Canadian official: If you’re member of ‘Trump movement’ that donated to truckers ‘you ought to be worried’

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During an interview Wednesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s so-called “justice minister” defended the administration’s move to freeze bank accounts by linking the ongoing trucker protests to former U.S. President Donald Trump and terrorism.

Asked by CTV News Channel whether everyday Canadian citizens who donated to the protests have anything to be worried about, Justice Minister David Lametti said they might.

“If you are a member of a pro-Trump movement who is donating hundreds of thousands of dollars and millions of dollars to this kind of thing, then you ought to be worried,” he specifically said.

The “pro-Trump” part provoked massive confusion, with some assuming he was threatening U.S. citizens, given as Trump is an American political figure — not a Canadian one:

But it’s not clear that he’d meant American Trump supporters. Either way, it seemed like a telling sign to critics that he’d chosen to make the protests about ideology instead of what they’re really about, the Canadian government’s strict vaccine mandates.

Lametti reportedly continued his remarks to CTV News Channel by equating the truckers’ peaceful protests to international terrorism.

“We already do this with respect to terrorist financing, we already do this with respect to money laundering. What we are doing is extending the same kind of principles and procedures to this situation,” he said.

Some found this remark ironic given as Trudeau has an extensive “record of supporting the Islamist cause while refusing to engage with reformist Muslims,” according to the Gatestone Institute.

Trudeau was also a loud supporter of the Black Lives Matter “protests” that often turned into violent riots.

According to the latest reports, Canadian banks have begun “moving to freeze” the bank accounts of people and organizations associated with the ongoing protests.

“Using powers granted under the Emergencies Act, the federal government has directed banks and other financial institutions to stop doing business with people associated with the anti-vaccine mandate convoy occupying the nation’s capital,” as reported Wednesday by CBC News.

“According to the regulations published late Tuesday, financial institutions are required to monitor and halt all transactions that funnel money to demonstrators — a measure designed to cut off funding to a well-financed protest that has taken over large swaths of Ottawa’s downtown core.”

A day later on Thursday, the Canadian Bankers Association issued a statement vowing to “diligently implement” Trudeau’s widely panned bank freeze.

“Banks in Canada follow all applicable laws and regulations in carrying out their operations, in keeping with their commitment to protect the integrity of Canada’s financial system,” the bank said, according to the Ottawa Business Journal.

Even Canadian cryptocurrency exchanges like BitBuy have reportedly bent the knee.

“We will conduct our own investigations and surveillance as part of our compliance program and report as required by the Emergency order and FINTRAC requirements,” BitBuy chief compliance officer Torstein Braaten reportedly said in a statement.

Meanwhile, a multitude of additional exchanges confirmed to the Financial Post that they’ve “received letters from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police … ordering that they not facilitate transactions for a list of more than 30 crypto wallet addresses thought to be connected to the vaccine mandate protests that started in Ottawa.”

The crackdown by Trudeau is so authoritarian that both liberal comedian Bill Maher and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk have compared him to deceased megalomaniacal dictator Adolf Hitler:

On Friday’s episode of HBO’s “Real Time,” Maher specifically said that the prime minister’s rhetoric makes him “sound like Hitler.”

“He was talking about people who are not vaccinated. He said, ‘They don’t believe in science. They’re often misogynistic, often racist,’” the comedian noted, quoting from a speech the Canadian PM had delivered a couple weeks earlier.

“No, they’re not. He said, ‘But they take up space. And with that we have to make a choice in terms of a leader as a country. Do we tolerate these people?’ Tolerate these people!? Now you do sound like Hitler.”

Musk meanwhile posted a Hitler meme about Trudeau on Thursday but deleted it after backlash from the radical far-left.

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