British Columbia and is making its way across Canada. Good. Let's keep at people, and stand with our fellow Canadians against this corrupt government extorting us our of our rights, because we won't be their test subjects on their substance that is ok clinical trials untill 2023 and each jab at risk of heart inflammation. You forgot to put racist, extremist in you title. You guys are slacking. Come on Global these people might be able to get their freedoms back, we wouldn’t want that.
How about you report some real news on the matter, or are you profiting from vaccine propaganda and fear-mongering too? STOP USING FREEDOM CONVOY - in quotes!!!!!! Come on CTV do better! The global movement is much larger than what you appear to represent with integrity imho... misinformation Check every big GoFundMe and you’ll see the same. You are just trying to sow discontent
Yes and if anyone who worked for your paper understood satire, you wouldn't be getting mocked routinely for your takes. Why the negative spin? The people are speaking up and it’s great - go with that. And they call the left fake news 🙄 For what - 15 minutes of fame? Perhaps they could donate their arms, joining little Liam who received his first dose of COVID19 vaccine today, helping protect his family and community. VaxChamp
'Canadian truckers rule' — Elon Musk joins Donald Trump Jr. cheering on vaccine protest barreling toward TrudeauElon Musk voiced his support for a so\u002Dcalled freedom convoy of Canadian truckers on their way to Ottawa to protest vaccine mandates Thankfully, this is not America. 'Elon trolls Canadian media and their progressive partners.' Fixed it for you. Like they're not screwing up their own country?
'Freedom convoy' needs to lose extreme rhetoric, says association head as truckers reach Toronto | CBC NewsAs the convoy of trucks opposed to a federal vaccine mandate makes its way through the Toronto area, the president of one trucking organization says the protest's original message has been hijacked by far-right or extreme rhetoric. Extreme rhetoric is anything the CBCNews disagrees with. Horse has already left that barn. Interesting to see the CBC (& by extension the current government) already in the 3rd stage of grief - Bargaining 1. Denial 2. Anger 3. Bargaining 4. Depression 5. Acceptance
‘Freedom Rally’ convoy has withdrawn $1 million from once-frozen viral fundraiser: GoFundMeGoFundMe said the organizer of the fundraiser has handed over a distribution plan for covering participants’ fuel costs.
Renfrew truck stops prepares for ConvoyThe freedom Convoy is expected to drop in at a Renfrew truck Stop before coming to Ottawa . CTV’s Natalie Van Rooy reports. Unfortunately 🤦♂️ FREEDUMB is✔️ Embarrassing how many Canadians are fooled by those who organized this debacle They think their freedom is being taken away as they are freely allowed to move within our country and also they are freely to leave if they don't like the rules here.
FluTruxKlan trends on Twitter as trucker convoy passes through TorontoAs the so-called 'Truckers Freedom Convoy' makes its way through Toronto en route to Ottawa in protest of vaccine mandates and other meas... Media blows on fire!!! Stay classy and for unneccessary amplification of your class contempt.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, are among individuals whose names have been used as aliases by donors contributing to the "freedom convoy" that plans to stage a protest on Parliament Hill this weekend.GoFundMe said the organizer, presumably Lich, will share more information over the coming weeks around which charities will be selected to receive the remaining funds.January 27, 2022 It’s unclear how many trucks will actually make it to the Canadian capital for the weekend protest, with the convoy slowed by winter weather conditions in Northern Ontario.Social Sharing Convoy gathered at noon in Vaughan before heading east to Kingston CBC News · Posted: Jan 27, 2022 3:04 PM ET | Last Updated: 1 hour ago Supporters of a truckers' convoy opposed to a federal vaccine mandate cheer outside the Vaughan Mills outlet mall, in Vaughan, Ont.
Although some media reported that donations were at times made using the names of the Trudeaus, the Prime Minister's Office confirmed to CTVNews.ca that neither one has made a donation to the GoFundMe page.2 cases. In another case, Dr. He told Time Magazine that while he and his eligible children are vaccinated, state-imposed requirements to get a jab represent an “erosion of freedom. David Fisman, a professor of epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, took to Twitter after a $15,100 donation was apparently made in his name. “Our goal is to protect the generosity of donors and ensure that all donations go to those intended,” the company said. That donation isn't currently on the page's list of top donors, and Fisman also confirmed he did not contribute.
"Indeed, I am not a lawyer but I think 'personation' is illegal in Canada," he told CTVNews.” Story continues below advertisement Hundreds show up as trucker convoy passes through GTA Hundreds show up as trucker convoy passes through GTA The federal government ended the truckers’ exemption to the vaccine mandate on Jan. border on Jan.ca in an email. CTVNews. This means Canadian truck drivers need to be fully vaccinated if they want to avoid a two-week quarantine and pre-arrival molecular test for COVID-19 before crossing into Canada.ca asked GoFundMe for a comment on the use of aliases when making donations but did not receive a response before publication. followed a week later. The company's , as of Dec.S.
31, 2021, state that the list of donors is provided "as is," with GoFundMe making "no representations, warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or timelines of any donor list or any information contained therein." The convoy, which has traversed the country on its way to Parliament Hill , has called for an end to vaccine mandates and public health restrictions brought about in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. © 2022 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc. The industry group also said it “strongly disapproves” of protests that disrupt transportation routes. The protest began in part over a federal government mandate requiring cross-border Canadian truckers to quarantine if unvaccinated when returning to Canada. The United States also has launched a similar mandate. Supporters have greeted the convoy along its way to Ottawa. Advertisement This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.
Prime Minister Trudeau has previously noted that nearly 90 per cent of Canadian truckers are vaccinated, while decrying the "unacceptable views" of the " small fringe minority " heading to Ottawa. A GoFundMe page, started in an effort to help truckers with the cost of the journey, namely for fuel as and any food or shelter that’s required, has raised well over $7 million to date from tens of thousands of donors. This week, GoFundMe said it would release an initial $1 million in fundraising money to the organizers. governments’ vaccination requirement on truckers, claiming it’s resulted in empty supermarket shelves and higher costs for consumers. In a statement to CTVNews.ca, a company spokesperson said they are following a standard verification process to ensure the funds are distributed as stated by the organizer.
"Our goal is to protect the generosity of donors and ensure that all donations go to those intended," the spokesperson said. governors and meet with political leaders to advocate for a lifting of the vaccine requirement, he said in a press conference. "As part of our verification process, we require full transparency from the organizer about the flow of funds to ensure there's a clear plan and donors are informed on how the funds will be spent." The organizers have since written on their fundraising page that despite stories saying the funds had been "frozen," the temporary hold was due to international banking regulations. A look at the page's rolling list of top 100 donors showed that 37 made donations anonymously as of noon EST on Friday. We simply ask them to restore that exemption. The largest donation to date, worth $25,022, also came from an anonymous donor.
Altogether, the 100 top donations, as of midday Friday, totalled more than $456,000. Of that, more than $198,000 or about 43 per cent were anonymous. Anonymous donations are not a new feature on GoFundMe nor are they uncommon on that platform. Most of the top donors have names attached, including some purporting to be businesses. Among those listed as top donors is Jodhveer Singh Dhaliwal, the brother-in-law of NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, who donated $13,000 donation to the convoy.
An NDP source speaking on background to CTV News said there was a misunderstanding around what the donation would be for and a process began to return the donation. The amount was still visible on the top donations list as of noon Friday. "I unequivocally disagree with him about this donation and told him so," Singh said in a statement about the donation. "I am against this convoy and against the dangerous and divisive rhetoric we're seeing coming from it. I understand people are frustrated that we're still in this pandemic two years later.
The best way to get out of this pandemic, and to keep ourselves, our families and our communities safe, is to get vaccinated and to listen to public health experts." RELATED IMAGES .