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The anti-democratic mood of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was again reinforced on Monday, February 14, when he announced that he would freeze the bank accounts of those who protest against him. This heavily criticized decision should come as no surprise, as Trudeau had already publicly stated in 2013 that he admired the Chinese government for its dictatorship.
While in China human rights are violated, and in Canada the personal finances of protesters are attacked, the world begins to remember Trudeu’s controversial statements flirting with tyranny.
“There’s a level of admiration I actually have for China”: Trudeau
Trudeau was asked in 2013 which nation he admired the most, and he replied, “There’s a level of admiration I actually have for China because their basic dictatorship is allowing them to actually turn their economy around.”
Following countless criticisms at the time, Trudeau reiterated that his comment was a reflection of a growing economy.
To reverse his position, Trudeau took to social media: “It’s ridiculous for anyone to suggest that I of all people would trade our rights and freedoms for any other system of (government).”
Yet, nine years later, the prime minister has imposed a health dictatorship by attacking the freedoms of Canadians, while threatening to block bank accounts of those who protest against him.
This Monday, February 14, Trudeau declared a state of emergency for the first time in the country’s history in the face of the Freedom Convoy protests.
This measure allows the Prime Minister to block the accounts at his discretion and without a prior judicial decision.
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland explained that banks will be able to seize the personal accounts of those who participate in these protests, and also the insurance of any activist’s vehicles can be suspended. They will also act against cryptocurrencies, which are part of what she called “terrorist financing.”
“We are today serving notice: if your truck is being used in these protests, your corporate accounts will be frozen,” Freeland said.
It should be recalled that in the face of GoFoundMe‘s blockade of protesters, the Freedom Convoy began taking donations through Tallycoin, a fundraising platform built on the Bitcoin blockchain.
The convoy began as a protest to U.S. and Canadian regulations requiring cross-border truckers to be fully vaccinated to enter either country; and in the face of mass nonconformity, it became a movement against many public health measures.
Sabrina Martín Rondon is a Venezuelan journalist. Her source is politics and economics. She is a specialist in corporate communications and is committed to the task of dismantling the supposed benefits of socialism // Sabrina Martín Rondon es periodista venezolana. Su fuente es la política y economía. Es especialista en comunicaciones corporativas y se ha comprometido con la tarea de desmontar las supuestas bondades del socialismo