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Canadian ‘Freedom Convoy’: TD Bank Freezes Accounts With $1.1M For Trucker Protest

Attorney for the convoy says TD has been put ‘on notice’
Vehicles of the protest convoy are seen parked on the Sir John A. Macdonald parkway leading in to downtown Ottawa on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP / AP Newsroom)
Vehicles of the protest convoy are seen parked on the Sir John A. Macdonald parkway leading in to downtown Ottawa on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP / AP Newsroom)

Toronto-Dominion Bank froze two personal bank accounts, one of which included C$1.4 million ($1.1 million), to support “Freedom Convoy” protesters in Canada who are pushing back against vaccine mandates and other COVID-19 procedures.

The decision to freeze the accounts was confirmed by a spokesperson for the bank in a statement, according to a report from Reuters.

The move, according to the statement, came after TD applied to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice this week about taking funds sent through bank transfers and GoFundMe and giving them to the intended recipients or returning them to the donors “who have requested refunds but whose entitlement to a refund cannot be determined by TD.”

The outlet reported that one bank account received C$1 million through GoFundMe and the rest was sent to a second account through a variety of bank transfers. The spokesperson said TD is unsure of where the GoFundMe payment originated.

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