Bitcoin Wallet Providers Reject Justin Trudeau’s #FreedomTruckers Fund Freeze Order
Meanwhile, Canadian Clergy rebuke Trudeau and Canadian citizens petition for the dissolution of Parliament.
Sadly, our press had gone all-in on its reporting about the Ukraine while neglecting anything but the most basic coverage of the police crackdown on the Freedom Convoy participants in Ottawa.
However, their attempts to “unite” the nation behind ‘Biden the war president’ aren’t working, and clever people who dig a little deeper can see there is a backlash building against the abuse of government power, especially the threat to people’s livelihoods and anger at the brutal tactics taken by Ottawa police. My colleague Fuzzy Slippers had an exceptional write-up about the use of horse patrols on the crowds.
Many Canadians and entities that support them are finding ways to protest the extreme and authoritative “Emergencies Act.”
To begin with, after the High Court in Ontario issued an order to cryptocurrency providers to freeze the funds of users involved in the Freedom Conway, bitcoin wallet company Nunchuk, which received a letter demanding it comply, declined to comply.
Nunchuk took aim at the order, in an epic tweet that was brutal (emphasis mine).
“Dear Ontario High Court Judge,
Nunchuk is a self-defense, collaborative, multicick bitcoin wallet. We are a software provider, not a security finance intermediary.
Our software is free to use. While protecting privacy, it helps people to eliminate single points of failure and save bitcoin as safely as possible.
We do not collect any user identification information beyond email addresses. We have no keys. Therefore:
- “Our users’ assets cannot be disabled.”
- Cannot “block transactions”.
- We do not know the “presence, nature, value and location” of our users’ assets.
See how self-defense and personal keys work. When the Canadian dollar is worthless, we will be here for you.
The Nunchuk Team.
Yesterday, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice sent us a Mareva Injunction, ordering us to freeze and disclose information about the assets involved in the #FreedomConvoy2022 movement.
Here is our official response. pic.twitter.com/iuxliXhN5y
— nunchuk_io (@nunchuk_io) February 19, 2022
Another bitcoin outlet reacted similarly:
Our official response to Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland's request to freeze all Canadian Edge users' accounts via the Emergencies Act: https://t.co/yOiu46neLg
— Edge (@EdgeWallet) February 18, 2022
— Battle Beagle (@HarmlessYardDog) February 19, 2022
But these aren’t the only rebukes to Trudeau’s “Emergencies Act.” A group of Canadian clergy sent an open letter to the Prime Minister critical of his invocation of the “Emergencies Act” and calling it “tyrannical.”
“We are writing to you as representative pastors of Christian congregations from across the nation and as law-abiding citizens who respect the God-defined role of civil government and uphold the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the highest law of our land, which recognizes the supremacy of God over all human legislation,” read the letter, which was signed by 29 clergymen and remains open for other Canadians to sign.
…”The Ottawa protest has presented your government with a wonderful opportunity to meet with and speak to ordinary Canadians lawfully and peaceably requiring the restoration of their constitutional rights,” they wrote.
“However, in response to their singing, praying, dancing, candy floss, bouncy castles, speeches about the Constitution and outpourings of patriotic love for the country, your government has not only refused to meet with these citizens to hear their concerns, you have insulted, denigrated and lied about them, further dividing a hurting and broken nation.”
How bad must you be to get a group of mild-mannered Canadian pastors this angry at you?
Finally, there is a Change.Org petition calling on the Governor General to dissolve the Canadian Parliament. Here is a portion of the petition:
…Justin Trudeau constantly refuses to answer questions during Question Period from the official opposition representing Canadians with the desire for what the rest of the world is already doing. Lifting unproductive and damaging mandates.
The political process and current laws have failed Canadians in that due process, and Canadian laws have been manipulated by a minority government to serve the vision of the Prime Minister at the cost of Canadians rights and freedoms.
We, the undersigned, the citizens of Canada, call upon the Governor General to dissolve parliament and allow Canadians the choice on how we will move forward as a country.
And while the Governor General may not be able to dissolve Parliament, if enough Canadian voters contact their Members of Parliament, a majority of them may be persuade to take a “No Confidence” vote. In Canada, a vote of no confidence is a motion that the legislature disapproves and no longer consents to the governing prime minister and the incumbent Cabinet.
A vote of no confidence that passes leads to the fall of the incumbent government.
The quickest way to restore liberty in Canada is through Parliament. Hopefully, enough Canadians will be inspired to do so after seeing Trudeau’s actions in response to the nation’s truckers.
Things are OK in Canada if and only if one of two things happens:
The court agrees with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association that the invocation of the Emergency Act was unjustified and shuts it down
Parliament rejects Trudeau's act
— Wesley Yang (@wesyang) February 20, 2022
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I guess we are about to find out whether or Canada’s Parliament is as bought and paid-for as our Congress. This is a minority government which you would think is easily toppled by something as unpopular with the voters. But word is that Trudeau support in Parliament is safe. Canada is a democratic Republic and if the democratic part is dead, they might just as well just dissolve Parliament and tell everyone to go home. A captured Parliament is no parliament at all. There is no point in “parlaying” if it’s all kabuki theater.
To topple the government, the party or parties supporting them would have to vote against the Emergency Act. The socialist New Democratic Party, who are the only ones who can bring down the government, have already said they support Trudeau on this.
The New Democratic Party is a minority party. it by a coalition on minority parties. Finding a majority to vote no confidence should be easy unless most everybody has been bought off.
Actually, they have a liberal majority that they think will pass the bill. The only question is whether or not they will go through with it because of how it may affect their future political prospects.
“liberal” is their word as per media reports…not mine
If they pass it then the probability of having to worry about elections undoubtedly drops to zero.
Once they declare the equivalent to Martial Law it’s pretty much assured they can be the vote counters.
No, Phil, you do not understand it. There is no coalition. The government consists of the Grits alone, with the NDP’s support. The NDP are 100% behind Trudeau on this, so there is no way they will vote to bring him down. The only way he can lose is by a party room revolt, and that’s very unlikely.
Something tells me that “Build Back Better” does not include our second Amendment right. That is the one impetus to keep tyranny out of our borders.
Build back better means that democrats want to take your tax money and spend it on their pet projects.
Tell this dim-witted fascist to pound snow,
Ohhhh! That was cold!
I’m glad to see wallet providers doing this. But ultimately, do they have any choice? The raison d’etre for cryptocurrency is to protect owners from the collapse of government financial systems. If government has the power to disrupt crypto, it loses a significant bit of its utilitarian value…maybe all of its value.
With respect to Mr. Yang, I don’t think you can declare that things are ‘alright’ with Canada until the Canadian Parliament throws Mr. Castraux and his jack-booted thug accomplices out on their collective ass and perhaps prosecuted themselves for civil rights violations.
People, and apparently the Canadian government, still don’t understand how crypto wallets work. It’s no different from a wallet sold at a department store.
The store has no idea what is subsequently placed into the wallet, and has no control over it.
Asking a private crypto wallet provider to “freeze and disclose,” is analogous to asking the department store to account for, and freeze, the cash stored in previously sold wallets. It’s literally impossible for the company to comply with the request.
The crypto wallet is simply a front end, used to view and manipulate the assets that are stored on the block chain. Essentially, it us a fancy password manager.
Unfortunately, in order to change cryptocurrency into something you can use to buy groceries you have to transfer funds to a bank, where they can be frozen.
This supports two opposing ideas:
– the reason to have some cash around
– the reason the Government wants to be cashless
Nothing rabid about the post Mr Wombat.
Since Canada not only now has a legal framework for seizing any bank deposits, stock portfolios, bonds, corporate assets, etc, with absolutely no due process or trials at will and is in fact doing it as we write; it would not be unreasonable to suggest that anyone, Canadian or otherwise, get out of those assets and out of any Canadian banks or brokerages forthwith.
I note that the HQ’s of such corporations are in Canada and subject to Canadian law. Therefore it can be expected to be likely that said corporations would order their American subsidiaries to execute such seizures on any accounts in this country where the account holder has been listed as disagreeing with the Canadian government. I grant that after years of lawsuits, a lot of legal costs, and the inability to access your own money you may get a court order to get things back. Or you may not get such a court order if the judge or our “Department of Justice” takes Canada’s side. The rule of law is a shaky staff to lean on nowadays. Possession still is 9/10ths of the law.
Here are some Canadian banks operating in the US:
RBC, BMO, CIBC, Desjardins Bank, National Bank of Canada, TD Bank, and Chase Bank. They may have other subsidiaries operating as banks or brokerages. For instance TD Ameritrade is owned by TD Bank.
Of course YMMV and you have to do your own due diligence.
It gets a little complicated. TDAmeritrade for instance was owned by TD Bank in Canada but has been sold to Charles Schwab. It is hard to know where they are in that process and which laws would apply. TDAmeritrade is the Canadian entity most used by Americans.
Then there is the fact that our CEOs would absolutely be on board with confiscating the assets of anyone who backed Trump if they thought they could get away with it. In fact, they would be itching to do it. Those are simply the times we live in. The left has gone utterly insane and is willing to burn down everything to have compliance.
The template has been set so the next protest could end the same way for us on the right in the US. That being the case, nowhere is safe to put your money. Indeed, even cashing out would be ruinous with the current rate of inflation. You would have to buy hard assets and hope there was no bubble in them that would burst before you could get out.
Just very dark times all around now. Our globalist ruling class has not the slightest idea how close to the edge they are pushing things.
“JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an American multinational investment bank and financial services holding company headquartered in New York City.JPMorgan Chase is incorporated in Delaware.”
Not that I like Chase Bank.
Are credit unions safer?
Hard assets are only as safe as you can protect them. Nothing like a 2 AM government raid, and of course deeds and titles can be seized justs easily with the stroke of a judge’s pen.
UPDATE- I just heard that the financial provisions of the Canadian Emergency Act Decrees are being made a permanent part of Canadian law. Short form, all of your financial information, personal and corporate, including spending is going to go to a political “counter-terrorism” government department.
Samaritan already has your social media, email, texts, etc.
I wonder how long it will be before US citizens who donated or otherwise supported actions or speech unfavored by the authoritarian Castreau will be denied entry into Canada.
There is a very active organization that can be found at http://www.wefundfreedom.org where you can donate crypto to the truckers in Canada or the US, The site is entirely safe and you do not have to input any information that can be hacked. Check it out.
I wonder. Does Justin Trudeau have a Bitcoin Wallet that can be frozen until he stops trying to freeze other people’s funds?