In resistance to Justin Trudeau’s Canadian vaccine mandate for truckers traveling through U.S. borders, thousands of Canadian truckers and their supporters took to the streets on January 22 in a protest dubbed the “Freedom Convoy,” lining up and gridlocking central roads in Ottawa.
As the protests captured national attention, a GoFundMe fundraiser collected about $7.9 million before being shut down by the platform from political pressure due to the protest’s association with right-wing political figures.
The protestors then quickly pivoted to an alternative Christian crowdfunding platform, GiveSendGo, which has since raised more than $9.7 million, 60% of its $16 million goal.
Yet the truckers were not out of the woods yet.
The Superior Court of Justice in Ontario issued a court order to GiveSendGo, demanding that the fundraising platform halt the distribution of funds to protestors. The platform vehemently pledged to disobey the court order. Practically speaking, however, the courts could still go after local Canadian banks, which GiveSendGo relies on for the transfer of…