We hope that you are as aghast as we are that Canada’s Justin Trudeau has invoked “emergency” powers to compel financial institutions to disclose customers’ private data and/or freeze their accounts—without probable cause, a warrant, or due process. This is all a retaliation against the truckers who protested the mandates. The order is an enormously dangerous power grab by government and a clear violation of due process of law.
But now with the protests dispersing, Canada’s finance minister Chrystia Freeland has announced a program to keep the surveillance power “on a permanent basis.” She says it’s a way to “increase the quality and quantity of intelligence…and make more information available to support investigations by law enforcement.” https://t.co/BuZLLbi6t0
What we find head-spinning about this turn of events is that the American media and many prominent leftists are still accusing the truckers, not the government, of being “fascists.”