Chrystia Freeland is the Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance as of 2022. She is a member of the totalitarian fascist Liberal Party of Canada which cancelled human rights in February 2022. Freeland lied about having knowledge of her grandfather's Nazi background during her appointment as Canadian Foreign Minister in 2017. She is an alumnus of the neo-fascist Young Global Leaders. Freeland, like many of her compatriot Ukrainians, refused to denounce totalitarianism in either its fascist or communist forms, but rather harbor ethnic hatred toward Russians who were also enslaved victims of Marxist ideology in the Soviet era.
She studied Russian history and literature at Harvard University. During 1988–89, she was an exchange student at the University of Kyiv in Ukraine, where she studied the Ukrainian language. While there, she worked with journalist Bill Keller of The New York Times to document the Bykivnia graves, an unmarked mass grave site where the NKVD disposed of tens of thousands of dissidents. The official Soviet story held that the graves were the result of Nazi atrocities. She translated the stories of locals who had witnessed covered trucks and "puddles of blood in the road" that predated the 1941 Nazi invasion, adding evidence that the site was actually the result of Soviet communist repression.
Freeland's maternal grandfather, Michael Chomiak (Ukrainian: Mykhailo Khomiak), had been a journalist before World War II. During the war he was chief editor of the Ukrainian antisemitic daily newspaper Krakivs'ki visti (News of Krakow) for the Nazi regime. John-Paul Himka, a professor of history at the University of Alberta, who was Chomiak's son-in-law used Chomiak's records, including old issues of the newspaper, as the basis of several scholarly papers focused on the coverage of Soviet era mass-murders of Ukrainian civilians. These papers examined the use of these massacres as Nazi propaganda against Jews. In 2017, when Chomiak's Nazi collaboration appeared online, Freeland did not denounce the activity but rather called it "Russian disinformation" during her appointment as Canadian Foreign Minister. Her office later denied Chomiak ever collaborated with Nazi Germany. However, reporting by The Globe and Mail showed that Freeland had known of her grandfather's Nazi ties since at least 1996, when she helped edit a scholarly article by Himka for the Journal of Ukrainian Studies.
Seizure of bank accounts
Freeland announced an expansion of “terrorist financing” rules that would allow banks to freeze assets with no oversight when the Liberal Party of Canada suspended the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and declared martial law in February 2022. The new measures also apply to crowdfunding outlets and payment processing providers. “We are broadening the scope of Canada’s anti-money laundering and terrorist financing rules so that they cover crowdfunding platforms and the payment service providers they use,” Freeland said. The expanded rules also apply to digital assets, such as cryptocurrency. In enacting the changes, Freeland said that what she claimed were "illegal" blockades "...have highlighted the fact that crowdfunding platforms and some of the payment service providers they use are not fully captured under the proceeds of crime and terrorist financing act." All crowdfunding platforms and service providers were required to register with the Canadian government's financial intelligence unit, FINTRAC, and report “large and suspicious transactions.” The seizures were retroactive, meaning accounts could be frozen for actions taken prior to martial law being imposed.
GPS tracking of cell phone data is able to identify anyone within the vicinity of where protests take place.
Freeland went on to illegally threaten truckers with extreme measures if they do not go home. “If your truck is being used in these illegal blockades, your corporate accounts will be frozen, the insurance on your vehicle will be suspended,” Freeland added. Banks and financial services providers will also be allowed by Freeland to freeze or suspend accounts without a court order, intended by her to specifically target the Freedom Convoy and its supporters while hypocritically ignoring crowdfunding campaigns by violent leftist groups such as Antifa. “In doing so, they will be protected against civil liability for actions taken in good faith,” the Deputy PM continued - while she ignored that by acting at Freeland's behest in illegally targeting the Freedom Convoy and other peaceful and legal protests, the banks would be acting in bad faith and thus would not be protected against civil liability.
As part of his continued overreach of power, the Trudeau regime and the RCMP began sending the names of those taking part in the Freedom Convoy protests to Canadian banks with orders to freeze the accounts of the participants for standing up to Trudeau's illegal actions. The opposition Conservatives condemned Trudeau and Freeland's heavy-handed move of freezing bank accounts without evidence of what the regime claimed was "extremist activity", with acting Conservative leader Candice Bergen stating that Trudeau "...has jumped straight to the most extreme measure."
Canadian Justice Minister David Lametti told CTV News that citizens identified as supporting President Donald Trump are subject to “de-banking” as part of the Canadian government's official target identification process. During the segment, Lametti hedged and dodged questioning about what terms and conditions the Canadian government is using to instruct the RCMP and financial institutions. However, after equating the Trudeau order to the same principles around terrorism, the ‘Justice Minister’ finally said:
|”If you are a member of a pro Trump movement who is donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to this kind of thing, then you ought to be worried.”|
Trudeau's expropriation order caused a panic and a run on the banks. People rushed to ATM's to withdraw their cash before the government could seize it. Five major Canadian banks went offline, preventing a number of customers from using e-Transfers, online banking, and mobile banking services. The financial institutions affected by the outage included the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), BMO (Bank of Montreal), Scotiabank, TD Canada Trust, and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC).
A photo taken of Freeland at an anti-Russian rally caught her holding a red and black scarf representative of the Bandera movement, a Ukrainian nationalist pro-Nazi group. Freeland posted the photo with the scarf to social media. The rally Freeland attended in Toronto also had red and black flags waving. Red and black have historically represented the Bandera movement, which was started by Stepan Bandera, a Ukrainian politician during World War II who was accused of Nazi war crimes against Jewish and Polish people. Red and black represent the Nazi idea of "blood and soil." An iPolitics profile piece on Freeland mentioned Bandera and noted her Ukrainian heritage and influence in Canadian policy against Russia, “inspired by pro-Bandera lobbyists.”
- Retson, Don. "Student 'glasnost' chilly", Edmonton Journal, May 20, 1989.
- https://web.archive.org/web/20180612162206/http://www.timeandspace.lviv.ua/files/session/Himka%20Ethnicity%20and%20Reporting_210.doc Krakivs'ki visti published materials from German papers, especially the Nazi party organ Völkischer Beobachter, which appeared frequently. Articles were also translated from Berliner Illustrierte Nachtausgabe and all most important Berlin papers."
- Ethnicity and the Reporting of Mass Murder |work=Shatterzone of Empires: Coexistence and Violence in the German, Habsburg, Russian, and Ottoman Borderlands
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