UPDATE: On Friday, the Premier of Ontario announced that the government was, in fact, after funds from GiveSendGo. "There will be consequences to these actions, and they will be severe," he said, saying that the province was cracking down on funds from the GiveSendGo. Read more.
The Ford government has gone to court to freeze the funds of the Freedom Convoy, according to the Toronto Sun's Brian Lilley.
The order was issued by the court today and all funds are frozen until further notice.
It is worth noting that the funds have been frozen, not seized.
According to a statement: "Today, the Attorney General brought an application in the Superior Court of Justice for an order pursuant to section 490.8 of the Criminal Code prohibiting any person from disposing of, or otherwise dealing with, in any manner whatsoever, any and all monetary donations made through the Freedom Convoy 2022 and Adopt-a-Trucker campaign pages on the GiveSendGo online fundraising platform.
"This afternoon, the order was issued. It binds any and all parties with possession or control over these donations."
The convoy's lawyer, the JCCF's Keith Wilson, recently spoke about funding at a press conference, where he discussed the importance of bitcoin.
"With respect to bitcoin, what we've witnessed.. what the world has witnessed is the power of government to manipulate the flows of peoples hard-earned dollars, to advance a government's objectives and to seek to defeat the will of individuals in their democratic process.
"I have been following bitcoin very closely, it's a decentralized platform for people to exchange their hard-earned value with someone else for theirs," Wilson continued.
"It bypasses the constraints and arbitrary controls of government. This is the perfect example of why fiat currency is in trouble."